The world lost a remarkable person when Wangari Maathai, 71, died of ovarian cancer in September. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, an effort to reforest her native Kenya by paying poor women to plant trees. In 2004, she became the first African woman in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Just about everyone has eaten something Italian. While pasta is a familiar staple in many American households, most African dishes haven’t made that leap. Lots of people have never even seen, let alone tasted, fu fu or egusi soup. Yet many foods eaten in the U.S.
A genetic condition, sickle cell disease disproportionately affects those of African descent. Here in the U.S., one out of 12 African-Americans has the sickle cell trait, and one out of 400 contracts the disease.Dr.
A genetic condition that causes lifelong anemia, sickle cell affects millions worldwide, most commonly people of African descent. In Cameroon and parts of Africa, the disease is highly stigmatized and often attributed to witchcraft.
The international spotlight has been on North Africa this year, where Arab autocrats have been overthrown by government opponents seeking democracy in three separate countries – Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.But farther south on the continent, a less dramatic democratic trend has been playing out for yea