Rwanda wants to create a culture of entrepreneurship. But can it really be done by decree?
A close call on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone, where the epidemic has ended but fear of the disease persists.
Africa begins a new operation to control outbreaks like Ebola, but experts worry it is understaffed and underfunded.
Waiting for days for cargo, travelling day and night across the country, living in the truck, being harassed by corrupt officers, and never knowing where the next load might take you.
The AIDS epidemic can be ended with current drugs—in theory. Now, a rural village in impoverished Zimbabwe has figured out how to help end it in real life in a simple, low-tech way.
Meet the khat-chewing, rifle-toting volunteer army that forms Kenya’s first line of defense against the Somali terrorist group.
Fanta Kanté has been working as a traditional practitioner of female genital cutting in Mali for over 60 years. Although she would like to quit, financial circumstances make that a difficult choice.
Glimpses of life in rural Zimbabwe: Managing cattle to restore land is improving conditions for remote villages and enhancing habitat for wildlife—including iconic antelope.
President Yoweri Museveni ruled Uganda for thirty years through a combination of bribery, blackmail, and brute force. Last week, he was sworn in for yet another five-year term.
Grantee Sim Chi Yin's "Rat Tribe" photos are featured in France's Le Figaro magazine.
Individual firewood collection is only one of many sources of deforestation in Tanzania, but it is one that has numerous consequences.
One year ago, Burundi's president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country.