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Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Two Priests And Nun Abducted In Cameroon

AP | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Armed groups on Saturday abducted two Italian priests and a Canadian nun working as missionaries in northern Cameroon, Italy's governmen...

'It's An Anti-Homosexuals Apartheid'

Agence France Presse | Yannick Pasquet | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west Af...

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

Mobilizing Others to Be the Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

Cameroon Gay Rights Icon Dead At 35

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, a symbol for gay rights in Cameroon, where homosexuality is illegal, has died at the age of 35, his lawyer said on Monday."Ro...

Gay 'Prisoner Of Conscience' Dies In Cameroon

AP | ANNE MIREILLE NZOUANKEU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and...

Making an Impact One Person at a Time: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We would like to introduce you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change.

The Central African Republic's Coming Genocide

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The chaos in the CAR has potential to negatively impact its neighboring states further, especially given the region's ongoing conflicts and instability.

Why the World Bank Continues to Fund Environmental Destruction

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Peter Bosshard

If the Chad-Cameroon pipeline is a prism, what is wrong with the World Bank's approach? A new book by Bruce Rich, a veteran Bank observer and critic, provides a compelling answer.

The Remarkable Sister Mark - Technical College Grad is Meeting Dental Needs in Africa

Lee Rasch | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Lee Rasch

For well over a dozen years, thousands of people received dental care from a very remarkable woman in Shisong, Cameroon. In the late 1990s, the Terti...

Rare Chimps & Possible New Fish Species Face Bulldozers in Cameroon

Kat Clark | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Kat Clark

If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.

An Assault on a Movement: The Killing of Eric Lembembe

Damian Ugwu | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Damian Ugwu

One or two said they would 'tone down' their activism or operate from home instead of in public places where they might be associated with the LGBTI movement. Others were fearful that they could be next.

Cameroonian Demonstrators Hold "Day Against Homosexuality"

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

DOUALA, Cameroon — More than 100 young men and women in Cameroon's capital posted anti-gay signs on bars suspected of being gay-friendly during ...

What Volunteering Has Done In My Life!

Bertheline Nina Tchangoue | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Bertheline Nina Tchangoue

Today I am member of the UN Global Education First Youth Advocacy Group. Many young people have come across me to ask how I got to be in such an initi...

Two Men Convicted Under Cameroon's Anti-Gay Legislation

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal -- A lawyer says a court in Cameroon has found two men guilty under the African country's harsh law banning gay sex, the latest in a st...

Nation Blasts Reporting Of Gay Activist's Death

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Cameroon lashed out at the media on Friday for its reporting on the recent killing of a prominent gay activist and warned th...

The Global Girl Tipping Point

Jensine Larsen | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering -- the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore.

Couragous Camaroonian Activist Killed Following Months of Anti-Gay Attacks

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

Prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS Eric Ohena Lembembe was found dead in his Yaoundé home on Monday night. His body showed extensive signs of torture.

Born This Way

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

Born This Way, a stunning new film by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann, lifts documentary into art. With our wary new enlightenment, we assume the rest of the world is just fine with the idea that, who you love, how you love, is up to you.

From Wisconsin to Africa: Technical Education Translates to Lives Saved

Lee Rasch | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Lee Rasch

Healthcare facilities in Cameroon need much more than staff with medical training. This third world country needs to link clinics isolated by thick ra...

Report Reveals Shocking Fact About Cameroon's Gay Community

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by ...

Elephant Massacre in Chad

Christina M. Russo | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Christina M. Russo

In what is being called the worst elephant massacre in Africa this year, poachers have recently killed as many as 89 elephants in Chad.

The Elephant Massacre at Bouba Ndjida: One Year Later

Christina M. Russo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Christina M. Russo

I talked with Sissler-Bienvenu at the anniversary of the massacre, to discuss some of the final understandings of what happened in Bouba Ndjida National Park -- including the possibility that poachers may have "practiced" their killing on elephant calves -- and if the poachers might soon return.