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Tanzania

It's OK to Beat Her, Just Don't Kill Her

Phil Latessa | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Phil Latessa

In rural Tanzania, it is OK to beat your wife. Women are powerless and ashamed to even discuss these beatings with their family or friends.

Looking at Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Field

Jennifer James | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

Voluntary medical male circumcision has made definite inroads in Tanzania through years of initial pilot projects, awareness and education campaigns, and a scale-up of VMMC services provided in health facilities and in mobile units. The approach seems to be working.

Here Are The Worst Countries To Grow Old In

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business

The global population is aging rapidly. Today, there are roughly 868 million people who are at least 60 years old globally, or about 12% of the world...

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.

The Look and Feel of 'Inevitably Urban'

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.

The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Anthony Bourdain On Food And Travel In Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.26.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain takes time out to talk to us about his unforgettable experience of filming in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Coming Full Circle -- Echoes of the Holocaust in International Development

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

I felt I owed it to my grandmother, for the privilege of being born safe and secure and loved. I felt I owed it to the children's faces that peered out of the photograph albums she has pieced together over the years; some who survived, many others who didn't.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

LGBTI Rights Around the World: A Work in Progress

Kyle Knight | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks.

Beauty and Blood

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I had read the reports and seen the PowerPoints. And now I have seen the faces. The faces of the on-the-ground experts as they rush into the vast woodlands of the Niassa National Reserve with intelligence on criminals who have slaughtered an elephant with an AK-47. The faces are fearless.

Learning to Cope: What Kilimanjaro Taught Me

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

We spent six days working toward spending about six minutes at that peak, but those six minutes gave me something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: confidence in my strength.

Building a Community of Creative Collaborators

Barry Segal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Martin Segal, Managing Director, Segal Family Foundation (SFF). Martin is the son of Barry Segal, founder of SFF. Our grassr...

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

Africa Is Literally Splitting In Half

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

In 10 million years, we might have two Half-ricas, according to a new study by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California ...

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

Chocolate University Is a Real Thing: The Final Exam Is Next Week in Tanzania

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Today they are packing and relaxing at home. Tomorrow they will meet us at the airport and we will embark on our 46-hour journey to our final destination of Kyela, Tanzania. Some of our students have never been outside of Missouri and one has never been on a plane.

Concentrate on Africa's Children

Mark Shriver | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children -- and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a terrible missed opportunity for these most vulnerable children and their mothers to not be at the center of the conversation.

African Wildlife Is in Trouble, and Only Africans Can Save It

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

If the animals can be induced to stay where they belong, and the people can be convinced that they are no longer a threat, then peace can break out. I saw this happen in Tanzania, where the Living Wall project builds unbreachable fences that keep lions away from livestock.

What I Learned From an Adventure in Tanzania

THINK Global School | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
THINK Global School

With the great mountain Kilimanjaro not only on the horizon but taking up the entire thing, we headed in its general direction as we made our way to our lodge from the small airport.

An Experiment 'Goes Wild' in Kenya: Locally-Run Conservancies Are Meeting the Needs of Wildlife, Livestock, and People

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Over 10 million acres of this country have been formally set aside in just the last few years for community-based conservation benefiting people and wildlife alike. Among the more unexpected items being conserved along with the wildlife here is peace.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Going the Extra Mile for Health

Wendy Taylor | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Wendy Taylor

In the distant corners of Africa, entrepreneurs deliver goods and services across bumpy roads, crossing brimming rivers and rickety bridges, climbing steep hills and descending treacherous valleys. If a company can deliver soft drinks to the most remote towns in Africa, why can't essential medicines get there, too?