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Africa

What Will Cause the Next Pandemic?

Scientists and experts talk about how human activity has caused disease in the past, and how we’re creating more opportunities every day for a spillover.

The Next Super Virus

Deforestation and the unbridled exploitation of natural resources in the massively biodiverse Democratic Republic of Congo could leave humanity further exposed to the next super virus.

Women on the Move

Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.

The Invisible Women of Ethiopia

Why do tens of thousands of women leave Ethiopia to work in the Middle East as domestic help? What happens when they return home traumatized and in need of mental health care?

Coronavirus Child Brides

COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.

Uber's Colony in Kenya

Drivers using the Uber app are drowning in the debt that they took on to work with the company—to the point that their work is essentially indentured servitude.

Eucalyptus: The Wood That Makes Kivu

The province of North Kivu has always been praised for its reforestation policy and could be the first Congolese region to benefit from a carbon credit. This reforestation effort is primarily made up of eucalyptus trees.

Behind the Story: Climate Supertrees

Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.

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