2005_03_basketcase.jpgAdmittedly, Gothamist has Easter bunnies on the brain. But when we glanced at the Special Op-Ed Report on the NY Times homepage, we couldn't help but wonder if an Easter story would accompany the caption "An International Basket Case." Alas, it's a story about the troubles in Zimbabwe (the interactive report starts "Africa is a mess...") and where Christianity is on the rise.

In the spirit of giving, Gothamist wants to mention Heifer International, the organization that helps people in struggling nations the tools and resources to obtain a sustainable source of income. We've donated to them in the past, and there are many projects you can donate to in Africa, including Zimbabwe.