When it comes to risk of corruption, not all states are created equal. A new 50-state investigation found that no state does exceptionally well when it comes to having laws and practices that discourage corruption. And some states do extremely poorly.
As Egypt tries to adjust to and finish its transition to democracy, the country is struggling with outbursts and anger. But Farouk El-Baz, a former adviser to the former Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat, and a professor at Boston University, says the country is just experiencing normal, post-revolution shockwaves.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
Despite explicit warnings from top U.S. officials, Egypt will go ahead with trials of some 45 people accused of working for or running foreign-funded NGOs in the country, under a rule first imposed by deposed President Hosni Mubarak.
After enduring a week of withering criticism on social media sites, coupled with negative coverage in traditional media, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed course Friday morning, announcing it would not move forward with a plan that would lead to the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died of cancer on Sunday -- in this 2007 interview, Maathai describes her life in environmental activism.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Birding by Ear program helps the blind experience birding through their sense of hearing and smell.
Across Africa, there have been organized efforts to prevent HIV-positive women from having children -- some are being paid, others being sterilized without their consent.
Civic clubs like Rotary International, Lions Club and Toastmasters may be in their sunset years in the US, but they're on the rise abroad.
UN Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer, talks about how non-profits can help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake.