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U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

UNESCO's 1,000th World Heritage Site Is Stunning

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The marshy area, which comprises two million hectares, provides water to the giraffes, zebra, antelope and elephants during the dry winter months.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

PHOTOS: These Meerkats Found The Perfect Lookout Post

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

When wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family in the Makgadikgadi region in Botswanna, these cheeky fell...

Oasis in Botswana

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Without thinking twice about it, if I had to name five of my absolute favorite places on Earth, I'd include the Okavango Delta in Botswana on that ...

Mourning Kiti: The Passing of an Abu Elephant (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

News that struck me hard in the chest as if a fist had been wedged between my ribs. You may think it's strange that I feel so strongly about the loss of an elephant I only knew for four days, but I do.

Botswana's Oversight Essential in Regional Elections

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Drew F. Cohen

2013 was a rough year, annus horribilis, for the regional economic bloc of 15 southern African states that collectively make up the Southern African Development Community.

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."

Climate Change This Week: Warsaw Walkout, Clean Energy Pride, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...

WATCH: Up Close And Personal With A Pride Of Lions

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While almost everyone would love to hug and play with lions, issues arise for most of us like the possibility of winding up as lunch. Thankfully, the ...

What Next for the ICC in Africa?

Freedom House | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...

Let The Wild Rumpus Start

AP | By CHARMAINE NORONHA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana (AP) — I'm jolted from sleep by a deep and rolling roar and what sounds like the slithering paws of a large cat trawling th...

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Seligmann

What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.

The Problem With Tours

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.) Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.

The San People of Botswana

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The San people who live in Metsimantle are part of an indigenous minority group. The Sans' story is one of indigenous peoples' around the globe -- that of struggle to keep their traditional way of life alive.

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.

Wildlife of the Chobe

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Southern Africa possesses some of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the world, some that don't get the publicity they deserve, and some that most Americans have never heard of before.

Diamond Hopes, Diamond Blues

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

By LINDA QIU, for The Pulitzer Center The village of Maboane pumps 22.3 million liters of water daily—enough to fill nine Olympic-sized swimming ...

Letting Wisdom Lead - Southern Africa Style

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Gregory Stebbins

Recently Insight University was blessed with an opportunity to share its Letting Wisdom Lead workshop with 150 graduates of the Kellogg Southern Afric...

School Librarian Spends 13 Years in Africa to Advance Reading

Patrick Plonski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

Pam calls herself the "Botswana Book Farmer," who seeds the country with books. "I used drive the books around to the villages and deliver them. Now they come to the capital of Gaborone -- 30,000 books -- and they are gone in five days."

The Rhino War Zone

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Despite all of these tactics and efforts, rhino poaching continues. These endeavors make a big difference, but they are ultimately just a Band-Aid over a deep, seeping laceration, and we need to make many changes to win this war.