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10 Safari Surprises: Animal Behaviors You Never Expect You'll See

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

An African safari needs no hype nor hyperbole; it's easily one of the most incredible experiences of a traveler's life.

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Considering that this is the world's tallest freestanding mountain, at 5,985 meters, Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

African Nation Suspends Anti-Poaching Campaign

Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

The government of one African country has reportedly suspended its campaign to crack down on elephant poaching. According to the Agence France Pre...

Love in a Time of Fear: Albino Women's Stories From Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

"It will be unto you if you give birth to a child like you," she says he told her. The "like you" was a reference to Grace's skin. She has albinism, a genetically inherited condition characterized by a deficit in melanin production that leaves albinos with pale skin, usually light, sometimes reddish eyes and blond hair.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

The Great Elephant Census Has Begun!

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

The great wildlife census has begun. The Tanzanian and Keyan governments are in the middle of a week-long effort to document large mammals in their...

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

Should Poachers Be 'Shot On The Spot'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Elephant poaching has become such a widespread problem in Tanzania that one official suggested an extreme approach to reduce the number of incidents: ...

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough -- We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The curriculum taught at Ayalagaya are the same as for all public secondary schools throughout Tanzania. The school motto is "Education for Creativity." Meet the teachers of Ayalagaya Secondary and two students: Florentina and Jackson.

Natural Beauty in East Africa

Michael Hodson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Michael Hodson

East Africa is a land of amazement, and the combination of stunning scenery and several of the most majestic and fascinating animals on earth makes this area a mecca for nature lovers.

The Karimu Kids: New School Launches a Whole Village Revitalization

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

So, there sat Ufani School, atop a grassy knoll with its bright blue walls shining and glass windows glinting in the East African sun. The teachers could work in a solid building, and the students could prepare to pass their secondary school entrance exams at extraordinarily high rates for rural Tanzania. Yet, that wasn't enough.

Tanzania: Get Kids Out of Gold Mines and Into Schools

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Children as young as eight years old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives.

USAID Invests in Open-Source Mobile Tech for Water Sanitation Monitoring

Amanda Sperber | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Amanda Sperber

USAID just announced its investment in mWater, a non-profit tech startup, whose phone app can instantly test and analyze water quality from local sources and share this information on their global, open-source water monitoring database.

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

Thank You Secretary General Ban Ki-moon For Keeping Gender Equality On Top Of The Agenda

Cherie Blair | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Cherie Blair

Eliminating discrimination against women is a strategy that will move global development progress forward. We will fail to achieve lasting positive change if women are excluded.

Hope from a Tanzanian Secondary School

Sam Reiss | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Sam Reiss

A great teacher can be transcendent. But if forced to transcend a shattered and wholly dysfunctional system, a catastrophic dearth of funds and resources, and a culture that often fails to see the value of education, connecting with students can be, well, a little difficult.

2 Teens Hurt In Zanzibar Acid Attack Return Home

Posted 08.12.2013 | World

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, British charity workers who were victims of an acid attack in Tanzania on Wednesday, have returned to the United Kingdom a...

Is Obama's "Power Africa" Simply Enabling More Climate Change?

D.A. Barber | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
D.A. Barber

Like lipstick, you can't just slap "clean" or "renewable" on the face of policy statements that include coal, natural gas, and diesel and hope nobody notices the ugly underneath.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Watch The Value of Women In Congo With a Critical Eye

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

This film could have offered a greater service if it would have demonstrated that Congo is a land with no governance and that the fabric of decent society has been completely rendered in the blood of innocents.

PHOTO: An Amazing Crater In Tanzania

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Behold the beauty of this totally breathtaking hole in the earth! The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania, which ...

Mandela, Obama, and the Opportunities in Africa

Jack Healey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Jack Healey

My hope is the president's visit will be appreciated not as merely a president but as a student given a chance to learn, to absorb and come home to a devotion back towards human rights.

White House Not Sure How Much Obama's Trip To Africa Will Cost

Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama is about to head off to Africa for a weeklong trip with his family, where he will visit South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania -- but the ...

How Not to Start a Revolution

Michael Spencer | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Spencer

"We want to focus on results for people," said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as she delivered a Feed the Future announcement at Mlandizi Farm Women's Cooperative in Mlandizi, Tanzania in June 2011. I wonder which people she was referring to?

Tanzania's Albinos Hope Government Will Offer More Help

AP | JACQUELYN MARTIN | Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices

KABANGA, Tanzania -- As an infant in rural Tanzania, Angel Salvatory was unusual. Snow white skin, blond hair, and blue eyes set her apart from others...