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Surprise Acquittal For Activist Accused Of 'Encouraging Homosexuality'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices

A Zambian court on Tuesday cleared prominent rights activist Paul Kasonkomona of encouraging homosexuality after he called on live television for gay ...

Celebrating Syria: 'We Couldn't Go Back, So We Started Mamnoon Instead'

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There are so many delicious facets to this story. I first met Wassef Haroun in Zambia, at the Kafue River Camp, owned by a mutual friend who had invited us for a week-long private safari.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...

Politician Charged For Calling President A Potato

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

Zambian police have arrested and charged an opposition leader with defamation, after he compared the president to a potato, a party ally told AFP Tues...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

An eLearning Revolution Is Starting In Rural Africa

Stephan Spencer | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Stephan Spencer

Meet Elizabeth, a twelve-year-old who walked over 10 kilometers to school and back every day. Despite her class being crowded -- sometimes with 75 children for each teacher -- she was lucky to receive an education at all.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

This Mom Lost 3 Children To HIV. She's Making Sure No Other Mother Suffers Such Devastating Loss

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

One by one, each of Connie’s three children died before her eyes in the 1980s from a relentless disease she had suspected was HIV, but didn’t have...

7 Reasons to Go to Zambia

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

This past summer I spent 3 weeks exploring Zambia and I loved it. It not only offers great game-viewing and stunning scenery but also has maintained an uncrowded, authentic, down-to-earth safari experience that is really unique and increasingly hard to find.

Power of One: Meet Lorna

Rossanna Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rossanna Wang

At the clinic, Lorna was tested and treated for malaria and later discharged with advice from doctors to take the full course of treatment. They also advised her and her family to sleep under their mosquito nets every night for protection.

Baby Elephants Survive Against the Odds: An Elephant Orphanage in Zambia

Christina M. Russo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Christina M. Russo

The number of calves that have perished in this current poaching wave is unclear. Also unknown is how many babies survive. And even if a calf manages to outlive an assault, the chance of that youngster making it in the wild without its mother is negligible.

Teaching the Joy of Reading in Zambia

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

Today is my first day on the Book Bus, a literacy charity founded by Tom Maschler, the creator of famous literary award the Booker Prize. I, along with five other volunteers and project leader Kelly, are slowly making our way to Twabuka Primary School.

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man next to me as our bus careered around a blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane. "Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the force of the turn.

WATCH: Oh-So-Cool 'Zambulance' Is Health Care Crisis Solution In Poor Countries

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

A California-based nonprofit is helping deliver an effective solution to the ongoing issue of health care accessibility in Zambia. Zambikes Interna...

Rooftop Revolution: Danny Kennedy's Epic Odyssey From Carbon-rich Jungles to Sun-drenched California

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

If you've ever imagined a global trek around the world, you will love Danny Kennedy's book, Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -...

An African Chief's Campaign For Circumcision

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

LUSAKA, Zambia (RNS) African Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena will eagerly tell you about his ivory Star of David ring and the Texas flag on his tie. ...

A Deep Scar in My Heart

World Pulse | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

They say people come and go in our lives, but when she left us, it left a deep scar in my heart. Your memory will live on forever, my dearest sister. Rest in peace.

Age-Old Farming Practice Can Combat Hunger In Africa

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

By Carl Wahl, TakePart Matumbo Yembe, 44, like so many Zambians, lives off the radar. Her right leg withered and weak, Matumbo was crippled as ...

My Father's Day Plea For Men Around The World

Rajesh Anandan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Rajesh Anandan

Don't cheat on your partner. Don't abuse your partner. Don't drink excessively. These are some of the underlying messages in a different kind of "lifestyle" marketing campaign now running in Zambia, encouraging boys and men across the country to do the right thing -- not just for themselves, but also for the women in their lives, their families and communities.

Is It Getting Worse For Zambia's Gay Community?

Agence France Presse | Obert Simwanza | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Two high-profile cases involving a suspected gay couple and a homosexual rights activist come back-to-back in Zambian courts this week raising concern...

My Story As a Young Entrepreneur in Zambia

Mutoba Ngoma | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Mutoba Ngoma

With the right support, young people themselves can help tackle the youth employment crisis. We have the ideas and the motivation. We just need the opportunity and support.

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

How I Joined The Movement For Global Health Equity

Lauren Smith | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Lauren Smith

While I'd been studying the health care system with a powerful research lens, it wasn't until I heard my father's voice break as he described his ongoing battle with this broken system that I truly understood the purpose of my work.