We spoke with director Hubert Sauper about We Come as Friends, his mesmerizing new film that follows the surreal before-and-aftermath of South Sudan's recent independence.
A trial in Guinea resulted in no new cases among vaccinated individuals, despite their close proximity to people infected with Ebola.
Young entrepreneurs are hoping to break Algeria's tenuous dependence on oil by starting new businesses and expanding the Algerian marketplace.
Alexander Eudier looks at the West's benevolence towards Africa by photographing people dressed up as Marvel characters.
Andy Tsege's relatives fear that even if he gets out, he will be completely traumatized by his time locked up.
Romanian photographer Tudor Vintiloiu spent some time documenting the tight knit fishing community of a country burdened with a history of exploitation and slavery.
Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.
Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
For more than a century, the Maasai have been corralled into smaller and smaller pieces of land in order to conserve the environment and precious animals—and to make room for deluxe suites and armies of tourists.
Despite their popularity, many of these skin-whitening creams contain stuff that can kill you.
Protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza have led to violence clashes between the police and demonstrators—and things don't look to be returning to normal anytime soon in the African nation.
Economist Michael Clemens is pretty sure that the continent won't collapse.
In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
While documenting the personal effects of those who tried to reach "the other side," I came to admire the migrants' desire to leave their troubled pasts behind and build new lives.
Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.
The former Secretary-General of the United Nations says that force alone is not enough to stop the problems of violence and addiction that come with drug trafficking.
"This is a battlefield. Some fight on, some flee, some die. We are fighting for a free country. For the future."
We talked to some of competing filmmakers about why Africa needs FESPACO film fest, and picked out the best of the features, documentaries, and shorts.
The melting Antarctic ice sheet, China's 18-year-old basketball phenomenon, a drug that could stop the AIDS epidemic, and more.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Andargachew Tsege has been held in a secret prison since June, and his lawyers and family says the UK is too friendly with the Ethiopian government.
"A strong animal like an elephant could be reduced to the status of a dry fruit, completely emptied, which is an image that I carry inside forever."
They're sick of living with non-white people in the West, so they're trying to colonize Africa. Makes sense.