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"Wonderbag" Revolutionizes Cooking in Africa and the US

A simple, but effective tool to save fuel and time while cooking has the potential to improve lives all over the world.

Nelson Mandela: Honoring His Legacy

The resolve, restraint, and forgiveness shown by Nelson Mandela on the day of his inauguration were emblematic of his character and of his legacy.

Visiting Africa, President Obama Hopes to Boost Trade and Investment

President Barack Obama arrived in Dakar this afternoon to start a week-long trip through the three Sub-Saharan African countries of Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, his first extended trip to the region since taking office.  


The President selected the three countries because they serve as

Celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela turns 95 on July 18th, and his birthday is being cited as an International day of service and recognition for the living legend. 


The UN is joining forces with the Mandela foundation in an effort to increase public service.

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Calls for Aid to Lesotho to Stem Food Crisis

From UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:


Due to flooding, late rains, and early frost, about 725,000 people in Lesotho--a third of the country's population--face a food security criss.