Africa

Stop Trying to Save the World
Big ideas are destroying international development
November 17, 2014

Big ideas are destroying international development.

Is Ebola Here to Stay? “That’s Our Biggest Fear."
This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses
October 06, 2014

This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses.

You'll Probably Never Catch Ebola—So Why Is the Disease So Terrifying?
August 12, 2014

We like to think we've conquered disease. In reality, we're not even close.

Americans Think Africa Is One Big Wild Animal Reserve
Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent
July 08, 2014

Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent.

Hell Is an Understatement
A report from the bloody, crumbling Central African Republic
April 30, 2014

We've seen this before: dead bodies on the side of the road. Stoned kids with huge guns. But damn us if we don't lift a finger for the Central African Republic.

Comic Book Convinces Kenyans to Dye Their Chickens Pink
It does good things for education, too.
March 07, 2014

It also has good advice about chickens.

How Did Zimbabwe Become So Poor—And Yet So Expensive?
The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries
January 05, 2014

The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries.

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