Pardon the American Taliban
John Walker Lindh was motivated by youthful idealism when he aided the Taliban. As a 24-year-old in Africa in the 1960s, I was no different.
Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply
The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.
The Breast Milk Gap
A subset of American babies fall behind with their first bottle.
Studies Offer Hope for Malnourished Children
Research on mice indicates that the gut bacteria of healthy children can fix that of starving children, and that breast milk can be improved.
Malawi Gets Its First Grammy Nomination, With Album by Prison Inmates
The work has been an unexpected boon for the tiny African nation and now goes up against the works of well-known artists in the world music category.
Feb. 3, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Belgium, Malawi, China and the United States.
Malawi: U.N. Warns of a Food Crisis
More than 2.8 million people will not have enough to eat over the next several months because of floods and drought.
What’s on This Week Around the World
An exhibition on the history of the nation kicks off in Singapore, a museum show in The Hague explores the advent of modernism, and a music festival gets underway in Malawi.
Older People Are Invisible in Key Data, Study Warns
Vast gaps in data on older people threaten to undercut new goals established by the United Nations for raising living standards over the next 15 years.
The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa
A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa.
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