In an effort to transform the narrative and negative perceptions of African women and children, Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African Women in Media Network (WIMN).
For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding ...
"Have you seen 'The Lion King'?"
In a major shift, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated the United Nations is preparing to compensate for the cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people.
Imagine being the darling of the 2012 London Olympics, only to be criticized for your every move four years later in Rio.
Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realizing his "Triple-Triple" gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio.
They were one of the biggest favorites for gold -- but Serena and Venus Williams won't be topping the podium together at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
It's early morning in the Ngong Hills, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, and a group of athletes huddle together in prayer in tracksuits and long pants. It's notoriously chilly this time of year.
Limpopo, in the heart of South Africa, is resource-scarce and poverty is severe. Many households do not have access to running water or electricity.
The feelings are still difficult to describe, but Christina Epps, a thrilled beyond words Coppin State University Graduate is on her way to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
The Olympic Games are just 31 days away -- and Rio de Janeiro is in crisis.
The heart of Little Africa -- or Chocolate City, as it has been dubbed by some -- is not easy to locate without a tip-off.
Imagine watching as violence and bloodshed took over your country, leaving you with little option but to flee.
So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics do not need to be postponed or moved from Rio because there is a "very low risk" that the Games will further spread the Zika virus.
While some women are doing everything they can to get rid of extra weight, a larger behind is so desirable in some countries that it's fueling a whole industry of creams, surgery and padding.