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Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

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The Other Hundred | Chandran Nair | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Shifting the Focus on Surviving During Childbirth in Sierra Leone

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

I come from a country where 1 in 23 women are at risk of not surviving during childbirth, where 1 baby dies every 46 minutes. A grim reality perhaps, but I also work on a project that chooses to focus on the possibilities of survival.

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.