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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.

Anna Almendrala

Ebola Not A Significant Threat To U.S., CDC Says | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unlikely to spread outside of that region and into the United States, the Centers for Disease Con...

Second American Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor beca...

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

These Photos Reveal The Frustrating Reality Of Education In Liberia

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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...

Re-Designing Justice in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

The design thinking approach helped us understand how to make this service more people-centered and effective over time. It also helped us refine the model in response to feedback and build a communications strategy that works.

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

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

On the "A" w/Souleo: FACE Africa Takes on the Clean Water Mission in Liberia

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

There is a reason why Saran Kaba Jones presented her fifth annual WASH gala for FACE Africa at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. With its waterfront locati...

Liberia Can Elect A Strong, Feminist Leader, But It Can't End Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first woman to be elected president of an African country, has long been heralded as a leadi...

Report: President's Convoy Used To Smuggle Pot

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Investigators for Liberia's Drug Enforcement Agency say they are questioning the head of the presidential motorcade and thr...

Condemned: The Award-Winning Work of Robin Hammond on Mental Illness in Africa

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

During a trip to Juba, South Sudan to cover the referendum for independence, photojournalist Robin Hammond came across a story he had never seen adequately depicted, when he saw, as he tells FotoEvidence, a mentally ill girl begging at the side of the road.

A Big Task for a "Small Small Thing"

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Sofiya Ballin

There is something about her eyes. Big, round saucers brimming with innocence that can see right through you. A dark scar runs down her cheek, a permanent tear for a girl who has a lot to cry about but instead smiles.

A Culture of Impunity -- for Whom?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.

The Power of One Pen: Shooting in Liberia with Mercy Corps

Nancy Farese | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Nancy Farese

I've known how to write my name since I was four years old, so as I watched Cedeh sit down with paper and a prized ink pen and slowly work through the letters of her name I had a sense of peering into someone's shame.

A Decade of Aid Dependence in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Blair Glencorse

To give Liberia a better chance at overcoming its past and moving toward a more prosperous future, the international community must escape from its self-perpetuating cycle of underachievement.

Liberia Marks Major Anniversary

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

MONROVIA, Liberia — The ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor said the convicted war criminal made "the ultimate sacrifice" by exi...

WATCH: North Carolina Town Adopts 45 Orphans

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

Ever wonder how a single act of kindness can prompt a domino effect of others? Meet Lysa Terkeurst, a mom of three girls, whose decision to adopt two...

How GirlFoward Helped Me Stand Out and Speak Out

GirlForward | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI was born in the beautiful city of Monrovia, Liberia. In my earliest memories as a child, the city was very peaceful. But then war broke out, and we eventually lost everything we had: peace, happiness, family members, communication, and our home.

Diverging Bases: The Case Against the Metric System

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science
Lila Nordstrom

In the same way that the foot was obviously invented by a potentially vain, math-hating medieval person, the meter was clearly invented by an anti-social mathematician.

The Promise of Africa's Women

Richard Attias | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Richard Attias

Women remain the untapped economic superpower. As Africa becomes more and more prosperous, we must ask what role African women will play in this growth.

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

'Let the Iron Lady Roar': A Message to President Sirleaf Johnson

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Juliet Asante

"I envision a Liberia where the young people have a fighting chance, like every other young person in a developed country. A chance to dream big and a chance to achieve their dreams, however insurmountable they may seem."

'I Am Abigail' on Thousands of Foreheads

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

More Than Me, an education and girls' empowerment non-profit, is gaining notoriety through its guerilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write "I am Abigail" on their foreheads and posting the photos on Facebook.