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10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The US population is wealthier, older, less fertile and more influenced by immigration than the other countries projected to experience major population growth, so why is the U.S. population is expected to grow much more than other wealthy countries?

PHOTOS: 10 Time-Sensitive Trips

Ondine Cohane | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

Looking for destinations to head to right now? From newly emerging hubs to hotspots at there zenith, here are my top ten choices.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Places To Sleep In

JustLuxe | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

These beds are currently occupied by those who played 2011 right. Let us learn from their examples.

Which MLB Player Is Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro To Raise Awareness For Sex Trafficking?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Though the New York Mets warned R.A. Dickey that it will void his contract if he gets hurt climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the pitcher is going forward wi...

Obama, Bono, Other Activists Call For 'Beginning Of The End Of AIDS'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

The AIDS rate among minorities is on the rise and politicians and celebrities are determined to find a way to put an end to it. "The rate of new i...

Not in our name: African human rights activists reject UK aid conditionality

Mark Canavera | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Mark Canavera

An oft-told African proverb (whose precise culture of origin often changes with the teller) asserts that "When elephants fight, the grass suffers." Pu...

A Happy Meal For The Chada Lion Pride

Eliza Deacon | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It's never nice to lose an elephant, but it was ironically comforting to finally see one passing away from something other than a poacher's bullet.

General Mills Shows that Exporting Knowledge Can Make a Difference

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

General Mills knows a thing or two about Zambia. It is one of four African countries where General Mills has been actively working to reduce malnutrition and insecurity.

WATCH: Africans And Americans Cover 'Call Me Al' To Raise Poverty Awareness

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

To show how connected we all are in the fight to end poverty, Mama Hope brings Africans and Americans together to cover Paul Simon's "Call Me Al." ...

Help Me, Bono, and Other Organizations End the Famine in Africa

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

While most people in the world know about the current famine in Africa, when a problem is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it's easy to ignore it. It's time for everyone to face the facts.

PHOTOS: Tanzanian Tug Of War Pits Leopard Against Crocodile

Eliza Deacon | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It was an epic battle that pitted the power house of an ancient dynasty against a smaller, more agile opponent.

Season Opener for Reproductive Health

Carol Peasley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Carol Peasley

Let us all hope that the first falling leaves and signs of optimism emerging from FedEx Field don't encourage our lawmakers to once again make international family planning a political football.

PHOTOS: Preserving The Serengeti Ecosystem For The Future

Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

From Boyd Norton: I’ve been traveling to, and photographing, the Serengeti ecosystem every year for 27 years. In all that time I’ve seen some v...

The School Friends: An Unlikely Pair Build Educational Opportunity

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

As millions of American children return to school this fall, 70 million children in developing countries cannot. Modest school fees block them from education, job opportunity and earning potential.

Overcrowded Ship Sinks In Deep Sea, Hundreds Killed

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

STONE TOWN, Tanzania — More than 240 people were killed when a crowded ferry sank off Tanzania's coast and some 600 have been rescued, officials...

Hundreds Believed Missing Or Dead As Ship Sinks In Tanzania

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 11.10.2011 | World

STONE TOWN, Tanzania — An overcrowded ship carrying at least 600 people sank in deep sea near one of Tanzania's top tourist destinations on Satu...

Dog Reportedly Found Living Atop Africa's Highest Mountain

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

From altitude sickness to severe weather conditions, scaling Africa's largest mountain is no small task. That might explain why tourists were surprise...


C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Attitude is more impressive to me than money, credentials, appearance, or even talent. Attitude is something that lives deep within us. When life throws all kinds of curve balls at us, I believe that 90% of the outcome has to do with how we react.

Tourists Changing The World In East Africa

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Skees

Bacho, Tanzania - It's a typical story: Americans go to Africa for safari. They find that the television images of big-eyed children with protruding r...

WATCH: Stinky Socks Are Next Medical Breakthrough, Docs

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to...

Beyond Growth: The Importance of Inclusion

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

An increasing number of African countries have been growing robustly for more than a decade. But while growth is a necessary condition for poverty reduction and employment creation, is it also sufficient?

Leveraging Fashion for a Cause

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
J. Michael Welton

Veronika Revegno is turning personal tragedy into a humanitarian tool. In 1999, her sister died of sickle cell anemia while awaiting medical help at an inadequate Tanzanian health care facility.

Mugabe: From Liberator to Jailer

Jack Healey | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

On April 18, 2011, the writer Peter Godwin wrote an article for the New York Times about Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. Reading it awakened in me me...

Tanzania Albinos Murdered Or Raped As AIDS "Cure"

Posted 07.05.2011 | World

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and...

Kids Of Kilimanjaro Saves Lives With School Lunches

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact

The phrase "He's seen it all" isn't usually taken literally. But for George Namkung, founder of the California-based nonprofit Kids of Kilimanjaro, it...