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  • Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity

    Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity
    A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual. Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
  • Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives

    Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives
    Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
  • Russia and the 'responsibility to protect'

    The Russian government has argued that its recent military operations in Georgia were justified by the principle of "responsibility to protect" (colloquially known as R2P). This is the approach to dealing with mass-atrocity crimes that was embraced by 150...
  • Judgment without borders

    Judgment without borders
    'He may be a sonofabitch," President Franklin Roosevelt is supposed to have muttered, referring to a Nicaraguan dictator, "but he is our sonofabitch." That is foreign policy realism in a nutshell -- straightforward, practical, pursuing the national...
  • Rape as genocide in Darfur

    People hear the word "genocide" and think of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust or the estimated 800,000 mostly Tutsis slaughtered in Rwanda. They do not imagine that rape can be so well planned and done on such a mass scale as to...
  • Feed to lead

    Feed to lead
    The Times' editorial series on food diplomacy explores the possibility that the United States could improve its global image and enhance national security by launching "a high-profile food diplomacy initiative planned, funded and executed for the...
  • EGYPT: Cairo scoffs at new Nile water agreement

     
    Egypt, the largest user of Nile River water, has played down the importance of a new Nile Basin Cooperative Framework agreement that could limit how much water flows into the country. The treaty, signed Friday by Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and......
  • Summer accessories that give back

     
    I stopped by a cute party at the Rose Café in Venice on Wednesday night for a pop-up store with an ethical bent. The event was called A Night of Ethical Shopping, and there was jewelry for sale from Hands......
  • Presentations on Bhutan, Malaysia and Africa

    BHUTAN Presentation Robbie Green presents "Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon," focusing on the nature, people, art and culture of this nation. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP...
  • Treating the sick without bias

    Treating the sick without bias
    Teboho mahate was shivering. He had trouble keeping his balance. He couldn't talk, and he had bitten his tongue. A seizure. "Any pain anywhere?" asked Dr. Jennifer Furin. Teboho, 14, held his head. Furin looked into his eyes, checking for dilated...
  • Statement from National Geographic

    Paul Salopek, who was traveling in Africa to report on the culture and history of the Sahel for National Geographic magazine, was detained by Sudanese authorities and on Aug. 26 charged with espionage in a North Darfur court in El Fashir, Sudan....
  • Africa's wildlife running out of room

    Like any other park warden in Africa, Klaus-Jurgen Sucker had enemies, although maybe more than most. When it came to defending his park's endangered mountain gorillas, Sucker knocked heads hard. A strapping, 37-year-old German biologist, Sucker...