A rare known paralytic disease konzo has inflicted polio-like symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other African countries.
Eschewing public consultation, the ministers of the environment and mining in South Africa sign a deal to allow coal mining in a legally protected environment.
Delegates from mining communities across the globe met in Cape Town to discuss their grievances and protest the international mining industry.
International factors are squeezing South African coal miners, leading to smaller profit margins and a corresponding shift to junior miners that often abandon mines.
As Africa's largest utility shifts its policies and the world slowly moves toward renewables, South Africa's coal mines are increasingly abandoned.
Charles believed in the rebels' mission—but he never wanted to become one.
Following a T-shirt's supply chain from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall—and back again.
Building Tomorrow works hand-in-hand with the community to construct a school, but it comes at great costs.
The cost of attending university has been increasing around 10 percent annually in South Africa, and students and their families are finding it difficult to keep up.
They called him "Bazooka" after his favorite soccer star. But Bazooka is dead because his real passion was protecting the coast of his native Pondoland from a huge titanium mining project.
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.