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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...

Finding The Perfect Honeymoon

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Wedding season is upon us and where there are nuptials, there are newlywed holidays to follow.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy World

Betsy McCallon | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Betsy McCallon

When mothers die, girls are often pulled out of school to keep the home going. They lose their childhood and may become mothers while they are still children themselves; those who give birth before their 15th birthday are five times more likely to die in childbirth.

Church Bombing Kills 1, Injures Dozens

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania — A woman died and 44 people were seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic church in northern Tanzania, a ...

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

Shooting Uganda: Goats of Hope

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

The Goats of Hope project provides children who are HIV/ AIDS infected or affected with a goat, thereby empowering them and helping them build up a life for themselves

Tanzania To Kick Maasai Off Land In Favor Of Hunting Company

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Tanzania's government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off cattle-grazing land near the country's most famous wildlife park and...

WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

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Safari Travel: Lions, Hyenas And Elephants, Oh My!

Clint Johnston | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

The sea of eyes transitioned upwards as my attention turned to the beautiful night sky. The moment that I realized I was surrounded by hyenas in the middle of the Serengeti I thought to myself, this was the Africa I came to experience.

Are We There Yet? The Blessing Of Traveling Uncomfortably

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Always choosing the comfortable option might not be what brings us the most satisfaction; especially because the comfortable route frequently reduces the amount of contact with other people - beautiful, hurting, hilarious humanity.

Female Engineers In Africa Make Breakthroughs In Water Technology

www.takepart.com | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact

Gloria Kafuria, 26, sets off on another day’s work winding through the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania, first by jeep and then by foot. ...

The Promise of a Plant in the Fight Against Malaria

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dora Joseph, 31, is raising four children in a tin-roofed, two-room house nestled in the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania. Her eyes are tired and dampened with worry.

Why Men Matter: Driving Social Change to Achieve Gender Equity

Pamela Barnes | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Just yesterday, I spent the day at the United Nations, where I received an award from Salma Hayek Pinault and the Avon Foundation for my organization's work in Tanzania to end violence against women.

An Urban Refugee's Dress on International Women's Day: Undocumented and Unafraid

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Given her life experiences, her most recent courageous move had more to do with her choice of attire: wearing her Congolese Kitenge openly in her neighborbood has been her way of "coming out" as a refugee in Tanzania and facing xenophobia head-on.