Religion, not geopolitics, is at the center of how many Egyptians see regional threats.
The Egyptian real estate boom was driven by currency considerations. With the government investing heavily in new real estate, what does a floated currency mean for the industry?
Egypt's Nile transport has some safety concerns, but if utilized properly it could mean a whole lot more lives (and money) are saved.
Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owns, twice. Her cow was beaten to death. Her land was forcefully taken from her. Her child's life was threatened. All because she is a widow in Uganda.
Whose Islam is it? This is the key question that divides the Middle East.
Over the past three years, 16 women and the local organizations they run in Darfur have intervened in dozens of disputes and brokered solutions.
Bogaletch Gebre cofounded KMG, an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in southern Ethiopia
Article about the Global path of cotton in the Saturday supplement of the biggest Slovenian daily Delo
In some cultures, the death of a husband has meant exile, vulnerability, and abuse. But bereaved women are beginning to fight back.
Brought to informal settlements among coal piles and coal-fired power stations by the possibility of employment, residents in Mpumalanga face the constant complications surrounding relocation.
Ben Freeth's family farm was Zimbabwe's biggest mango producer until Robert Mugabe's 'war vets' seized it in 2009. Now, as millions of Zimbabweans survive on foreign food aid, it produces nothing.
A new de-radicalization program provides a window into Sudan's efforts to fight extremism, while maintaining legitimacy with its Islamist base.
In 2010, Mary Wiltenburg was named a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards and the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for her Christian Science Monitor series on a Tanzanian refugee resettling in the United States.
Mary Wiltenburg has won the International Catholic Union of the Press 2010 Award for Solidarity with Refugees for her Christian Science Monitor series on the resettlement of Bill Clinton Hadam, a refugee from Tanzania, and his family in America.
Sean Carasso founded Falling Whistles, non-profit that campaigns for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sells whistles to rehabilitate war-affected children.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
In the global debate over the ICC's arrest warrant for President al-Bashir, the stability of Sudan hangs in the balance.
Jen Marlowe and David Morse's documentary Rebuilding Hope screened at the sixth annual Rwanda Film Festival (also known as Hillywood), which shows films both in Kigali and the countryside. The festival took place July 11-28, 2010.
From a practical standpoint, it may be difficult to see any strategic value in Sudan. But it is important to see that there are both humanitarian and strategic reasons for working to stabilize Sudan before and after the 2011 referendum.
Two months ago, Sudan conducted its first multiparty elections in almost twenty-five years. The National Congress Party (the ruling party of northern Sudan) portrayed the elections as a milestone in Sudanese history, an opportunity for a peaceful transfer of power and a bloodless process that truly spoke to Sudan’s political evolution.
Peace X Peace, a global network of women with women-focused e-media, fresh analysis, and from-the-frontlines perspectives that tries to amplify women's voices as the most direct and powerful ways to create cultures of peace around the world, has featured Jen Marlowe and her documentary Rebuilding Hope in an article on their website.
"I've Got This Camera": Reflections on Activism and Unease
This is a story that will challenge consciences and emotions.
Merco Vernaschi, for the Pulitzer Center
(Editor's note at end of post)
During the past week a few blogs have unleashed a wave of criticism on my work about child sacrifice in Uganda, questioning my ethics and values and the Pulitzer Center's guidelines. Much of the criticism has focused on the picture of Margaret Babirye Nankya, a child who was killed during a ritual sacrifice, and whose body was exhumed to be photographed.
The American Society of Journalists and Authors recently announced the winners of its annual writing awards. Wiltenburg won first place in the Profiles category for "Lost in Migration."
She also received a special citation from the Education Writers Association, which recently announced its 2009 winners for education reporting for "Little Bill Clinton: A Day in the Life of a New American."