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The Future of Democracy and Freedom in Tanzania Is at Stake

Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Read More: Tanzania, World News
Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe

The ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapindizi (CCM), has enacted a cluster of laws to clamp down on freedom of the media that will put a country once admired for its transparency and openness - and a significant development partner of the West - into the same league as other dictatorships on the continent.

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Non-Threatened Species?

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Natural Habitat Adventures

So, wildebeests have perfected what they are and have demonstrated their staying power. With so many other animals on the brink of extinction, there's no immediate reason for us to be worried...Or is there?

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Protecting Peace in Burundi: A Crucial Moment

Salim Ahmed Salim | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Salim Ahmed Salim

DAR ES SALAAM -- I fear that Burundi's hard-earned peace is under imminent threat. An attempted coup d'état last week is the latest indicator that the country is once again on the brink. Immediate measures need to be implemented to de-escalate the situation, or the country could descend into civil war once again.

China's Growing Global Military Presence: Walk Softly and Carry a Small Stick

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.

Simple Food Storage Innovations Could Help Tanzanian Farmers Fight Hunger

New York Times | RACHEL CERNANSKY | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

Last year, Tanzania had exciting news: a bumper harvest of corn. But even as farmers were celebrating — corn is a staple eaten at almost every meal ...

Through Your Lens: Tanzania's Breathtaking Landscapes

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart & Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. ...

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here's Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact

After giving birth to twins in a dingy clinic in Tanzania, Doris Alikado wasn’t able to clean herself for 24 hours. But the exhausted mother was at ...

Billion Dollar U.S.-Backed New Alliance Threatens Evictions in Tanzania

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Marie Clarke Brill

President Obama has a history of supporting constructive international programs that can reach women smallholder farmers with critical investments, but he got it wrong with the New Alliance, and it needs to be scrapped.

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.

The Girl Guides of Africa: Pioneering Women on Safari

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's no longer a man's world. Here are just some of the inspiring women forging a career for themselves as guides and rangers in the African bush.

Zanzibar, a Lesson in Generosity

Martina Buchal | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Maybe there's something we can learn from Tanzania. When we have less, we can give more. Smile more. When we have more, we can give more. Smile more.

Time in Tanzania

Phil Latessa | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

Unless you look at your watch, time is subjective. It passes quickly when you are playing baseball with your friends and very slowly when you are in Psych class and the professor is droning on.

Witch Hunts In Tanzania On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

Religion News Service / USA Today | Tonny Onyulo | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch...

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Read More: Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, Sustainability, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Nature, Science, Climate Change Denial, Climate, Climate Science, Climate-Change, Obama, Green Energy, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Natural Gas, Wind Power, Solar Power, Fossil Fuels, Heat Waves, Congress, Voting, Weather, Business, Business News, Corporations, Economy, Climate Change Solutions, Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Food, Water, Coal, Fracking, Oil, Agriculture, Crops, Rising Sea Levels, Insurance, Pollution, Wildlife, Transportation, Transports, Transport, Cities, Deforestation, Jobs, Natural Disasters, Population, Population Growth, Overpopulation, Oceans, President Obama, Barack Obama, Epa, Nasa, Noaa, Department of Energy, Republicans, Gop, Democrats, Animals, Cute Animals, Fish, Birds, Activism, Political Activism, Humor, Keystone XL Pipeline, Keystone XL, Keystone Pipeline, California, Colorado, New York, New York City, Hawaii, North Dakota, West Virginia, Virginia, Texas, United Nations, United Kingdom, England, Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Europe, European Union, Indonesia, India, Asia, Brazil, Paraguay, New Guinea, Guyana, East Africa, Japan, Africa, Children, Children’S Health, Kids, Human Health, Health, Education, Air Pollution, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Bangladesh, Philippines, University of Colorado, Michelle Bachman, Christian Coalition, Christians, Bp, Apple, Tanzania, Catholics, Lent, Bill Nye, Vegetarianism, Seafood, Green News
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Camping It Up: 11 Incredible Camping Experiences

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From sleeping suspended over a valley from a cliff-edge to glamping in high style on the plains of the Serengeti, these are 11 of the most incredible and unique camping experiences in the world.

Albino Toddler Dismembered For Witchcraft Purposes, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

An albino toddler who went missing in Tanzania was found dismembered, and police say they believe the gruesome death is linked to witchcraft rituals. ...

Tanzania's President Kikwete Promises One Million Solar Homes

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

India's Prime Minister Modi is dreaming big on solar, aiming to use this clean resource to bring electricity to the 300 million Indians currently living without it. Ambitious as that is, it turns out he's not the only national leader turning to solar to power development.

The People You Meet While Traveling

THINK Global School | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Maybe we're not meant to ever find out if we, too, can create a lasting, positive impression on the people we meet while traveling. But that doesn't mean that we should ever stop trying.

10 Horseback Safaris in the African Wilderness

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Venture into Africa's areas of natural beauty to seek out each region's extraordinary game on horseback.

Exclusive Interview With Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker Nora De Angelli

Anca Dumitru | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Anca Dumitru

Nora de Angelli is a London-based freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. Until 2011, when she graduated from London College of Communication's University of Arts, with an M.A. in Documentary Film under her belt, De Angelli was an accomplished research scientist.

Gay and Living on Africa's East Coast

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Steven Wozencraft

LGBT Tanzanians are not alone in being violently persecuted for their sexuality. As the profile of gay rights grows globally, so too has the backlash from anti-LGBT campaigners.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.