africa

Conservation
Conservation

Wildlife Is Another Casualty of War

Researchers studied animal deaths in the wake of African armed conflicts.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.18
It's a Feeling
It's a Feeling

How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song

Somehow, this cheesy, emotional tune, which turns 35 this year, inspires unironic, almost undivided adoration across the web.
Jessica Furseth
11.21.17
anubis
anubis

African Esports Are Ready to Explode, but Video Game Publishers Are Holding Them Back

The esports industry has never been bigger, but Africa is being left behind.
Jacob Kleinman
8.30.17
our ancestors
our ancestors

Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

A new discovery rewrites human history.
Bryson Masse
6.7.17
poaching
poaching

Ivory-Sniffing Dogs Are Running Down Poachers Across Africa

They find contraband goods in exchange for tennis balls.
William H. Funk
3.18.17
internet outage
internet outage

Cameroon’s Internet Has Been Cut For Four Weeks With No End in Sight

Social apps like WhatsApp and Facebook are lifelines between members of the African diaspora.
Marc Shaw
2.13.17
africa
africa

Ebola Can Hide Out and Replicate In Your Lungs

The more we know, the better we get at fighting the virus.
Grennan Milliken
1.5.17
Drugs
Drugs

African Refugees Say They're Being Forced to Inhale Gasoline as a Sedative

Researchers are worried that doctors treating refugees might misdiagnose the resulting illness as pneumonia.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.16
africa
africa

Watching Humans Take Over the Earth in 200,000 Years Is Pretty Relaxing

It took 200,000 years to reach the first billion humans, but only 200 years to get to seven billion.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.6.16
africa
africa

Elephant Poaching Is Costing African Countries $25 Million Every Year

Tourists can't pay to see elephants if there are no elephants left.
Grennan Milliken
11.2.16
africa
africa

Watch the President of Rwanda Launch a Blood Delivery Drone

Getting medicine to rural villages in Rwanda just got a lot easier.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.17.16
africa
africa

This Nigerian Photographer Is Capturing Lagos As Homes Sink Into the Sea

George Osodi photographs the largest city in Africa with all of its contradictions, beauty and tension.
Nadja Sayej
10.7.16