Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein
Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a digital editor and writer from Chicago, Illinois (USA). Her writing on arts, culture, religion, spirituality, education and global politics appears in Al Jazeera English, CNN-Explore Parts Unknown, Atlas Obscura, National Public Radio, BRIGHT, Selamta, Saveur, Hemispheres, and PassBlue, among others. Amanda served as the regional editor for sub-Saharan Africa with Global Voices and was based in Zanzibar for 10 years before moving back to the Midwest.
Lifestyle & Belief
Devotees believe that a single hug from Amma — known as a “universal mother” plugged into a divine, infinite energy source — can heal the world.
Health & Medicine
After a boy and his grandmother traveling from DR Congo into Uganda die from Ebola, these cases confirm fears that the Ebola virus could spread from DR Congo to Uganda, due to frequent, informal and porous cross-border migration.
Ayda Abdallah has been practicing and teaching yoga for the last eight years, focusing her attention on women in crisis who struggle with their mental health.