Michelle Joubert

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4 Priorities for Africa in 2015

There’s no way around it: 2015 is a big year.<p>From major elections to historic summits of world leaders, there are a lot of important moments to watch …

China's scramble for Africa | China

In a remarkable departure from its long history of low-profile foreign policy, especially since Deng Xiaoping took over China's leadership in the late 1970s, Beijing has recently committed up to 700 combat troops to South Sudan in the hopes of bringing peace to the world's newest nation - and, more …

Where will 2015 take you? #Drakensberg #meetsouthafrica

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal

With only six percent of the adult Senegalese population having an account in a formal financial institution, commercial banks in Senegal have so far …

Nominate your top young South Africans for 2015

#ICYMI Introducing Design Indaba’s 40 talented Emerging Creatives for 2015: http://bit.ly/1C6Krdi

What's Your Multi-channel Social Media Strategy? - SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin

Pew Research released an excellent report about social media usage. There’s a lot to digest, from demographics to individual network usage, but one …

Social Media

Top 10 Multi-Platform Social Networking Websites & Forums - December 2014

<b>Note:</b> The <b>Experian Marketing Services</b> data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online …

Creator of ‘Ship Your Enemies Glitter’ service is really regretting his idea

Once you open a card full of glitter, it’s guaranteed to go everywhere—and from the looks of it, the same thing happens once you open a shop that …

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a disaster on another …

Empathy

Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters

The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the party and future candidates. Speaker John Boehner's House of Representatives has voted to overturn all of Obama's …

The Poverty Line - Photographs and text by Stefen Chow | LensCulture

<b>WHAT IS POVERTY?</b><p>Poverty is hard to define, even though it is a term that we use very often.<p>The Poverty Line project is an attempt to show what it means to be poor, by taking photos of daily amounts of food you can buy if your income lies at the poverty line.The Poverty Line explores a simple …