Access to water – not electricity – can have larger gains for health and well-being.
Providing people with clean drinking water and sanitation is less expensive than grid electrification and it could improve more lives.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
The Latinoamericana Tower stands amid smog in Mexico City.
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Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
VS Naipaul after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Rwandan students on grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Rwamagana, in Rwanda., 2014.
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Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
A super blue blood moon is seen from Svalbard, Norway earlier this year.
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.
Former US president Barack Obama delivers a speech in Kenya ahead of his visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
Inside the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
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Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
Increasingly, young people across Africa are taking up Nelson Mandela's challenge of working to improve the lives of ordinary people.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
The Mediterranean fruit fly can evolve rapidly to different environmental conditions, this suggests it will be well suited to cope with climate change.
A satellite image of the pristine forest atop Mount Lico.
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Conservationists scaled the sheer cliffs of Mount Lico as part of wider effort to build the case for the protection of Mozambique's mountain forests.
Trucks returning from Libya to Niger.
As in the Mediterranean, travel through the Sahara is difficult and unnecessarily dangerous by increased checks and control.
A man gets his drinking water from a Cape Town neighbourhood in 2017.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
An ancient giant.
Despite them living for up to 2,500 years, researchers have discovered several baobab trees in Africa have died. Aida Cuni Sanchez on why these trees have a special place in our world.
In Season 3 of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain took viewers to Tanzania.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama met French president Emmanuel Macron on May 22, 2018. He was officially given French citizenship soon after.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?