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It's a tad bit chilly don't you say? (A magical, African winter in Cape Town)

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, we can’t help but marvel at the seasonal beauty of natures ‘ice-queen’- her royal highness, winter. … 207 more words

South Africa

Carving Up Congo - By Christoph Wille May 21, 2015

President Kabila’s Latest Ploy to Stay in Power

Earlier this year, angry demonstrators filled the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were outraged by President Joseph Kabila’s attempts to extend his last term as president through a new electoral law that would likely have delayed the November 2016 elections by at least two years. 414 more words

Geo Politics

Girls Education

Girls education is an issue that needs attention all over the world and wherever we go it’s playing out to mixed results. The problem seems to be keeping girls in school as they reach puberty and breaking down social barriers to girls education, especially within certain cultures and religions. 92 more words

AFRICA

Avoiding the hunger season: How a TED Fellow is working to save African cassava from whiteflies

For decades, the farmers of East Africa have battled the African whitefly, a tiny insect that infests the cassava crop. Cassava, also called manioc, arrowroot or tapioca, is an important food all over the world — more than half a billion people (yes, billion with a  2,331 more words

TED Fellows

Friday Photo #24, Ethiopia

This is an overflow crowd worshipping in the courtyard of St. Mary’s Church on Mt. Entoto near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Click the photo to enlarge. See also the… 15 more words

Pictures From The Road

The 10 most important things in the world right now - DINA SPECTOR MAY 22, 2015, 12:44 AM

Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Friday.

1. Islamic State fighters have seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and now control the  284 more words

Foreign Policy