Topic: East Africa
Change Agent Powering Potential puts technology in schools in Tanzania while respecting local cultures
Janice Lathen brought more than computers to a remote part of Tanzania. She brought a window on the world.
09/15/2011 11:57 am
The CIA has reportedly killed Al Qaeda's No. 2 Atiyah Abdul Rahman in a drone strike in Pakistan. His death comes as a massive blow to the terrorist group's central leadership.
08/28/2011 11:22 am
Backpack Farms supports African farmers with low-cost products and training suited to their needs.
08/19/2011 03:09 pm
A Christian Science perspective: Thousands of Somalis have made their way to refugee camps in Kenya, seeking food and aid. Is there anything we can do to help?
08/17/2011 09:30 am
An 11-year-old boy in Ghana, Andrew Adansi-Bonnah, has started his own effort to raise millions of dollars to help hungry refugees in Somalia.
08/12/2011 04:19 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/11
Somalia expert Ken Menkhaus spoke with a guest blogger from the Enough Project about what policies need to change for a durable solution to the famine.
08/09/2011 03:30 pm
The Islamist group Al Shabab withdrew from Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, this weekend, but whether that is a sign of success for the African Union mission and Somalian government is unclear.
08/08/2011 01:41 pm
A Christian Science perspective.
08/08/2011 09:30 am
As more information about East Africa’s famine reaches Western audiences, the situation looks increasingly grim – but aid doesn’t seem to be keeping pace with the publicity. What challenges do humanitarian organizations face?
07/28/2011 02:19 pm
Millions of lives are at stake in the drought and famine in East Africa, but aid is hampered by security concerns in Somalia and donors surprised by the severity of the crisis.
07/26/2011 09:01 pm
The UN, for the first time in decades, had declared a famine alert. Millions in Somalia face starvation. The West cannot be stuck in its own woes.
07/20/2011 02:45 pm
Western- and UN-backed aid organizations have lined up to support the fledgling Republic of South Sudan, but the challenges facing the nation 'would tax even the most developed of countries.'
07/12/2011 01:20 pm
Rache Grady and Heidi Ewing of Loki Films presented a class on their secrets of the craft and process of directing at Silverdocs on June 25.
07/05/2011 06:15 pm
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
06/13/2011 03:13 pm
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, wanted by the FBI for planning the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa, is the third senior Al Qaeda leader to be killed in little over a month.
06/12/2011 08:46 am
South Sudan is one of the toughest places in East Africa to do business, according to a recent report – but if you can hack it, you have a chance to make a healthy profit.
05/22/2011 02:15 pm
Barefoot Power, a for-profit social enterprise operating across East Africa, has built a network of 'solar entrepreneurs' who offer solar lighting to towns and villages all across Uganda.
05/19/2011 12:34 pm
Change Agent How Mafuta Sasa is turning waste cooking oil into clean-burning biodiesel in East Africa
In Tanzania, an entrepreneur turns waste cooking oil into an alternative to diesel fuel and (as a bonus) liquid soap.
05/13/2011 02:46 pm
In low-tech villages, biometrics and mobile money can level market spikes and allow a way for people to bypass the grid and still eat.
04/14/2011 01:16 pm
There are five countries in East and West Africa slated for elections in the near future. Guest blogger Alex Thurston outlines out the issues at hand in each election.
04/05/2011 04:18 pm
The lightly armed Somali pirates thought they were seizing a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa almost a year ago. Instead, their target turned out to be a US warship.
03/14/2011 09:36 pm
Africa Monitor Ivory Coast police fire live rounds to disperse protest as African Union ponders mediation
Police loyal to Ivory Coast's renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo today dispersed a rally led by supporters of President-elect Alassane Ouattara.
02/19/2011 03:28 pm
South Sudanese voted overwhelming in January for independence. Now, they face the reality of building the world's newest nation – from printing new currency to collecting taxes.
02/07/2011 03:53 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Senegal hopes new $450 million airport will make it a world trade hub
Senegal's government wants its new airport to become a 21st-century global hub, but why don't African infrastructure projects link the region's cities to each other better?
02/01/2011 03:12 pm