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The Win, Win, Win of Solar Energy for the Health Sector

Hakan Bjorkman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Hakan Bjorkman

Solar power offers a compelling trifecta for the world's health sector: it improves health services when electricity is otherwise unreliable; it helps...

Sinophobia In Zambia Is More Complex Than The International Press Presents

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.21.2016 | World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

Zambia's 2016 elections: democracy hovering on the precipice

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Danielle Resnick, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) When Rupiah Banda conceded defeat to Michael Sata in Zambia's 2011 electi...

5 Stories Of Youth Unemployment Worldwide

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Right now one-third of young people around the globe, between the ages of 15 and 29, aren't in school or in the workforce. What are the factors driving this unemployment crisis, and what could help address it?

The Misconception About Feminism

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Feminism is not the hatred towards men. The point of feminism is not to discriminate against men. Feminism is not a movement to discourage men. Feminism is not a movement plotting to pull all men out of power.

Take A Dip In The Devil's Pool

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel

If you like to live life on the edge, then take a dip in the Devil's Pool... if you dare. The precarious swimming hole sits on the Zambian side of th...

WATCH: 360-Degree Video Captures Africa's Victoria Falls

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel

Experience the enormity and beauty of Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls from the comfort of your chair in this stunning 360-degree video. The cli...

The Dividends and Profits of Sex-Disaggregated Data

FOMIN | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business

By Maria Teresa Villanueva and Caitlyn McCrone Maria Teresa Villanueva leads the development and implementation of Multilateral Investment Fund proj...

Pulses Set Racing at Victoria Falls

Robynne Anderson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Normally, Livingstone is home to 150,000 Zambians and international tourists seeking out the unique beauty of the Victoria Falls. This week, Living...

Ketamine, global health, and why China's push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

WFSA | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of subs...

EmPOWERing a Nation Through an Energy Crisis

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Shared Value Africa This is a guest post by Leah Stemeroff, consultant at Shared Value Africa. There's an energy crisis in Zambia that...

From Relative Obscurity to Internet Fame, the Honey Badger Don't Care

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.06.2016 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Indeed, honey badgers are frequently unwelcomed visitors to livestock pens and apiaries. And so it is not uncommon to find honey badgers poisoned or captured in steel-jawed traps.

Philanthropy: A Team Sport

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.09.2016 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

One would be hard pressed to find a single humanitarian organization with the ability do everything it could dream of all by itself. Understandably, much of Heifer International's work to end poverty would not be possible without some form of outside assistance.

Beneath the Surface of the African Trophy Hunting Debate

Christopher Clark | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Christopher Clark

Namibia made world headlines some months before the whole Cecil debacle due to another American's (legal) hunt of an old and infertile male black rhino in Namibia's Etosha National Park, which was filmed by CNN.

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.

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.

Entrepreneurship Has a Gender Problem -- But It's Not What You Think

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Catherine Russell

Ultimately, it's about recognizing the opportunity we have for progress and taking action so that gender bias no longer stands in the way. It's time for investors to pay attention to these emerging entrepreneurs -- and for governments to do all we can to empower these women.

Ending Poverty: There's an App for That!

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor.

Win-Win Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From a project that creates viable work for formerly incarcerated women, to a youth farming initiative that cultivates nutritious fruit to sell, these grantees are bringing financial security to the most vulnerable people in their communities.

Is There a Business Here? Pushing Social Entrepreneurs Out of Their Comfort Zone in Southern Africa

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Promoting WASH Through Traditional Leaders And Technology

Anna Winters, PhD | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Anna Winters, PhD

When we first started working in the WASH sector in Zambia, we were using mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to engage government workers. We worked through community volunteers and district environmental health technicians. Little did we know, we had only scratched the surface.

Zambia Hits Major Milestone In Push To Stop Open Defecation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

Zambia just took one big step forward toward becoming an "open-defecation-free" country. According to the Southern African nation's government, no...

Horrific Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2016 | World

By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to ...

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.