Ethiopia Beats World Record by Planting 350M Trees in 12 Hours

One of the best ways to curtail the negative effects of climate change consists of adopting green practices that counter deforestation. In Ethiopia, a nation where the indiscriminate taking of forest land has resulted in devastating drought periods, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently launched a Green Legacy Initiative as part of a substantial reforestation effort…

54gene Raises $4.5 Million for World’s Largest Pan-African Bio Bank

When discussing the issue of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, many people think about the United States because of its history; after all, America is a country that has been largely shaped by immigration. Once we look beyond North America, however, we start seeing countries with far greater rates of diversity, to wit: Tanzania, Uganda,…

The Lomong Brothers: Lost Boys of Sudan Become American Track Stars

 Humanitarian author Dave Eggers, known for quirky best-sellers such as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, is currently on a tour promoting his latest novel, The Parade, which centers on the lives of two foreign contractors working on a civil engineering project in South Sudan. Eggers is not a stranger to writing about this troubled African…

Hungary Unveils Annual Kenya Scholarships

Seeking Closer Diplomatic Relations, Hungary Offers More Scholarships to Kenyan Students. In late March and early April, government officials from Kenya and Hungary met in Budapest for the purpose of increasing diplomatic relations and discussing matters such as trade, health and education. The Kenyan group invited to Hungary was headed by Justin Muturi, Speaker of…