Every Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who's trying to make the world a better place.Today we talk to Phyllis Wezeman, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame and executive director of Malawi Matters, whose mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV an
Four years ago, Katie Davis was homecoming queen at her high school in Brentwood, Tenn. She had a yellow convertible and planned to study nursing in college.But those plans changed just a little. Today, she's in Uganda, sharing her home with 13 orphaned or abandoned girls, ages 2 to 15.
In the middle of Africa lies a little-known country, landlocked and sparsely populated, that could well be one of the world's leading exporters of gold in the near future: the Central African Republic.International mining companies hope to establish operations there soon.
Moroccans on Friday overwhelmingly approved a new constitution their king says will bring the country much-needed democratic reform, the Interior Ministry announced.The preliminary results showed a 98.94 percent approval rating and 72.56 percent turnout and appeared to indicate strong belief by Moro
Until several months ago, the Tunisian town of Djerba was a placid, sun-bleached stretch of the Mediterranean coast with white-washed hotels that catered mainly to vacationers from Europe.But the Tunisian revolution that began last December scared away the foreign tourists.