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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?

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

The World's Largest Intact Volcanic Caldera

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Between two and three million years ago one of the largest mountains in what is now Tanzania collapsed in on itself during a powerful volcanic explosion.

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

'Pay-As-You-Go' Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

Justin Guay | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access Just as solar leasing from the likes of Solar...

Why Do More Women Volunteer Abroad Than Men?

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Why is it that so few men get excited about coming to help local communities in Africa? What are the true motivations for most volunteers? Do women have very different reasons for volunteering abroad from men?

"Karibu:" Inclusion in a Word

Farah Mawani | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Farah Mawani

I often find it hard to express complex and intense emotions in words. But the word "Karibu" says so much. It captures the heart of Tanzanian and broader East African culture.

A New Paradigm for Global Health Research: Local Needs, Local Teams

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

The level of collaboration and incorporation of local voices in global health as it stands today is far too low. The unfulfilled promise of the past few decades of global health research must be recognized and corrected for with a willingness to explore new models.

The Trauma That Followed My Surprise Pregnancy

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I gave birth to a healthy, incredible baby girl two weeks after we discovered I was pregnant. It was lucky, and a blessing, to have everything turn out so well. But as many mothers know, the journey did not end there.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

mFistula: A Mobile-Based Film and Advocacy Initiative to Help End Obstetric Fistula

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Regardless of the location, there are countless fistula stories about women who live in extremely remote areas or are too poor to afford the transportation to a facility where free services are available. They are left living their entire lives in physical and social discomfort.

5 Amazing Lesser-Known African Wonders You Have to See [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

If you swoon over baby animals, the southern Serengeti in February is the place to be.

Shame, School and Our Girls

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.

Why I Travel

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

I turned to my dad, the fellow adventurer in the family, who was leaning over me to see. "We're climbing that," I told him, and two years later, I am packing up my duffel to head back and make the climb.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.

UN Millennium Development Targets for Water and Sanitation Will Expire in 2015... So What's Next?

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mackenzie Klema

While there is a role for international financial institutions and the private sector in the fight for clean water, there is no justification for international agencies and corporations to continue promoting water privatization.

Africa... The Seat of Life Makes Strong Cinema

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Tanzania: A Journey Within is a touching film about friendship and personal growth through an understanding of the humanity we all share... in times of pleasure and pain

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liber...

The Affirmation of the Serengeti

Steve Zack | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The culture of the Maasai is also fundamental to the Serengeti. They tend livestock for sustenance and so for centuries have coexisted with the big mammals of East Africa without greatly exploiting them.