africa

crime

Cops Finally Caught a Woman Who Killed Hundreds of Elephants for Their Ivory

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
Motherboard

An African Black Leopard Has Been Captured in Stunning Rare Photographs

Sightings of wild melanistic leopards are rare in Africa—but not unheard of.
Becky Ferreira
2.13.19
wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
Culture

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tarisai Ngangura
1.25.19
APOLOGIES

The Whole Weezer/"Africa" Thing Was My Fault and I’m So Sorry

A Noisey editor's formal apology for helping to create a pop culture monster.
Dan Ozzi
1.25.19
New music

Listen to Weezer Cover TLC, Black Sabbath, and More on ‘The Teal Album’

After their "Africa" cover miraculously came into existence last year, Rivers Cuomo and co have decided to release a whole damn covers album.
Shaad D’Souza
1.24.19
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
Noisey

"Worst Sound Installation Ever" to Play Toto's "Africa" for All Eternity

Artist Max Siedentopf has set up some battery-powered speakers in the Namib Desert. "Africa" will play on loop until the installation is consumed by the sands of time.
Alex Robert Ross
1.15.19
alcohol

'Four Drink Maximum' Drive-Up Bar Stirs Up Controversy, Which Was the Point

Ah, the old bait and switch.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.13.18
Culture

Danai Gurira Says We Need to 'Re-Engage' the HIV Epidemic in Africa

"Black Panther" star Danai Gurira recently accepted her title as a UN Global Ambassador and spoke about her passion for HIV prevention and education.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
12.10.18
Film

Inside the Psychedelic New Film Genre Redefining African Representation

Kenyan filmmakers Wanuri Kahiu, Likarion Wainaina, and Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann tell us how AFROBUBBLEGUM is expanding onscreen depictions of Africa.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
12.7.18
seismic waves

Mysterious Waves Rippled Across the Earth and Scientists Don't Know Why

Some seismologists have speculated the strange waves could be related to volcanic activity.
Sarah Emerson
11.29.18
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