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”?
Clinical trials can bring important benefits to African countries.
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
South Sudanese women queue to vote.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
Tobacco leaves dry on a farm in Africa. Big tobacco companies exploit impoverished African farmers, particularly in Malawi. On World No Tobacco Day, it’s time to focus on the tactics of Big Tobacco in Africa.
On World No Tobacco Day, the focus is usually on the health risks of cigarettes. But what about the way Big Tobacco exploits impoverished farmers in Malawi?
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
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Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
A refugee family who was evacuated from Libya leave an UNHCR office in Niamey, on November 17, 2017, after being interviewed by protection officers of the French Office of Protection Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA).
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza is one of many authoritarian African leaders.
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More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
The rebellious French generals Edmond Jouhaud, Raoul Salan, and Maurice Challe (from left to right) leave the General Delegation in April 23, 1961 in Algiers, after taking power (with General Zeller) to oppose the Algerian policy of General de Gaulle. The Public Salvation Committee intended to preserve French Algeria was formed on 13 May 1958 with General Massu as its president.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.