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Africa: Clinton Should Urge Leaders to Address Abuse

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Africa should promote freedom of expression and association and encourage c...

Africa Revisited

Stephen Sinacore | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC
Stephen Sinacore

Africa is at a critical juncture. With new signs of economic progress, it is possible to envision a much different future for the continent. However, we are not there yet.

President Obama Needs to Make a Phone Call Against Genocide

Rafael Medoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Rafael Medoff

The leader of a small, deeply impoverished African country this week did more to combat genocide than all of President Obama's envoys, advisers, and boards put together.

Malawi President's Vows To Repeal Gay Ban

AP | By RAPHAEL TENTHANI and DONNA BRYSON | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- President Joyce Banda declared Friday she wants to repeal Malawi's laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa i...

The New York Times Is Played By Climate Deniers

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

It's not a question of do nothing or spend a lot of money to avoid a catastrophe that may or may not materialize contingent upon the vicissitudes of clouds. That's what wizards of denial want you to fall for, and what the NY Times has helped to perpetuate.

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa | Posted 07.06.2012 | Black Voices

This week, we're reading about the rising pre-election clashes taking place in Egypt, as well as how Malawi avoided a possible coup after the death of...

Turn Towards Africa

Seth Engel | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Seth Engel

Regardless of their short-term results, the dynamics of the seemingly dangerous democratization in the Middle East and Northern Africa contrast sharply with occurrences in sub-Saharan Africa.

VP Becomes New Prez Of Malawi

AP | DONNA BRYSON and RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi has known rule by Britain and by a mercurial dictator. Over the last few days, however, it wasn't clear who was leadin...

Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika Dies

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

By Mabvuto Banda LILONGWE, April 6 (Reuters) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after a heart attack, medical...

New Details On President's Health Emerge

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after a heart attack, doctors who treated him said Friday, as the troubled and i...

Rumors Swirl That Malawi President Has Died

Posted 04.05.2012 | World

Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika reportedly suffered a heart attack on Thursday morning. Conflicting reports have since emerged over whether Muth...

Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawi President, Hospitalized With Heart Problem

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

UPDATE: Conflicting reports out of Africa have made the status of Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika unclear. The BBC Africa reports that the African...

Is Madonna Failing To Fulfill Her Promise To Bring Education To Malawi?

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Celebrity promises have turned to disappointment, finger-pointing and lawsuits in Malawi, an impoverished and troubled southern Af...

A Dream Deferred

Esther Munthali | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Esther Munthali

As a living example of the power of education, I am now a role model to the community and work to ensure that young women are able to reach their full potential.

Peace Corps Bringing Solar Power To Malawi

Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: In rural Africa, solar power is increasingly beating grid-fired infrastructure in the race to bring electrici...

Madonna's Charity Set To Break Ground On 10 Schools In Malawi

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.30.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Nearly six years after it was created, Madonna's Raising Malawi charity is set to break ground on the construction of schools in the impov...

Teen Impact: Finalist #8

Lauren E. Howard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Lauren E. Howard

With the help of Africa Bags, seven Malawian villages have transformed into independently flourishing communities. Africa Bags doesn't just raise money and send it over; we teach the villagers a trade they can utilize by themselves to support their families.

Girl Up: How Teens In U.S. Are Empowering Young Women In Developing Nations

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Annie Gersh (third from left) with some of her fellow Girl Up Teen Advisors at the "Unite for Girls Tour" in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Annie ...

Michigan Woman Donates Thousands Of Hand-Made Dresses To Girls In Africa | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact

Rachel O'Neill had no idea that taking a vacation to Africa to celebrate her 50th birthday would eventually land her on NBC's Nightly News with Brian ...

AIDS: From Judgement To Hope

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious people, communities and institutions were often the first to recognize the pain and suffering the disease caused, for individuals, families, and societies. Saintly nuns and volunteers of many sorts cared for the sick and dying...

Not in our name: African human rights activists reject UK aid conditionality

Mark Canavera | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Mark Canavera

An oft-told African proverb (whose precise culture of origin often changes with the teller) asserts that "When elephants fight, the grass suffers." Pu...

General Mills Shows that Exporting Knowledge Can Make a Difference

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

General Mills knows a thing or two about Zambia. It is one of four African countries where General Mills has been actively working to reduce malnutrition and insecurity.

Sudanese President Visits Malawi Despite Warrant For International War Crimes

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- The southern African nation of Malawi is welcoming Sudan's president despite his war crimes indictment. Omar al-Bashir's arrival ...

Season Opener for Reproductive Health

Carol Peasley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Carol Peasley

Let us all hope that the first falling leaves and signs of optimism emerging from FedEx Field don't encourage our lawmakers to once again make international family planning a political football.

My Favorite Libraries: "Your Informal School, College and University"

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Meg Campbell

In an increasingly isolated human world, libraries are gathering places which confirm the shared social endeavor of learning together.