Blasting an animal in the face with a burning chilli solution 50 times hotter than tabasco may not seem like the best way of keeping that animal alive – but that is exactly what a group of conservationists are doing to elephants in Chirundu, Zimbabwe, as they fight to save the tusked creatures from state rangers. On Zimbabwe’s […]
Amazing old footage would have been some people’s first view of the continent. This striking footage from 1942 shows life across various parts of Africa. The footage was made by Castle Films, who today are one of the world’s major home movie distributors. Based in California and founded in 1924 they are responsible for masses […]
This incredibly beautiful and detailed map shows every herb that grows native in Africa and gives an idea of the countries and regions where the herb is most common.
“The doctors said the lead reached my baby through my breast milk.” This was the moment when Phyllis Omido realised that the lead smelting plant she was working at was poisoning an entire slum in Kenya. It is also the moment when Omido embarked on an epic mission to save the slum’s community and force […]
Malawi’s volatile climate presents serious challengers to its people. Eight months of drought have been followed by devastating floods, killing 176 people and displacing up to 200,000. Many blame the destruction on industry’s pursuit of charcoal and firewood and the large-scale destruction of indigenous forests to grow crops of maize. And Malawians are beginning to alter how they interact with their environment […]
Poaching is still a problem in Africa, despite the continued efforts of men and women all around the world to protect some of our planet’s most incredible species that live in the wild on the vast continent. According to the AWF the most at risk species are African elephants, black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, mountain gorillas […]
This is a beautifully rich and spicy soup of West African origins. It’s flavourful and comforting, as well as being suitable for vegetarians and vegans. In Ghana in particular this soup is often eaten with a side of fufu, which is a staple in West African countries. Fufu is a starchy dough that can be […]
Thanks to Instagram, we can see the true beauty and intricacies of every day life all around the world. Here are some gorgeous shots of Egypt – the people and the stunning surroundings that make up every day life for those who live there. Craftsmen create traditional lutes in a workshop in the district of […]
Literary traditions of African and African American writers are diverse and varied, often drawing upon more oral storytelling traditions than writers from other parts of the world, giving novels and biographies by African writers a rich, truthful and genuinely powerful edge. Although there are literally thousands of incredible books about Africa and by African writers, […]
Meet DJ AJ, a prodigious toddler who learnt to mix music before he could even speak.
Imgur user 5FrogMargin has documented Liberia’s second civil war, using nothing but his camera and the street signs and posters still standing in the conflict’s aftermath. 5FrogMargin began taking photos of the devastated country while carrying out relief work when the civil war ended. The “crazy” signs and posters became a particular fascination and now give a remarkable […]
Meet Philani Dladla, a young man from South Africa who defied all the odds to pursue his love of and evangelism for reading. The 24-year-old’s story is an outstanding tale of modern resilience in the face of the pressures of drug addiction and homelessness. The ‘Pavement Bookworm’, as he has become popularly known, went from living on the streets […]
The world’s only remaining male northern white rhino has been placed under 24-hour armed guard in a last ditch attempt to stave off poachers and save the species.