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“I Became A Man, Just To Access The Mines”

UN Women | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s first woman miner, who disguised herself as a man to access the Tanzanite mines. During the we...

Another Former Colony Wants Germany To Pay For Its Atrocities In Africa

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home

Germany’s colonial ghosts are once again haunting the country in the present day. Lawmakers in Tanzania have begun the process to demand compensatio...

Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Kenneth Wilson, Lancaster University A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across ...

Climate Change This Week: Trumped By Climate, Record Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly.

These Futuristic Domes Are The Ultimate Forest Escape

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.15.2016 | Travel

If you’re on the prowl for a romantic safari destination, look no further than Asilia Africa’s Highlands camp in Tanzania. Located in a mountain f...

Good News for Elephants for a Change

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

My recent visit to Tanzania gives me hope. It started in Tarangire National Park, a beautiful northern ecosystem in which the population of elephants ...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

They say that money does not grow on trees but ask the Incas, Aztecs and Costa Rica's Chorotega people and they'd say otherwise. Before Europeans arri...

Paying It Forward in Tanzania

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our partner AfricAid is helping shape girls into empowered young leaders in Tanzania. Empowered enough to plan their families, choose their partners, ...

As Development Aid Evolves, Digitizing Tax Payments Can Have Dramatic Benefits for Emerging Economies

Ruth Goodwin-Groen | Posted 11.03.2016 | Technology
Ruth Goodwin-Groen

Every year, an estimated US$7.7 trillion worth of payments flow from people to governments worldwide. Not surprisingly, taxes make up a significant po...

Every Day of the Week (Even Weekends): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's ...

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 3, Africa - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.25.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The third in the series on randomly chosen sunsets focusses on Africa, again both the technicolour descent of the drowning orb and the gilded rays it ...

How Can The EU Play A Role in Making The Promises of The SDGs a Reality For Older Men and Women in Tanzania?

Erifyli Nomikou | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Erifyli Nomikou

Photo credit: Clemence Eliah/HelpAge International It has been a year since EU Member States agreed to make bold and transformative steps towards cha...

Four Must Sees To Visit In Tanzania

Marc Harris | Posted 10.14.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Tanzania really is the destination that has it all. From perfect, white sand beaches to the plains of the Serengeti. From the huge wildebeest herds of the great migration to the deserted shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Mental Health on Air: How Radio is Getting Teens Talking About Mental Health in Malawi and Tanzania

Kevin Perkins | Posted 10.10.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Co-author: Heather Gilberds Currently completing a PhD in journalism and communication at Carleton University, Heather was the program manager of Farm...

A Good Connection: Girls' Schools in East Africa Collaborate for Computer Lab Access

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Building a community of creative collaborators is our daily mission at Segal Family Foundation. We think that every meaningful relationship must begin...

The First Step Is to Listen: Unlocking Conversations in Development With Radio and Mobile Phones

Kevin Perkins | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

How can we include the world's most vulnerable people in the decisions that affect them? It's simple: We ask them. How? By combining the two most powe...

Tanzanian Children Are The World’s Fittest While American Kids Are Among The Least

Quartz Africa | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home

Tanzanian, Icelandic, Estonian, Norwegian and Japanese children are the world’s fittest while Mexican, Peruvian, Latvian, and American kids are the ...

Citizens In Tanzania Could Face Jail Time For Insulting The President On Social Media

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home

Tanzania is convicting more of its citizens for criticizing their president online. This week, five people were charged under the country’s recently...

How a Class Pen Pal Project Connected Two Continents

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Education
Anav Silverman

Photo: Letters from Tanzania students to Jerusalem students. It's September 1 and I am now beginning my seventh year of teaching English at a Jerusal...

Fatalities After Earthquake Rattles Tanzania

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.10.2016 | Home

Muleba, Tanzania following M5.7 earthquake— Jason Bechler (@jasonbechler) September 10, 2016 DAR ES SALAAM - Sever...

How India can stem the rising scourge of racism against Africans

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Pooja Jain-Grégoire, École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales (EHESS) - PSL India has seen a rise in incidents of racism by its citizens again...

Ivory-Sniffing Dog Duo Nabs Poacher In Impressive First Bust

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green

They may look like cuddly canine companions, but those who trade in illegal wildlife products should watch out. Earlier this month, Jenny, one of two ...

Cincinnati Zoo & Wildlife Safari Team Up to Ensure Survival of the Most Genetically-Valuable Cheetah Cub in North America

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cheetah mom at Cincinnati Zoo's breeding facility adopts cub Six-year-old cheetah, Kathleen, has adopted the most genetically-valuable cheetah cub ...

Shattering Stereotypes: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Whether or not one committed the crime, when one is released from prison the community often fosters their own reality of that person. It goes without...

In the Heart of Tanzania

Gay Browne | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

When one of my dearest friends, Suzanne, asked me to join her, Lamel, her children Erin and Chandler at The Legendary Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania a few ...