Family photos of the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, displayed at a 25th anniversary memorial in April 2019.
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Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.
Dale Omori, courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The hominin known as Lucy may not be the direct ancestor of humans.
An oiled penguin in the aftermath of a spill in the waters of Algoa Bay.
Oil spills from a project that's designed to harness the economic potential of South Africa's oceans are threatening the world's largest remaining African Penguin colony.
A growing international divide over cutting-edge medical research could worsen predatory practices, medical tourism and health inequality.
Tunisians protest against tax hikes, austerity measures and increased food prices.
Western perceptions of what's happening in Tunisia differ sharply with Tunisia's daily reality: the truth is that its political transformation is in trouble.
The hope is that building ‘a smart city in the forest’ in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regencies will ease Jakarta’s myriad problems. But it’s not that simple.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Baby sea turtles head for their natural habitat.
These trackways preserve an incredibly brief moment in time. More importantly, they tell us about ancient climates, and how turtle breeding ranges have changed over the millenia
The biggest difference between the current protest movement and the 2014 Umbrella Movement is the striking solidarity among the various groups of demonstrators. Everyone feels they are ‘in the same boat’ together, new research shows.
A survey of 8,000 Hong Kong protesters shows that participants increasingly feel that radical protests are the most effective way to make the government heed public opinion.
The statue of founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in Tanzania’s political capital Dodoma.
While sometimes intolerant of criticism, Nyerere tended to respond with argument rather than force.
As the world warms, male ladybird spiders are hatching too early in the year to meet a mate.
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Don't be afraid of spiders – be afraid for spiders
It's not just measles you need to worry about.
Resilient corals are offering hope for bleached reefs.
How super is a super coral? And what are they super at? Protecting our coral reefs means we need to find out.
People have been modifying Earth – as in these rice terraces near Pokhara, Nepal – for millennia.
Erle C. Ellis
Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth's environment.
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.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
The government of President Paul Biya is accused of committing atrocities against opponents.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Plant extinctions have skyrocketed, driven in large part by land clearing and climate change.
Human-driven land clearing and climate change are sending plants extinct at a rapid rate, risking a devastating biodiversity crash.
Protesters holding umbrellas amid heavy rain march in an anti-government rally in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
The coast of Greenland is not for sale.
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn't Denmark's to sell.
A forest in Canada burns during the country’s 2014 wildfires.
Boreal forests store one-third of all terrestrial carbon - but for how long?