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Betting on Better Data

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 highlights the g...

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 07.27.2016 | 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 probably unders...

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

Adam Vavrek | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 07.08.2016 | 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 06.28.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.15.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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.

How to Light the Off-Grid World in a Decade

Skoll Foundation | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

To unlock the potential of distributed solar energy and solve humanity's energy crisis, we need a Global Solar Bank that can replicate the successes of SNV in Tanzania and IDCOL in Bangladesh.

Cameron Love

Tanzania's Elephant Population Is Declining, And Ivory Poaching Is A Major Part Of The Problem | Cameron Love | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green

New figures released last Monday by the Tanzanian government about the country's declining elephant population show evidence of an ongoing crisis in A...

Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

Tim Ward | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Tim Ward

There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can't guess. You are near the top of an all night hike - one way, uphill - to the roof of Africa.

Our Little Corner of the World

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Maika Koehl

A generator thrummed, accompanied by the chattering of unidentified animals and the gentle clunking of gourds that were suspended from the ceiling.

The Future of Democracy and Freedom in Tanzania Is at Stake

Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe | Posted 05.28.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.23.2016 | 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 05.22.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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.