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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...

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 by ...

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.

Feeling Burned Out? Take A Gap Year

Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For UCLA student Mai Lee, a gap year program between high school and college proved to be instrumental in determining her academic trajectory. "My ...

Senegal: Thousands of Boys Forced to Beg Face Exploitation

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Senegal has made inadequate progress in protecting the thousands of young boys who are housed in Quranic boarding schools and suffer from exploitation and often extreme physical abuse at the hands of their teachers.

The Importance of De-Hyphenating India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Cleo Paskal

If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.

Giving Back The Power Of Storytelling Through Film

Molly Melching | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Community voices really are the key to empowering development. Through participant-produced filmmaking, their priorities and solutions can be brought directly to the forefront.

The New Peace Corps: Fighting Malaria, Saving Lives

Christopher Hedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Hedrick

Peace Corps volunteers Pat and Anne Linn were present at the death of four-year-old Koumba. Koumba's family had bed nets, but she was still infected. The clinic had medicine, but the family waited too long to bring her in.

The Hip Hop Scene in Senegal

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The youth of Senegal have been busting out beats since the '80s. Today, they're influencing the rest of the African continent. Hip hop here is more of a cultural movement covering the social and political life in Senegal (kind of the way New York originally intended it to be).

If You or a Loved One Has Ever Needed Morphine for Pain Relief, Watch This Video

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of patients in Senegal suffer from excruciating pain every year without relief. Unnecessarily restrictive government regulations and poor training for healthcare workers impede their effective medical treatment.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.