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What If We Had An African Pope? African Students Respond

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

While it is possible to find black representations of Jesus, far more common in East Africa is the "surfer Jesus," with skin paler and hair blonder than probably anyone in the ancient Near East. I honestly expected this to be a source of frustration for my students.

Why Water Can't Wait

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

Thousands of miles away in countries across the globe, millions of girls do not have the luxury to ignore their chores like I do. Instead, their families rely on these girls to spend hours of their days collecting water from faraway or unreliable sources.

Valentine's Day In The Bush

Karen Loftus | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Africa has long set the seductive tone for globetrotting artists, explorers and romantics. So, if looking to up your romance ante, there is no better place on the planet to stage a romantic rendezvous than in an idyllic African oasis.

One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

The Top 5 Land-Grabbing Countries

Mother Jones | Ryan Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

In 2010, a former Wall Street trader flew into war-torn Sudan to negotiate a deal with a thuggish general. He had his eye on a 1 million acre tract of...

PHOTOS: The 7 Sunniest Spots On Earth

Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel

The best places to find sun during these cold, dreary months.

Wings of Kilimanjaro: Is It Possible?

Helen Hawkings | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
Helen Hawkings

What could you do that pushes you to the limit physically, mentally and emotionally and leaves the planet stronger than it was when you stepped through your front door and set out on your life-changing adventure?

Last-Minute Travel Gift Guide

Karen Loftus | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

From tech toys to fashion-forward gear and on-the-go gifts that tackle health and wellness while away, this guide covers all lifestyle aspects for the travel savvy.

Here I Am: Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Getting to zero new infections can be done -- with access to treatment and proper care, many HIV positive women have choices they might not have otherwise.

PHOTOS: Capturing Africa's Animals On The Move

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Newly born calves are stalked the entire way by lions and hyenas for whom the Great Migration represents a meaty buffet.

Olympian Michelle Jenneke Demonstrates Her Sexy Viral Warm Up Dance

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Youth Olympian and 19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke won the hearts of the Internet this summer after a video of her sexy warmups went viral. Now that she's arrived in Los Angeles, the athlete behind the meme also proved bust a move to the Internet's other favorite dances.

Striving for Sustainability in Rural Tanzania

David Winder | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
David Winder

Whether it be rope pumps or rainwater harvesting systems or sand dams, technological solutions must be paired with education and investment by local community members in order for projects to be sustainable.

Masai Mara Mornings On Horseback

Richard Powell | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Richard Powell

As we pull back on our reins to marvel in silent reverence at the vast landscape, dotted with wild animals, our guide decides to narrate the moment. ...

Butterfly Time In Tanzania

Eliza Deacon | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

Mahale Mountains National Park is brimming with butterflies again.

5 Tips for How to Solve the World's Biggest Problems (and Maybe Make a Billion Dollars Along the Way!)

Daniela Papi | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Daniela Papi

It turns out, my time with Off.Grid:Electric was a final course in user-centered-design, and the lessons I learned can be applied far beyond MBA studies.

Tanzania Aims to Save Women in Childbirth but Talks Little of Contraception and Safe Abortion

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Evelyn Leopold

The good news is that Tanzania has launched an innovative program to prevent mothers from dying in child birth. The bad news is that 23 women still die every day from birth-related complications.

PHOTOS: Play Time For An Infant Chimpanzee

Eliza Deacon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

Any preparation for your trip into the Mahale Mountains is probably for the best, but nothing can prepare a traveler for the intensity of a real life chimpanzee encounter.

A Closer Look At The Great Migration

Eliza Deacon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It has been said that the Wildebeest Migration of East Africa is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, but has anyone mentioned the other animals which take part in this incredible display of courage and honour?

PHOTOS: Kenya's Dramatic Great Migration

Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel

In a migration that makes our looming national back-to-school rush look like a Starbuck's line, up to two million wildebeests and hundreds of thousand...

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

The Migration Arrives In Kenya

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

Last week camps and lodges throughout the Maasai Mara in Kenya reported that the wildebeest migration had arrived.

Scores Presumed Dead In Ferry Accident

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania -- Tanzania's government on Saturday halted rescue operations for a ferry accident that appears to have killed 146 people. Governm...

Dozens Dead And More Missing From Capsized Ferry

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania — Stormy conditions hampered rescue efforts Thursday for a capsized ferry off Tanzania's coast, as officials said the death t...

PHOTOS: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels 2012

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The results of the annual Travel + Leisure survey are in and it is time to name the world's best hotels for 2012.

Desperate Iranians Turn to Tiny Pacific Nation for Help

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

The fact that Iran has been forced to turn to Tuvalu to re-flag its ships shows how desperate the Tehran regime is becoming.