Pope Francis at the Monument Mary Queen of Peace, in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sept. 9, 2019.
AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
Several African states are struggling to stem violent extremism.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Solid waste in Mulago, Kampala, 2010. The city’s residents have found ways to recycle waste into energy.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
Screen Shot of the New York Times homepage for its series, “1619.”
New York Times
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Death in detention: the aftermath of an airstrike on the Tajoura camp in Tripoli in July 2019.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
Infecting the City – a performance arts festival in Cape Town.
Africa Centre/Wikimedia Commons.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
Senegal’s Sadio Mane during the 2019 AFCON final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo. He also plays for Liverpool.
Football coaches can improve their chances of winning tournaments by choosing a team based on a unique combination of factors.
Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
Beninese children play football in Bohicon.
The real cost of footballs transfer markets: how fake agents traffic African boys with dreams of playing in Europe’s biggest leagues.
Even working women who have partners often have to do the most work at home.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
Newspapers in Swahili and in English in Dar es Salaam. The media is increasingly not trusted in Tanzania.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Nigerian soldiers clearing Boko Haram camps in Borno State. The government has contracted private security companies to help.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Giraffes prefer the open space and scattered trees of the African savanna.
Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems.
The USAID’s Feed the Future program encourages farmers to use mobile money technology to enhance their farming activities.
In just five years, the number of mobile-money accounts in Ghana have jumped six-fold, providing fresh perspective on the country’s digital transformation.
Forest restoration is underway in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines led by the local community with support from international researchers and government agencies.
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
Sam 'Dele-Ogunti Documentary Photographer. Lagos, Nigeria.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.