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Greenpeace Helping Expose Illegal, Unethical Fishing off West Africa

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Foreign vessels have been plundering the waters of West Africa for decades to stock the fish markets of Europe and Asia. Industrial fishing is depriving West African people of a vital source of protein and pushing thousands of locals into poverty and despair.

A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

Dakar's Assault to the Senses: Youssou N'Dour on Senegal's Capital

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Stefan Simanowitz

"Music, like football, is in every Senegalese's heart" the legendary musician, Youssou N'Dour tells me, and in Dakar the air is indeed filled with music. Everywhere you go you hear snatches of the distinctive mbalax sound which fuses African and Cuban rhythms with rock, funk and reggae.

Infographic: How to Respond to an Outbreak - Success Factors for Fighting off Ebola

Yana Watson Kakar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Yana Watson Kakar

Over a year has passed since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began. In that narrow window of time, the disease has claimed more than 10,000 lives, stalled economic growth, and hampered -- if not reversed -- gains the region had made in strengthening public health infrastructure and service delivery.

These Instagram Photos From Senegal Are Just Magnificent

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart and Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. ...

Senegalese Women Turn Once-Devastating Floodwaters Into Gardens

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Emilie Faye is no stranger to flooding. The walls in her home are discolored from rainwater and past floods in her community, a suburb of Dakar, Seneg...

Daily Meditation: Ghosts Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

Sundance: Directors Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo on SEMBENE!'s Rich Legacy

Kristin McCracken | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though it's a cliché for a Sundance Film Festival premiere to be called "a labor of love," never has the term been more apt than with Sembene!, Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo's impassioned biopic of Ousmane Sembène, "the father of African cinema."

French Street Artist Pays Tribute To The Fierce Female Fighters Of The 19th Century

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

According to historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War, in the 1890s it was the highly trained military women who were chopping off the hea...

Daily Meditation: Legacies

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Chad: Torture Survivors Finally Get Their Day in Court

Henri Thulliez | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Henri Thulliez

"They owe me a child, they're going to pay for what happened to my child!" shouted Oumar Goujda as he stood before the presiding judge of N'Djamena's Criminal Court on November 21.

Meet The Hulking Young Stars Of Senegal -- Professional Wrestlers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

In Senegal, professional wrestling reigns supreme. Seeing as it's the national sport, those who successfully practice lutte sénégalaise, or laamb, a...

WHO: Ebola Outbreak In Senegal Over

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency officially declared an end Friday to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal, a rare bit of good news amid the public out...

How Africa Has Been Able To Limit The Spread Of Ebola

AP | TOM ODULA and LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its s...

The HeartString: Counting Where it Matters for Maternal Health

Barry Segal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.

Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

A Daughter's Peace Corps Work in West Africa and a Mother's Heart

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Holly Robinson

People who know me call me adventurous. I have climbed the Andes, hitchhiked around Spain and trekked the Himalaya through thigh-deep snow in March.

'No Man's Job': Inside The Lives Of Senegal's Female Mechanics

Posted 09.17.2014 | World

Photographer Anthony Kurtz traveled to Senegal in 2011 as a volunteer for the organization Walking Tree and later spent 10 days documenting the lives ...

Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.

Senegal Confirms First Case Of Ebola

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

By Diadie Ba and Saliou Samb DAKAR/CONAKRY Aug 29 (Reuters) - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit b...

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

The Things I Carry: A Bridge Year in Rural West Africa

Alex Y. Ding | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Alex Y. Ding

After three months in rural West Africa, my blood and bones surely carry a fair sum of parasites, bugs and amoebas -- but they also carry something infinitely more interesting.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

West Africa: Travels in the Lands of Mosques and Mangoes

Rachel Stern | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Rachel Stern

Ubiquitous mangoes, grandiose mosques, endless coastlines and welcoming locals are the core images that come to mind when I reflect on the three months I spent in West Africa.