On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings are an inspiration for anyone who fights for social justice. Shaun Casey, a theologian and savvy political analyst, serves as the first Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs in the US State Department.
This post first appeared at Foreign Policy Journal. It is important to begin the process of healing ties between Iraqi Sunnis and Shi'ites. ...
I have observed the people in my generation; I have attended their summer programs, listened as they brought intelligent points to discuss in class and watched them reflect and discuss the Nigerian economy. That being said, I dare say that my generation is the only hope Nigeria has of rising again.
According to the Global Terrorism Index the world's deadliest terror group is not ISIS. That dubious crown instead belongs to Nigeria' Boko Haram.
Through our #MaternalMonday online advocacy, we seek to create a tool and platform for health education for every woman and every child.
When disaster struck Nepal last year, the world rushed to send donations, resources, and support. This was a sign that we are in the fourth industrial revolution: A world connected -- as people -- by electronic devices.
In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as it is, is dwarfed by the number of young mothers who suffer injury, infection and disease after giving birth.
Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman...
As we embark on 2016 and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals, I would like to express my gratitude to all our partners and participants since we started in 2004 as a small NGO with the aim of ending deaths in childbirth in Nigeria.
In most countries where vaccination targets are not being met, large populations and weak vaccine programs have led to large numbers of unvaccinated children. Nigeria, like others, is beset by healthcare data quality issues due to a lack of governance, technical knowhow and infrastructure.
Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.
Since being sworn in as Tanzania's president on November 5, John Magufuli has been cracking down on corruption and wasteful spending, which are prob...
The market was supposed to save the planet. That, at least, was the argument of many economists grappling with the problem of climate change. As foss...
Kerry and Blinken both mention Burma, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. It's unlikely that this is a coincidence and is worth considering when one ponders the president's 2016 travel schedule.