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Tanzania Arrests The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.09.2015 | 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...

The Power of Disconnecting: How a Trip to Africa Saved My Mental Health

Adam Vavrek | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Vavrek

I left Africa with a renewed focus, with a new perspective in both my personal and professional life and with the hope that I'll have the discipline and the wisdom to take the following with me:

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

Things White People Like - As Told By a Hadza Tribesman

Forest Trends | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

When the Hadza hunter-gatherer people of northern Tanzania decided to slow deforestation in the Yaeda Valley, they turned to carbon markets. First, they had to do something they'd never done before: secure rights to the land they had been inhabiting for for 40,000 years.

The Shopkeeper's Code

Phil Latessa | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

Recently, I was in Tanzania with several first time travelers. So, we did the dreaded shopping for souvenirs shopping in Moshi. As in many third world countries, street vendors are aggressive in trying to get your business.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly

On Top of the World in Every Sense

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

I opened my mouth to confirm, and then shut it wordlessly, my hands nervously twitching over the heap of gear we were packing away. Pants. Where were my pants? Unbelievable. I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in less than 12 hours, and had forgotten my pants in Los Angeles.

Tanzania Police Arrest Man Accused Of Trying To Sell Albino Niece For Witchcraft

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanzanian police have arrested a 44-year-old man accused of tr...

A Thank You Note to the Serengeti

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Are you narcoleptic?" Corny peered down at me from the Land Rover's open roof, amused. I snapped out of my haze, halting a streak of sleepy head-bobbing that would make Tony Abbott proud. Less than three days in Tanzania and I was already resembling an extra in The Walking Dead.

Summiting Kilimanjaro to See the End of NTDs

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.