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Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi –USA– My maternal grandfather’s mantra was, “Educate a woman, and you feed and educate her family.” He educated his daughters when Nigerian […]

Africa, Development, Feature Articles, Nigeria, South Africa, Teaching & Learning, Women in Leadership

India Braces for US Pressure on Afghanistan and Kashmir

by Aditi Bhaduri – India – As US President Barack Obama commits a troops increase in Afghanistan and a recognition of the “good Taliban,” and as […]

Afghanistan, Development, Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, India, Kashmir, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Taliban

A New China Floods the Traditional Way of Life in Up the Yangtze

by Jessica Mosby – USA – On 8-8-08 when the Beijing Summer Olympics begins, the world will see that the Maoist doctrine of the Cultural Revolution […]

Asia, China, Development, Displacement, Films & Documentaries

Life’s Work: Gudran Artistic Collective Promotes Culture as Development in Egyptian Fishing Town

by Michelle Chen – USA – The sun pounds down on El Max like a scalding flint. The tiny Egyptian fishing town bordering the Mediterranean seems […]

Activism, Art, Arts & Culture, Development, Egypt, Feature Articles

Open Letter to the Next US President: Get Tougher on Mugabe’s Despotic Government, But Send Aid for the Suffering Zimbabweans

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “When elephants fight, it is the grass which suffers.” – African Proverb The Zimbabwean government introduced an ambitious Antiretroviral Drugs […]

Africa, Corruption, Development, Elections, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, International Aid, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, United States, Zimbabwe