Tag: Development

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 the community maintain that women never outgrow the features of childhood. They are forever

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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 fathers rarely did. My grandfather was also very interested in my education and often

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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 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paves the way for India’s nuclear energy program, many

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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 little more than a narrow valley of cascading cement houses. But unexpectedly, the village

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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 (ARVs) program in 2004, but Ropafadzo Kondo, who tested HIV positive in 1999, got

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