Faced with the dual realities of avoidable deaths and our capacity to do something about it, you would expect the religious community before all others to throw their passions, skills, and moral authority behind campaigns to save women's lives.
Management consultants have now been, in effect, tasked with setting the future of the world's rainforests -- and they are facing accusations that they are using our money to draw up plans that will result in their more rapid destruction.
The recent failed election in Cote d'Ivoire, which has generated competing claims to the presidency and a high risk of return to widespread violence, is the latest in a series of electoral setbacks in sub-Saharan Africa.
From the outside looking in, African elections often look messy, violent and corrupt. But against this backdrop, what is happening today in Guinea deserves a closer look from other African nations and the international community.