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My Trip to Zanzibar

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Traveling from Nairobi to Zanzibar is like traveling from New York City to Key West. Zanzibar is an island off the east coast of Africa. While it le...

Sauti za Busara: Zanzibar's Ultimate Music Festival

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Linda Constant


In Honor of Women's History Month: Travel as a Catalyst for Change

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Travel is a strong catalyst for change. Sustainable tourism, at its best, "provides hard currency, jobs, and connects people to really understand the needs of a community."

Thirsty in Tanzania: Africa's Infrastructure Challenge of Climate Change and Development

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

Tanzania's issue with fresh water access is an increasingly dangerous problem for the local population.

'She's The First:' From Simple Fundraisers To Life Changing Education

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Woman...

Music is Universal, Education Should Be Too

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Girls around the world fascinate me endlessly. Although I'm 25, I'm able to develop a bond, and an awareness of their dreams, through social media.

Tanzania Explosion Kills At Least 20

AP | ALI SULTAN and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Thousands of people crowded a stadium for safety Thursday after a military ammunition depot exploded and showered the ...

Live the Kilimanjaro Dream Before the Glaciers Disappear

Paul Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Steele


Textile Designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski on Travel Hits and Misses

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Stacie Krajchir

Lulu DK fabrics founder and designer, Lulu deKwiatkowski may be best known for her bold colors and hand printed geometric designs, but she's also a natural born wanderer.

Serengeti Requiem?

Andrew Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Harper

African people have a right to development. But the Serengeti is nature's equivalent to Chartres Cathedral. And if it is not possible to preserve the world's greatest park, then what, ultimately, will remain?

Somali Coast: A new Golden Age for Pirates

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

As long as a ransom is paid and impoverished Somalia is in shambles, combating piracy is a matter of hit and miss and depends on fire power of vessels or foreign navies rushing to their protection.

Ghailani Trial and Sentence Affirms US Federal Court System

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

In addition to noting their own pain and anger, victims today praised a federal court judge and the United States justice system for bringing Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to justice in a public courtroom following a fair trial.

Flashing in East Africa

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sally Thorner

This post has nothing to do with taking your clothes off. But it is very revealing. Confirmation that the world is flat (to quote Thomas Friedman) ...

PHOTOS: 5 Classic Journeys To Take Yourself

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here at Black Tomato we've coined the phrase 'slowtopia travel' for the trips that remove you far from the immediacy of the modern world. We like to t...

Ahmed Ghailani Verdict Makes the Case for Federal Courts

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Ghailani case is significant because it's been viewed as a test of whether the civilian court system can handle the cases of another 35 Guantanamo Bay detainees slated for trial. I'd say that it just passed that test with flying colors.

Tanzania Uses Wall Murals For Sex Education (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Like subway posters or highway billboards, wall murals have long been popular as a form of cheap advertising in Tanzania for such products as Coca-Col...

Tanzania Elects First Albino MP

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The election of Salum Khalfani Bar'wani, Tanzania's first albino MP, is being hailed as a breakthrough for those affected by the genetic condition in ...

Tanzania's Highway Plan: Will This End the Great Migration?

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Maria Russo

The migration of two million herbivores crossing the Serengeti-Mara border is a natural wonder. But it could be jeopardized if the Tanzanian government builds a proposed highway through it.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro With My Daughter

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Childbirth was easier. We haven't showered in days. It's well below freezing, and the air is so thin that we have to stop every few steps to breathe. I've never been more tired. I must be crazy. This is the vacation of a lifetime.

Peter Erlinder, U.S. Lawyer, To Be Charged With Genocide Denial In Rwanda

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Rwanda's top prosecutor wants an American professor to appear in a Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial. Martin Ngoga...

Kenyan jailed for trying to sell albino in Tanzania

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Tanzania, Home News

A Kenyan man has been sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison for trying to sell an albino man to witchdoctors in Tanzania, local media reported y...

Former Gitmo Prisoner's Case Comes Down to What He Knew and When He Knew It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

What's most surprising about the Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani case is that, based on the government's opening arguments, it's not clear whether prosecutors have any direct evidence establishing that Ghailani intended to hurt anyone.

Running to Your Passion: It Took a Wake-Up Call

Lorraine Roe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lorraine Roe

In the course of eight years, resilience and passion have made dreams come true, not only for my friends, but for those seeking medical care in rural Tanzania.

Basking Ridge teen to be honored at U.N. for work in Africa | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Tanzania, Home News

Shannon McNamara of Basking Ridge is surrounded by students in Tanzania last month. BERNARDS — Add the United Nations to the list of organiz...

Alleged Al Qaeda Terrorist Trial Begins This Week in NYC Courtroom

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani remains the only detainee from Guantanamo Bay to be brought to the United States. He's scheduled to go on trial starting this week in lower Manhattan.