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This App Is Changing The Way Tanzania Reads The News

Quartz | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Tanzanians, like other Africans on the continent, are doing almost everything via their phones these days—from paying bills, depositing and tran...

Christmas Card Ban For Government Officials In Tanzania

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Weird News

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this ...

Thanksgiving: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Shari Jones' project to bring vegan nutrition education to South Central LA, to Terrance Ransom's Oakland, CA-based project to help kids heal from grief and loss through video games, this week we are proud to support another crop of seeds of change in our world.

How Africa Is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

Laura Ling | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Laura Ling

With greater investment in alternative energy innovation, strong political will within Africa and outside its borders, and an end to endemic corruption, Africa could become a leader in sustainability, lighting the way for all of us.

The Maasai

College Tourist | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Have you ever dreamt of embarking on a journey to the most remote and mysterious corners of the world? About visiting a place where you can enjoy unspoiled wilderness and meet a real warrior?

Little Bird Dentist Makes A Special House Call For Giraffe In Tanzania

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

This doctor is so fly. A wildlife photographer spotted a red-billed oxpecker picking food out of a giraffe’s teeth, and caught the incredible (...

More Than 100,000 Burundians Take Refuge in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Barbara Borst

More than 100,000 Burundians fleeing renewed political violence in their country have poured into neighboring Tanzania since April. They knew they would be safe here; many had sought refuge in this country before. But there was no convenient place to put them.

Longtime Refugees Grateful for Citizenship in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Barbara Borst

Freedom. Happiness. Gratitude. These are words that people here use over and over to describe how they feel about becoming Tanzanian citizens after more than 40 years as refugees from Burundi.

Promoting, Protecting and Realising the Rights of Children: A Matter of Political Will

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Every child has the same human rights as adults. These include the right to life, food, health, education, development, a clean environment and the right to be heard.

Tanzania Arrests The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.10.2015 | World

Tanzania took an important step this week to combat the ivory trade and save the African elephant. The country's National an...

Why Tanzania Is Still Top of the Safari Charts

Christopher Clark | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Christopher Clark

The Serengeti, image courtesy of Christopher Clark Misinformed fears about the threat of Ebola and the sporadic spikes of terrorism in certain parts...

15 Places to Eat (Really) Well in Tanzania

AFKTravel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel

In addition to game reserves, beaches, and national parks, Tanzania boasts a robust dining scene, with everything from swank seaside eateries to hole-...

Why Is Financial Inclusion so High on the Development Agenda?

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.

Vision and Discipline: How to Innovate for Increased Financial Inclusion

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Globally, some two billion working-age adults in emerging markets are excluded from the type of financial intermediation that we take for granted in the developed world.

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

The Real Heroes of Kilimanjaro

Christopher Clark | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Christopher Clark

When I reached the summit, I certainly didn't feel that my life was suddenly somehow different. In fact, what I felt more than anything was something that had been creeping up on me throughout the whole trek: how ridiculous we were.

A Dangerous Shift Against Democracy in Tanzania

Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe

For our entire history as a sovereign nation, Tanzania has been ruled by only one party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the Party of the Revolution. In 1992, for the first time, a multi-party political system was instituted. Since then, the opposition parties have grown gradually stronger.

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

Betting on Better Data

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To close the gap, we first need to understand why progress has stalled. Better data collection can unlock those answers, and help us find new ways to maximize donor investments in vaccines.

A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.

85-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Climbs Kilimanjaro, Possibly Sets World Record

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.10.2015 | Travel

At 85 years young, an Arizona great-grandmother has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the ...

Tanzania Reality Show Tackles Gender Inequality, Awards Women Farmers Cash And Farm Tools

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact

This reality show drama is actually worth watching. Preparing to film its fifth season, Oxfam Tanzania’s series about women farmers hi...

Tanzania Text Message Program Gives Lifesaving Tips To Expectant, New Mothers

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

DAR ES SALAAM, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Halima Rahim became a mother for the first time, friends and acquaintances in Tanzania's co...

Good News: African Governments Are Seriously Stepping Up Their Fight Against Malnutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

The latest State of Food Insecurity in the World report shows that a total of 72 developing countries out of 129 have reached the MDG 1c hunger target and, for the developing regions as a whole, the prevalence of undernourishment have declined.

These Dogs Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Elephant Ivory

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

  You need a special kind of dog to detect contraband. They need to be happy, strong and social. They need to enjoy playtime, since they probabl...