Pulitzer grantee Joshua Hammer's new book tells the story of the "Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts.
For the first time, Promotion of Access to Information Act requests expose South Africa's failed mine closure system. One specific company sets an example with its choice to not properly rehabilitate.
Young people born with HIV in Malawi now confront their adolescent years with the support of teen clinics and clubs.
Five decades of mining on the Far West Rand outside Johannesburg contributed to the formation of more than 1,000 sinkholes. As companies abandon mines, many fear this will set off new sinkholes.
Southern Africa finds itself at the center of the offshore bulk sediment mining debate as international companies rush to strip mine phosphate deposits in coastal waters of South Africa and Namibia.
Legalizing trade in rhinoceros horns could help save the species, but some experts worry it might stimulate demand and encourage poachers.
PrEP drugs like Truvada can drastically lower the risk of HIV transmission. But young women in South Africa are pushing for a different kind of change.
At a global climate summit, news of the U.S. presidential election result turned the mood from cheery and celebratory to somber and defiant.
As President elect Trump seeks a quick exit from the Paris Climate Accord, the international community at the COP22 climate summit says the world will go forward without the US; China may lead.
Offshore mining prospecting rights cover 10 percent of South Africa's marine economic zone. With the country's inability to properly close mines, a large opposition movement fears offshore mining.
Negotiators in Morocco are ironing out the details of the Paris climate agreement—and they're coming to grips with what a Trump presidency might mean for it.
This month’s 22nd UN climate conference in Morocco is critical for putting practical mechanisms in place to determine how the world’s nations will curb climate change.