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Soft Targets And Tourist Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.

Leaked Videos Of Wildlife Abuse Spark Corruption Scandal In Tanzania

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

Lake Natron, in Tanzania, is a serene expanse of water where flamingoes stop on their migration, below the titanic bulk of Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active...

Discovery Of Vast Helium Reserve Lifts Outlook On World Shortage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Science

The discovery of a vast supply of helium in Tanzania could alleviate an impending world shortage of the noble gas, researchers say. The group from Oxf...

Success: The Transforming Power of Belief in Yourself

Andy Bryant | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Livelyhoods This is a guest post by Liz McNeil, Managing Director of Last Mile. Walking into the Kawangware branch of iSmart on the ...

Diplomats in the Trenches: Getting 'Beaten Up' for 'Doing Things Right'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Virginia Blas...

After 76 Years, I Now Understand My Human Rights

Christina Kalango | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Christina Kalango

It shouldn't matter how old I am. Human rights last a lifetime and our right to them doesn't change the longer we live.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Refugee Children Act Out Their Stories And Dreams In These Beautiful Photos

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

Posing in front of handcrafted stage sets as if starring in a school play, refugee children from Burundi and Syria re-enacted scenes of escape from th...

Is Tanzania the Switzerland of Africa?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The East African country of Tanzania has long been considered an island of stability where chaos appears to reign across the continent, and even its region of East Africa. But emerging concerns will test whether Tanzania can maintain this relative harmony over the next several years.

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula

Abbey Kocan | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Abbey Kocan

The first time I met a woman who was recovering from obstetric fistula surgery, I was faced with a reality I had been sheltered from for far too long.

Is Magufuli the Region's Next Kagame?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

In one of the most contentious elections in Tanzania's post-colonial history, John Pombe Magufuli was elected as the nation's fifth president in October 2015.

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

New Fronts Emerge in Africa's "Arc of Terrorism"

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese At the UN Security Council meeting in May 2013, the President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingé, warned of an arc of terrorism...

Safari With a Twist

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Having recently returned from hiking in Patagonia, active adventures are really speaking to me at the moment. With that in mind, here are some unique ...

Feel Inspired Right Now: Meet the Goldman Award 2016 Heroes

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Goldman Awards reward those brave Davids that fight corporate Goliaths worldwide, trying to preserve their homes and communities from unjust, dest...

This Entrepreneur Raised $9.2M to Bring Banking to Underserved Areas

Jason Choi | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Jason Choi

Single mothers running small stores, struggling to buy their children school uniforms as they work long hours to make ends meet. That was the image that stuck with Matthew Flannery when he was in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya more than a decade ago.

But Aren't Those Kids Broken? Poverty Porn vs. Reality

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

When I decided to spend most of a year living and volunteering in Tanzania, I said early on that I didn't want to do orphanage work. I love kids, always have, and for exactly that reason, I thought it would be too sad to be around traumatized, orphaned children. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Tanzania Can't Stop Child Labor Without Fixing Its School System

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labor, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can't communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults.

Building Bridges: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven recent grantees who are founding projects that help transition communities and individuals to be resourceful and creative in achieving a more optimistic future.

Endangered Destinations To Visit Before They Vanish

Travelzoo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel

Credit: Shutterstock After a recent trip to Stonehenge, I shared photos with my parents and they paid special attention to the arching pedestrian w...

Who will be the Amazon, Netflix of East Africa?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored by William Brent, Power for All. When it comes to the bleeding edge of global energy innovation East Africa is ground zero. In just the ...

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

Jaws, Section III -- More Toothy Customers, From Lions to Tasmanian Devils: Animal Planet On the Looney Front, Part 12

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Laughing hyenas really do sound as if they're laughing, the sort of maniacal screeches you get at an executive meeting of your favorite company or organization.

Small and Growing Businesses: Unique as the Stripes on a Zebra

Andy Bryant | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

As a business advisor for the past five years, I've seen the potential of small businesses to transform communities and bring life-changing products and services to the people of Tanzania.

Tanzania is still Failing to Protect its Children who Live with Albinism

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been d...