The journey is long and miserable. The open-air top provides no respite from the scorching heat of the day and the frigid air of the night. Blankets are a must.
In the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the question.
Beset by war, violence and political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not the ideal place to be trying to stamp out sleeping sickness, a killer illness. But that is what is happening.
White South Africans still control Cape Town's tourism industry. That could change thanks to the dedicated businesspeople breathing new life into Capetonian townships.
For more than 200 years, a shipwreck has lain offshore of Cape Town's world-renowned Clifton Beaches. Now this harrowing chapter of the transatlantic slave trade is being revealed.
As the world realized that sand was not in fact an infinite resource the same rush that has characterized unethical mining practices is now threatening the world's most treasured sand deposits: pristine beaches.
This video has it all: a gang of villainous predators, an interspecies rescue and a whispered, South African-accented conversation narrating the whole thing.
Benin was a hub of the slave trade. But many people want to forget their families' role.
A ZANU-PF committee voted to remove Mugabe from power and expel his wife from the party.
A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers — and with it the threat of a new epidemic. Why? The answer may have been staring us in the face all along, as Michael Regnier discovered when he traveled to Guinea with scientists searching for the key to a medical mystery.
Though we knew the AI revolution would lead to unemployment in certain sectors, we could not have guessed that "race car driver" would be one of the first professions to get the axe.
In parts of southern Africa, people with albinism are killed or sold by traffickers due to the belief that albinos' body parts are good-luck charms.
Nubian vaults–built from just mud, water, and stones–were a feature of ancient Egypt, but could they be a solution to climate change and the housing crisis in Central Africa.
In Uganda, criticizing the president may not just be illegal. It could also be used as proof of insanity.