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Malawi Government Proposes Fart Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Malawi, a new bill in the country is trying to make it against the law to fart in public. As the BBC is reporting, just whether or not the new bi...

WATCH: African Kids Lack Shockingly Basic Necessity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"The Last Word" host Lawrence O'Donnell went to Malawi this summer to help a classroom -- and raise awareness about an acute problem plaguing children...

Malawi Orphans' Life Lessons

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

The world shifted for the Mwanmuyinga brothers on October 24, 2009. n an instant they went from two boys living with their grandfather, to two boys living alone.

Your Story Is Our Story: The Adoption And Baptism Of My Son

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Three years ago this month, in a humble enclave of mud-and-wattle huts by the side of a dusty African road, I met, by accident (if you believe in such things) the sick little boy who would become my son.

9 'Tips' for Avoiding the Thanksgiving Traffic [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We're approaching one of the busiest travel weekends of the year across the world. Which is why here at Black Tomato, we've been scouring the world fo...

You've Got Your Donations, Now What? Twestival Releases Videos Showing Progress in Liberia

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Participants of the second annual Twestival, which raised $400k, can now see the results of their giving. Founder Amanda Rose documented the school being built in Liberia from the money raised.

Malawi Orphans' Big Sister

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

The Lusubilo Orphan Care project was founded in Northern Malawi by former teacher Sister Beatrice Chipeta. The project assists children and extended f...

All Sweet for Honey Producers in Malawi

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

A few months ago, Siverio Kamera, 42, a member of Ngala Club in Dowa, Malawi, was getting disillusioned by the lack of progress in his newly found source of livelihood, beekeeping.

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

Don't Sweep Away Crop Diversity

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Efforts throughout Africa to promote staple crops -- high in calories but lacking in essential nutrients -- have ignored the importance of indigenous foods.

Malawi Gay Couple at Center of World Outcry Split

Gay City News | Gay City News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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In most of Africa, where 36 countries continue to criminalize homosexuality, being gay and out is fraught with danger. This was underscored when the n...

God Nods: Girl With the Dragonfly Tattoo

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Dragonflies tend to turn up at times in my life that I would describe as liminal -- threshold moments when you stand in the doorway between what your life was before and what it will be.

Glimmers of Hope on HIV

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Today, in the nine hardest-hit African countries, young women are about three times as likely as young men to be HIV positive. Two recent studies offer some hope.

Gay Malawi Couple Separated In Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — The prison spokesman says the gay men convicted under Malawi's anti-homosexuality laws are being held in separate facilities....

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 9

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I spent nine days in Malawi trying to turn deformed maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join me and my Face-to-Face AIDS Project and see how our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 4

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Wong

There's a statement you'll hear everyday in Malawi. "After all, this is Africa..." is said in response to anything that's slow, late, malfunctioning, isn't rational, isn't sensible, is puzzling, perplexing, or absurd.

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 3

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I think education is a right for all children. But is getting an education to all children something that's realistic? The social, cultural, and economic limitations are numerous.

UN Vows to Make Voices of Poorest Heard at G20 Summit

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Amid news reports headlining the summit of a group of 20 of "the world's most powerful economies" in Toronto, Canada, some are wondering: What about the weaker ones?

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket, Day 2

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Colby College students worked to support an organization in rural Malawi helping poor, HIV affected communities. But despite showy displays of promise, our trusted field office director, sensed that something was very wrong.

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 1

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I spend 9 days in Malawi trying to turn maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join the Face-to-Face AIDS Project to see our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.

Walking With Jesus In Africa

Religion News Service | Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By CATHLEEN FALSANI Religion News Service SALIMA, Malawi (RNS) For the better part of a month now on my most recent African sojourn, I haven't been d...

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 8

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I spent nine days in Malawi trying to turn HIV into a catalyst of change. Join me and my Face-to-Face AIDS Project and see how our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.

NextGen Africa: What's Next for Africa's 50 Million Orphans?

Christine Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Huang

Of the 2.2 billion children that populate the world, 163 million of them are parentless. It's a staggering number -- and one that continues to grow with the persistence of disease, poverty, and warfare.

Malawi Gay Couple Separate One Week After Prison Release

The Guardian | Godfrey Mapondera and David Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They became an international cause celebre after being sentenced to 14 years in prison under Malawi's draconian laws against homosexuality. But today ...