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African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Royal Chundu - African Utopia

Jamie Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Jamie Joseph

After a week of sleepless nights, scorching hot days, warm drinking water and cold showers and the daily battle of trying to stop the screeching cicadas from bulldozing my tent, I suddenly found myself in a terrain of sumptuous luxury like no other.

Improving Access to Knowledge, Finance, Technology and Markets, for Small and Growing Food Companies in Africa

Liz Wilson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Liz Wilson

Farmers working in rain-fed agricultural systems notice when the rains are late. Standing in unexpectedly dry fields in 42 degrees Celsius heat in early November, this is just one of many variables for Zambian smallholder farmer Veronica Banda to manage.

Funeral Of Zambia's President Draws Massive Crowd Of Mourners

AP | NOEL SICHALWE | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The coffin of President Michael Sata, draped in Zambia's flag, was placed on a red carpet at the center of a stadium holding m...

50 Years: Re-igniting the Zambian Dream

Peter Elijah Lungu | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Peter Elijah Lungu

October 24, 2014 marked fifty years of Zambia's independence and I took a moment to reflect.

Turning Five: The Milestone We Should All Be Celebrating

Sarah Dobsevage | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Sarah Dobsevage

When I asked Teresa what makes her happiest in life, she didn't miss a beat. "I want to tell you the truth; what makes me very happy in life -- it's water."

Riots Erupt In Zambian Capital

AP | NOEL SICHALWE | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's acting president on Tuesday rescinded his decision to dismiss the ruling party's chief in a bid to defuse a political...

Zambian President Michael Sata Dies

Reuters | Chris Mfula | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

By Chris Mfula LUSAKA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president...

Pathways to Power for Girls Worldwide

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Buffett

We've seen what is most difficult to measure and most fundamental to change: the power a girl holds within herself. That power burns bright in amazingly brave girls as they challenge convention and open whole new horizons of change.

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.

African Lead Mine Poisons Children

Ben Barber | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ben Barber

From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world's worst lead poisoning epidemics.

Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.

10 Days in Zambia and South Africa

Minh Chau | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

With 10 days on the ground in southern Africa, we began our trip with a safari not in Chobe or Kruger, but in Zambia's South Luangwa. It's home to a rich set of flora and fauna, and also the origin of the walking safari.

98 Percent of the People Who Read This Are Chimpanzee. Happy #AfricaFactFriday

Andrew Daley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Andrew Daley

What would chimps have to be tense about? Well, unfortunately like most animals in Africa, the only place in the world where chimps live, their natural habitat has been greatly reduced.

A Global Imperative

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

From FIELD to Field, Putting What I Learned at Harvard Business School Into Practice

Minh Chau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Minh Chau

As I dove deeper into the managerial and operational issues of working in Zambia, I found myself asking whether the problems were really as simple and clear as they appeared at first glance.

CON GAMES: Peace Corps in Our Time

Michael Conniff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Michael Conniff

Perhaps the hidden story, is those people, forever changed, come back home with some kind of secret sauce than never quite runs dry.

Victoria Falls: It's BIG!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Due to its size, Victoria Falls can only be photographed in its totality by flying high above it (no spot on the ground allows for a single unobstructed view of the entire water curtain).

5 Amazing Lesser-Known African Wonders You Have to See [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

If you swoon over baby animals, the southern Serengeti in February is the place to be.

Public Finances Are on the Mend, but No Clean Bill of Health

Martine Guerguil | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Martine Guerguil

We've had a spate of good news on the economic front recently. Does this mean that we are finally out of the fiscal woods? According to our most recen...

Zambian Girl Who Dreams Of Becoming Doctor Forced To Fetch Water Instead Of Going To School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

Instead of getting an education, Violet walks 2 miles to fetch water three times a day. Her sister and grandmother depend on her. "While I walk, I...

All Is Lost (Well, Maybe Not)

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

A dizzying panic set in, but then something else washed over me... I felt unfettered, with no past, no loads, no directions or guides, just the woozy exotic moment. I chewed on it like a wad of qat, and felt as edged and alive as I could be.

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.