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It's Time to Change the Way We Think About Africa

(36) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 10:24 AM

More than 40 African leaders have gathered in Washington, D.C., this week on a mission to change conventional wisdom about a continent with big problems and even bigger potential. It is not an easy task, but it is long overdue.

Far too many people dismiss Africa as a hopeless case...

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Letter From My Father, Late King Hussein, to Netanyahu

(76) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:38 PM

My father, the Late King Hussein of Jordan, wrote regularly to Prime Minister Netanyahu and often referred to him in speeches and interviews in the late 1990s, when both men were leading their countries. Nearly 20 years later, his words still resonate and reveal how little has changed in the...

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Move It -- Or Lose It

(3) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 6:22 PM

Which is more dangerous, driving too fast on a crowded highway or spending hours sitting on the couch watching television? The answer seems obvious, but it isn't. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), last year up to 5 million people worldwide died of illnesses caused by a lack of...

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Fast Food, Slow Food and No Food

(34) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Today, in scores of nations across the globe, there will be conferences, speeches and editorials to celebrate World Food Day. School children will learn all about the latest issues -- fast food versus slow food; food losses and waste; farming and global warning. Surely this is a good thing --...

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Does Your Aid Count?

(93) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 10:52 AM

If in the last few years you got out your checkbook or credit card and donated to help rebuild Haiti, rescue Pakistanis from floods or fund a school in Tanzania, your contribution did not make its way into global aid figures.

Don't be offended. Neither did the growing aid...

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Putting Food First

(57) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 8:51 AM

Let them eat cake.

Not since the famously callous phrase attributed to Marie Antoinette spread through revolutionary France has the world's political establishment been so far out of touch with the reality of hunger.

We simply don't get it. We rarely even talk about it. That may sound strange...

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Haiti: A War Against Chaos

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 4:52 PM

Port-au-Prince -- Haiti's main airport looks like a war zone, but the troops encamped beside the runway in Port-au-Prince are there to save lives, not to take them. They are part of a global coalition of mercy that includes a host of UN agencies, private charities and religious organizations. All...

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The 'Fat Map': Putting World Hunger Into Perspective

(260) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 6:45 AM

Hunger now scars the lives of over 1 billion people -- a new record. Today, Monday the 16th, world leaders will gather at a UN food summit in Rome to debate what to do about it. As a former Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Program, I sense how the...

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