A new report published by the Environmental Investigation Agency revealed incidents of corruption that involved Chinese criminal gangs smuggling ivory out of Tanzania with the help of corrupt Tanzanian officials.
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. Continue reading
When Hailey Chalhoub and Eliza Madden, both 22, were sent to Tabora in northeastern Tanzania to help its residents with a nascent food processing business, they had their marching orders: make a profit. Continue reading
How was President Barack Obama received on his three-country tour of Africa, and did he succeed in what he set out to accomplish? Gwen Ifill gets views from Chris Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute, Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies and Mwangi Kimenyi of the Africa Growth Initiative. Continue reading
President Barack Obama’s last trip to Africa during his presidency — before he returns this week — was a 36-hour visit to Ghana in 2009. At the time, he told the Ghanaian Parliament, “Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Continue reading
At San Francisco General Hospital, surgeons from developing countries are learning the latest techniques from top U.S. specialists. With just over 100 orthopedic surgeons serving the 80 million people of Kenya and Tanzania, it’s admittedly a small step. But doctors there say it’s a worthy one. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading