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

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

Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
Breaking News

At least 100 dead and hundreds more missing after ferry capsized in Tanzania

Officials estimate that more than 400 people may have been onboard the ferry, which was only licensed to carry 100 passengers.
Tim Hume
Raining Blood

The World’s Fastest Commercial Drone Will Drop Blood on the US This Year

Zipline has been using its drones for months to deliver lifesaving blood to Rwandan villages. Now it’s coming to the US.
Daniel Oberhaus
reproductive rights

Tanzania Plans to Arrest Pregnant Girls and Take Them to Court

The regional commissioner in charge of the plan argued that it would make them less likely to have sex.
Sirin Kale

These Women Figured Out a Way to Map and Find Girls at Risk of FGM

Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what's colloquially known as "cutting season." Now, new mapping technology can help activists locate girls who might be in danger—and get them to safe houses before it's too late.
Florence Wilkinson
The Tight Squeeze Issue

How a Repurposed German Warship Embodies the Aftermath of Colonial Africa

The present reclaims the past on a passenger ferry in Tanzania.
Amanda Sperber

A Tea Shop Founded by Indian Immigrants Is Bridging Cultural Divides in Tanzania

After Tanzania gained independence, many Indian families fled the country when resentment toward them grew. But the family behind the beloved K.T. Shop refused to leave their adopted home, where they had already spent decades planting their roots.
Elspeth Dehnert

We Need to Stop Sending Unskilled Volunteers to Countries That Need Care

"I saw an 18-year-old British high school graduate wielding a saw, at a patient’s side."
Noelle Sullivan

How Tanzania’s Coffee Farmers Are Changing People’s Lives

Small-scale farmers like Mama Gladness Pallangyo struggle to make ends meet with their coffee crops, but immersive tourism is allowing them to supplement their incomes and bring improvements to their villages.
Lauren Steele

Highlighting the Harsh Realities Facing 1.1 Billion Girls

On the International Day of the Girl we highlight the actions of three extraordinary women who have championed female empowerment.
Katherine Keating