I've been asked many times what success will look like in Paris. Here's my scorecard and my predictions of five key elements that -- if all were achieved -- would constitute an exceptionally successful 21st Conference of the Parties:
It took the Soweto Gospel Choir only a matter of months from its founding in November, 2002 to reach the top of the music world. The group's first album, "Voices Of Heaven," reached number one on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its U.S. release.
The seductiveness of the word "conservation" has allowed certain players in the wildlife tourism sector to exploit it towards their own selfish ends, and use it as a smokescreen for all manner of sins and unethical practices. But for how much longer?
By Adèle Charbonneau
According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...
This past July, a Boeing 777 headed toward take-off from the main international airport in Lagos, Nigeria crashed into another plane on the tarmac. Th...
The most prevalent concentration of individuals living with HIV in the world is in South Africa, according to the Current HIV/AIDS Reports. These reports state that, of all the people worldwide who have HIV, almost one fifth of them, or 6.4 million, live in South Africa.
When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don't. Why would you? Teabags don't automatically make yo...
There are so many ways to see the diverse and beautiful landscapes of South Africa: From atop a CitySightseeing Bus in Cape Town, from inside a hot ai...
By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.
You might not know who Oratile Mmolawa is but you might be familiar with Cassper Nyovest or Tshego. Both Cassper Nyovest and Tshego are South African artists, who have released hit songs in South Africa, that have gained the applause of fans throughout the African continent.
Robert Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government during the Rhodesian Bush War and was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years.
To be part of the change, to be part of history being undone and refashioned. To feel something I'd never felt in England. It has been building for some time now, though I'll admit I might have lost sight of it at times. But there is no denying its presence now. Sooner or later, everything must fall.
Normality is simply what we're used to. And once we're used to it, we stop paying attention to it. It goes unseen. Even our own thoughts. Maybe ever so often something alerts us to the fact it isn't what it should, or could, be.
Japan has cherry blossoms, Holland has fields of tulips, and Africa has its famous jacarandas. They erupt in vivid purple flowers in October and November, the southern hemisphere's spring. That means right about now, the streets are awash in a gorgeous carpet of violet.
While the FARC agreement is a most welcome and unexpected surprise, it is much too early to say that it is capable of delivering the kind of truth and justice that Colombia must provide to its injured citizens.