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Stephen Shames started LEAD Uganda (www.leadugand.org) which locates forgotten children with innate talents and molds them into leaders. LEAD Uganda, run by Concern for the Future, an indigenous Ugandan non-profit, finds bright, motivated AIDS orphans, former child soldiers, and children living in refugee camps. LEAD Uganda sends them to the best schools and provides them with everything they need to succeed.

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Smarter Development -- Part II: How L.E.A.D Uganda Does It Smarter

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM

Earlier this month we discussed how to make development smarter. We started by quoting Bono, who said,

In many ways Africa is to this century what North America was to the 19th. It has 60 percent of the world's undeveloped arable land and vast resources of...

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Smarter Development: Part 1 of 3

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 6:05 PM

Bono, the rock star and activist, writes about the G-8 conference and what the assembled leaders should do to make development smarter, in the May 18th issue of TIME:

In many ways Africa is to this century what North America was to the 19th. It has 60...

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Love Your Neighbor

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 10:08 AM

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:25-28

"It's about love, it's about hope."
--L.E.A.D Uganda student Kusasira Moses

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." These seven words appear seven times in the Bible. The second Great Commandment is...

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The New Face of Africa

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 12:20 PM

He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision --
he cried out twice,
a cry that was no more than a breath --
"The horror! The horror!"
-- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

The new face of Africa: economies are starting to...

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Let's Create a Movement for Real Change in Africa

(3) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 5:57 PM

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." -- Henry David Thoreau

I am a photojournalist who has been involved in movements for change since the 1960s when I was part of the anti-war and civil rights movements. In the...

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A Marshall Plan for Education to Restore America's Prestige in the World

(8) Comments | Posted December 22, 2008 | 2:29 PM

As we look forward to Obama's inauguration, we anticipate the beginning of America's restored standing in the world.

In his acceptance speech, Obama addressed the issue directly when he said, "To all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright - tonight we proved once more that...

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