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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.

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.

Anti-Gay Legislation Lands 5 Women In Jail

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up...

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.

Meet Germany's First Black Lawmaker

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices

BERLIN — A chemist and an actor – both with family roots in Senegal – have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according...

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.

What If Your Favorite Films Were Made In Senegal?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

Mena Suvari taking a dip in a bed of red roses, Keanu Reeves breaking into an impressive backbend to dodge bullets -- such iconic cinematic moments ha...

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Mandela, Obama, and the Opportunities in Africa

Jack Healey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Jack Healey

My hope is the president's visit will be appreciated not as merely a president but as a student given a chance to learn, to absorb and come home to a devotion back towards human rights.

Washington Watch: Week 22 - "What a Week"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

"What a Week" -- Major Supreme Court Rulings, Senate Passes Immigration Reform, Obama and Family in Africa. Supreme Rulings The Voting Rights Act (f...

Obama Embraces the Divestment Movement: From Apartheid to Climate Change

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The word "divest" was like a dog whistle to campus activists who've been pushing their colleges and universities to rid their endowments of stock in companies that are part of the fossil fuel industry.

Obama Faces Gay Rights Clash In Big Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and le...

Obama Shares Thoughts On Visit To Senegal Slave Island

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

GOREE ISLAND, Senegal -- President Barack Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island, from which Africans were said to have been shipped across...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Faces Off With Senegal's First Lady Marieme Faye Sall

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 06.27.2013 | Style

Michelle Obama went toe-to-toe with another stylish first lady on Thursday, posing for photos with Senegal's Marieme Faye Sall to kick off the Obamas'...

Obamas To Confront Ancestry On Senegal Slave Island

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

When Barack and Michelle Obama visit Goree Island, a potent symbol of the slave trade off the Senegalese coast, it will be a moment to reflect not jus...