Ethiopians Tackle the Climate Crisis With 350 Million New Trees (in Photos)
Citizens of Africa's second-most populated country broke a world record when they planted 353,633,660 tree seedlings on Monday as part of a national reforestation campaign.
Why the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola Outbreak Could Continue to Spread
Ongoing civil conflict and the resulting displacement of local people is creating an ideal environment for the devastating disease.
Africa's Rarest Carnivore Fights for Survival in the Ethiopian Highlands
There are only about 500 Ethiopian wolves left in the wild—and they face a number of growing threats. One non-profit is working to save them.
Inside a Remarkable Local Effort to Stop Elephant Poaching in Zambia
Poachers have killed more than 90 percent of Zambia's elephants since the 1950s. In response, villagers banded together to protect those in North Luangwa National Park last year.
Is Trump Targeting What He Called 'Shithole' Countries With His Latest Immigration Crackdown?
Advocates warn that proposed new travel restrictions could target black people.
Viewfinder: An Anti-Government Demonstration in Algeria
Algerian security forces use a water canon to disperse students taking part in an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on April 9th, 2019.
Why Tropical Cyclone Idai Had Such a Devastating Impact
The storm provides a grim prospect of the future of tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
After 40 Years of Effort, Tanzania Creates New Protected Area for Endangered Monkeys
It's taken a long time, conservationists say, partly because of complicated land ownership issues.
Zimbabwe's President Throws the Country Into an Economic Tailspin
President Emmerson Mnangagwa sent the country into turmoil after doubling oil prices just before flying off to Russia.
One of the World's Largest Rainforests Could Be Wiped Out by 2100
Satellite data indicates that the Congo Basin lost an area of forest larger than Bangladesh between 2000 and 2014.
Africa's Fastest-Growing City Sees Benefits From More Female Engineers
In Dar es Salaam, more women are gaining access to careers in engineering—and they're bringing innovative and inclusive ideas along with them.
Using Acoustic Gun Shot Localization to Curb Poaching
New technology detects the shockwave of a supersonic bullet traveling through space, which cannot be muffled, to track poachers shooting at elephants and rhinos.
Deforestation Is Happening in Southern Africa Much Faster Than Previously Thought
New research using radar data, as opposed to visual satellite imagery, is a reminder that deforestation and environmental degradation aren't just happening in tropical forests.
Viewfinder: A Chinese Honor Guard Greets the President of Sierra Leone
Female members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard wait to greet Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio during a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People on August 30th, 2018, in Beijing, China.
How Furniture Demand in America Thins Forests Across Central Africa
A recent study illustrates the connection between consumer demand in the U.S. and increased furniture production in China, which is, in turn, fueling logging in Central Africa.
Could Earthquake-Monitoring Technology Help Save Elephants?
A new study shows how technology developed to study earthquakes could help conservationists monitor elephant populations from afar.
PS Picks: Nigerian Creatives and the Art Scene in West Africa
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
In Botswana, Data Collection Problems Exacerbate Undernutrition
The country is ambitiously attempting to tackle malnutrition and stunting in children, but a lack of reliable statistics hampers its efforts to end the problem.
Girls in the Ivory Coast Share the Burden of Teenage Pregnancy
An unplanned child used to derail the education of girls in the country, but a new approach is helping young mothers stay in school.