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Heroic Soccer Player Saves Rival's Life After On-Field Collision

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.28.2017 | Sports

Every soccer team needs someone like Francis Kone on its side. On Saturday, the quick-thinking striker for Czech First League team Slovacko saved the ...

West Africans ditch Dutch wax prints for Chinese 'real-fakes'

The Conversation Africa

Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth - otherwise known as Dutch wax prints. T...

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

A New African Super Girl Confronts Ebola

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.03.2017 | Good News
Georgianne Nienaber

Screen shot from "Ebola: In Praise of Prevention" It was less than a year ago that the Ebola virus took control of the 24 hour news cycle and the w...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Four-Course Menu For Fueling Economies

Gilbert Houngbo | Posted 09.11.2016 | Impact
Gilbert Houngbo

While United Nations types and human rights advocates argue that such ethical initiatives are justified to help people, fight pernicious inequalities and are 'the right thing to do', there is also a strong business and economic case to be made for investment in people.

What We Can Learn From Women Living in the "Saddest" Country on Earth

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

How did the women of Togo become so isolated, even within Sub-Saharan Africa? I'll provide a bit of history; after all, this might be the first time you are hearing about this small country.

Why I Walk Barefoot

Amy Quinn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Amy Quinn

This is not your everyday classroom. And these are not your everyday students. This is The Barefoot College, an NGO which aims to empower rural communities to become sustainable and self-sufficient by creating Rural Solar Engineers.

Grant Guess Does Good

Mackenzie Long | Posted 01.09.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

Grant is an example for me, and for us all, of someone who sought out a problem and then took it upon himself to fix it, build awareness and see it through until the bitter end. I wish I was more like Grant. I wish we all were a bit more like Grant.

Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

David J. Olson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

What will happen when they come together with more than 30 other speakers and 300 participants for two days of disrupting, networking and doing?

A Tale of Art Forgery, Sex Slavery and Single Parenthood

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Harper

There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.

Teacher Afterglow: The Residual Joy Brought on by Students Who Find Their Sparkle

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Erin Michelle Threlfall

Every once in a blue moon, I have an experience with my students that reminds me of how lucky I am to be a teacher -- how magical my profession is. Yesterday was a blue moon day.

Woman of Beauty and Substance: Miss Universe -- Leila Lopes

Malcolm Harris | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Malcolm Harris

Miss Universe, Leila Luliana da Costa Viera Lopes With her crown firmly on her head and a cause deep in her heart, the reigning Miss Universe, Leila ...

Why We Need Tougher Laws Against Female Genital Mutilation

Voice of America | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

United Nations, international and human rights organizations are calling for an end to female genital mutilation and appealing for tougher legislation...

New UN Security Council Stays Politically Divided

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

After 16 rounds of marathon voting, Azerbaijan, a former Soviet Republic, won a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Its rival Slovenia withdrew from one of the most hotly contested races in several years.

UN Security Council Elections -- It's down to the Azeris and the Slovenes

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

On Friday the General Assembly elected Morocco, Togo, Pakistan and Guatemala to serve two-year terms in the Security Council, starting in January 2012. But the Eastern European seat failed to get the two-thirds vote needed.

Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it

David J. Olson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
David J. Olson

HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.

The Dichotomy of Haiti: Hell Meets, well, Heaven

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There is a fundamental dichotomy in Haiti between Heaven and Hell. I chose to embrace its heaven while trying to eradicate its hell.

Togo deaths 'excuse to round up activists'

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

Angolan police are rounding up peaceful activists and accusing them of responsibility for this month's deadly attack on the Togo football team, a huma...

Togo to play Africa Cup of Nations

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Angola, Togo, Home News

Football team decide to participate in tournament in spite of gun attack in Angola....

Terrorism Hysteria In Full Force After Togo Attack But South Africa Can't Be Defensive

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Gude

An attack in Angola has caused some to question whether the World Cup should go ahead in South Africa this summer. That kind of hysteria is exactly what the terrorists are trying to provoke.

Togo team bus attacked in Angola

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Angola, Togo, Home News

A bus carrying the Togo national team has reportedly come under attack from gunfire in Angola....

No Toilets or Air For "Forgotten Prisoners"

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Betwa Sharma

Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.

Togo 'will play' in Angola cup

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Angola, Togo, Home News

Confusion as player says the team will defy a government call to head home after shooting....

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.