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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.

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

Senators Question Federal Court Terror Trials While Effective Prosecutions Continue Apace in NYC

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's hard to believe some senators are still complaining about these cases, claiming the government should instead send them to military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Meanwhile, due in large part to those complaints, the five alleged September 11 co-conspirators remain stuck in lengthy pretrial hearings at Guantanamo.

The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

In this idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean, stay on an exclusive private island, such as Desroches or Denis, for an unrivalled island escape.

Tanzania Bans Witch Doctors To Protect Albino People From Ritual Murder

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The government of Tanzania has banned witch doctors due to ritual killings of albino people for their body parts. The witch doctors reportedl...

A Year in Review: Teaching The Next Generation Of Doctors In Tanzania

Maureen Ries, MD | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Maureen Ries, MD

The close of my first day working in Tanzania left me shaken from the lives we had lost as a result of a preventable medical condition; but the close of my year left me hopeful that the students, physicians and nurses I had taught would carry on the lessons learned to further improve maternal health in their country.

One Day in the Serengeti

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A single day can completely surprise you, overwhelm you and provide your senses with so much to process that it burns into your memory for the rest of your life.

It's Only Flat on the Bottom

Phil Latessa | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

When was the last time you had to change a flat tire? For me, it was over 40 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, tires weren't very good.

The Season of Giving Back

Barry Segal | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

A Guest Post by Rich Segal, Segal Family Foundation Board Member The holiday season is all about giving. It reminds us to be thankful for what we h...

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.


Phil Latessa | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the attractions of that great city -- good hotels, excellent restaurants, exciting theater and world class museums.

Co-Education: A Holistic Approach to Human Rights

Barry Segal | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Nichols and Peter Luis. Peter Luis is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Foundation of ...

The Driving Edge in Tanzania and Massachusetts

Phil Latessa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

There are many things to fear in Tanzania besides Ebola. These include malaria, typhoid fever, food poisoning and traffic accidents. In two of the largest cities in the country, driving--or walking--is very dangerous.

Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Geri Spieler

It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually help control the spread of Ebola. I don't want to be one of those people. It's not in my nature to cause suffering of those in need.

Engaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata!

Mickey Bergman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Mickey Bergman

"Zanzibar" elicits images of sandy beaches, clear calm waters, private resorts, and idyllic vacations filled with great food, spices, music and cultur...

Tanzania Is Uprooting 40,000 People For The Most Despicable Reason

Mic | Coleen Jose | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

More than 40,000 indigenous Masai people are going to be evicted from their ancestral homelands in Tanzania's Serengeti national park by the end of th...

This Jewelry Brand Has Destroyed 40,000 Illegal Weapons Through Its Charitable Giving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Peter Thum saw preteens carrying rifles while he was in Kenya and Tanzania. Disturbed by the sight, the social entrepreneur decided to become a cataly...

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Ella Jameson

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

It's OK to Beat Her, Just Don't Kill Her

Phil Latessa | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Phil Latessa

In rural Tanzania, it is OK to beat your wife. Women are powerless and ashamed to even discuss these beatings with their family or friends.

Looking at Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Field

Jennifer James | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

Voluntary medical male circumcision has made definite inroads in Tanzania through years of initial pilot projects, awareness and education campaigns, and a scale-up of VMMC services provided in health facilities and in mobile units. The approach seems to be working.

Here Are The Worst Countries To Grow Old In

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business

The global population is aging rapidly. Today, there are roughly 868 million people who are at least 60 years old globally, or about 12% of the world...

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.

The Look and Feel of 'Inevitably Urban'

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.