“We heard children singing ISIL songs, and saw them role play executions in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp playground. We were distributing humanitarian aid. It was then that I realized, if we don’t do anything about this

Soon after Notre Dame in Paris went up in flames, teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, in a speech to the European Parliament, said she did not want to diminish the Notre-Dame fire, but wished there was an equal outpouring of

The world has made great strides in reducing poverty, death, and disease. Leaders from 193 countries have signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda of 17 benchmarks for progress through 2030, three of which are directly tied

Could humans and gorillas co-exist? Gorillas are a high endangered species and their life is constantly threatened by humans. Humans can either be a direct threat to gorillas (hunting) or an indirect threat – by getting diseases that will be

Energy, whether it be in regard to poverty or transition, is essential to human life and society, naturally putting it at the forefront of the news.  The United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012 (SE4 all); in

You cannot separate good health from the availability of clean, sustainable and affordable energy. Which makes it shocking that, according to the International Energy Agency, 1.1 billion people across the world still lack access to a reliable electricity supply. It is

"Climate . Change" is a 6-episode short documentary film series in which global climate experts, financiers and entrepreneurs assess the gravity of the planet's situation and share their fears, hopes and inventions, while opening the door to promising sustainable solutions

After graduating from college in the late 1970s, I served as a rural development volunteer in the West African nation of Senegal. I was based in a northern village where “agriculture” did not exceed rain-fed millet and sorghum, and long-horned

Today we all know that George Soros, his Foundations, Funds, and his other businesses have been targeted in the last couple of years by certain political groups. They have been accused of making money out of the people living in

There’s a vicious war underway. The battlefields are our overloaded screens, media outlets, platforms, devices, and minds. Many—on both sides of the aisle—criticise the way things have become polarised, protesting that they never wanted it all to be so black

While #BeingAfricanInAfrica (that is, while just being my usual self), I received an invitation to attend the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 1 December 2018, on the eve of the Global Citizens concert. My take-home message

Toilets are something we seldom think about, unless we’re in desperate need of one. It may sound funny, but toilets are the most overlooked human right. Every year, over 360,000 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor sanitation. In

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