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Part pseudo-government, part brutal mafia, the Burnees lord over Nairobi’s Kibera slum
How arms trading, corruption, illegal mining—and the foreign aid that comes with conflict—fuels a Congolese city’s boom.
Navigating nameless streets, rich restaurant menus, and notoriously high prices in Angola's capital.
One man goes in search of foreign currency in a bust economy
Mauritania has been called slavery's last stronghold. Now, a prominent anti-slavery activist has been released from prison and is running for president.
Skip the ubiquitous supermarket version and gorge on the crispy, yolky, dripping-with-oil brik that writer Sarah Souli’s grandmother makes
A look at the grim reality of abusive Koranic schools in Senegal.
A photographer witnesses the birth of a crisis.
After contracting a deadly disease, these gold miners in South Africa and Lesotho are fighting for compensation.
How 100,000 Kenyans are redefining what it means to be a Quaker
Joshua Hammer wrote a book about the bad-ass librarians who saved precious manuscripts from jihadists, and brought back some bad-ass travel intel.
A story of cops, kelp, fear and the bizarre abalone-for-meth trade that links poor South Africans with a growing Chinese appetite for the status-symbol shellfish
Non-lethal anti-riot equipment for the DRC’s police force is meant to usher in a more peaceful era of law enforcement. But critics see it as another way to…
When Ebola struck the capital of Liberia's largest slum, the neglected community worked to end the outbreak together.
A photographer discovers Northern Nigeria through the women who write romance novels
Two buildings in the Liberian capital reflect the country’s struggle to confront a history of violence, greed, and foreign interference
Traveling to Senegal in search of a president, a poet, and a patrimony.
South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has finally emerged from a two-year civil war. Can either side win the peace?
Despite millions in investment from China, Tanzania’s rail system is inefficient, expensive, and a pretty good time.
A photographer's longterm exploration of the little-known islands of Zanzibar.
The capital of Somaliland challenges media-soaked preconceptions about the region - but visitors should be prepared to eat a lot of camel meat, and mind the acrobats.
Inside the national park trying to bring peace and prosperity to conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a country with crumbling infrastructure, cargo barges are vital for ferrying goods and unofficial passengers along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s aquatic superhighway.
A photographer attends one of the largest demobilization ceremonies of child soldiers in South Sudan.
Photographer Mike Huniewicz travels across Mauritania in a wagon filled with iron ore.
In a cramped office in a market in Nairobi, the rebel army of South Sudan conducts fragile diplomacy over spring rolls
Getting lost in Stone Town and getting on Swahili time: smart travel on the Spice Islands
In northern Burkina Faso, an eccentric spiritual leader's unusual vision reflects the country’s unique approach to Islam.
In the far reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, the decaying compounds of brutal dictators reflect an era of corruption and greed…
To help save pregnant women in remote Ugandan villages, public health programs are turning to motorcycle taxis, a notoriously dangerous mode of transport.
What happened when a photographer asked an entire battalion in Western Sahara to collaborate on a conceptual art project.
An offshoot of CeaseFire, the embattled Chicago anti-violence organization, takes on Africa’s murder capital
At Suame Magazine, more than 200,000 skilled workers armed with welding guns and hammers make up the heart of the country’s informal economy
The French photographer on his quest to document the food of our ancestors
Pollution and overfishing threatens the lives of millions around Africa’s Lake Victoria.
The tallest apartment building in Africa was built as a modernist tribute to apartheid. Now it’s something far more important.
A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.
The Belgian photographer looks at the sex workers' community in Zanzibar by combining academic research and powerful photography.
Egypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.
In Burkina Faso, a group of activists headed by a charismatic rapper is working to clean up the government.
Even for a veteran of foreign assignments, sometimes just getting there can be the hardest part.
Once guzzled at social ceremonies, this potent libation long ago fell out of favor on Tanzania’s Ukerewe Island. But one aging brewmaster is keeping the tradition alive.
Fighting has started again in the world's youngest country. But an old truth still reigns: women always pay a high price for wars started by men.
After working as a correspondent in Africa, a British writer discovers an album of photographs mysteriously taken in Sierra Leone during the 19th century.
A trip to an Ethiopian city for a feeding ritual that shows that we can all get along, at least when there’s enough food to go around.
On the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara's secret mission to Congo, a photographer revisits the past.
All kinds of troops walk around the city of Goma. The military, the police, UN peacekeepers and soldiers. And then there are the Scouts.
Kenyan researcher Barbara Wanjala writes about her short, ill-fated attempt to research democracy in a not-so-democratic country. On behalf of the Americans, of course.
In South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.
As many countries in the West are growing more accepting of homosexuality, why is the Pearl of Africa moving in the opposite direction?
On a chain of islands in Tanzania, medicine men and women work to cure coughs, fight curses, and exact revenge on enemies.
They used to hustle SIM cards or pick trash at the dump, but now they've got corporate speaking gigs and silk pocket squares. Meet the new motivational speakers…
With his project “Bit Rot”, the Italian photographer documents the fastest growing source of refuse in the world
China’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.
Photographer Mariella Furrer spent a decade exploring child sexual abuse in South Africa, turning her painful personal journey into a monumental book she called “My Piece of Sky.”
Yassin Gaber investigates reports of rampant arms trading in rural Upper Egypt.
An American photographer travels the world to document the myriad relationships between humans and water.
A mansion. A crash site. And the spark that ignited the Rwandan genocide.
After years of mismanagement, Kenyan soccer is finally coming into its own.
Correspondent Hannah Armstrong braves landmines, uranium wastelands and something called the "nest of camels" to make it to Niger's remote Festival of the Aïr.
Madagascar’s sapphire frontier town: The hard life in pursuit of gemstones.
Michael Magers photographs Angola, a country that is trying to rebound with style.
A Nigerian photographer travels to seven West African countries to investigate the cultural importance of hair.
A photographer travels to São Tomé and Príncipe, the volcanic island nation off the western equatorial coast of Africa.
China is on a stadium-building binge in Africa. What will the glut of cookie-cutter stadia do to the African game?
How Zola Mahobe changed South African soccer forever
You don’t know the governor of Nigeria’s Rivers State. But he is sitting on billions of barrels of oil and aspires to much more.
The de facto independent state of Somaliland is being robbed of its archeological heritage, one plundered grave at a time. Why the loss of artifacts is also leading…
Leyland Cecco traveled with the pilgrims to Ethiopia's Lalibela complex, envisioned as a new Jerusalem by the ancient king who built it.
Mark Weston on the surprises of being a Brit living on an island in the middle of Africa’s largest lake.
Cape Town's multiethnic Rosa Choir is a fine place to consider the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
In Nigeria, a battle looms over how best to treat mental illness: modern psychiatry or faith healing?
Photojournalist and writer Glenna Gordon is taught a few lessons in Nigeria.
British-born photographer Nick Brandt has been documenting East Africa's disappearing grandeur for more than a decade in his trilogy of books: "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across…
Sheng is becoming a Kenyan language: How the urban slang of Nairobi slums is spreading.
Somaliland has embraced cell phone payments like few other countries. Can it SMS its way to an economic rebound?
In the first of R&K's World Cup dispatches with Sports Illustrated, Laurent Dubois talks about the global theater of soccer
Can the desert's beast of burden save a de facto nation's struggling economy? Mark Hay investigates.
A West African archipelago that is home to mangroves and spirit medicine and a story of fertilizing crops with cocaine powder
Armed with a traditional walking stick and some killer dance moves, a Westerner enters the fray in Lesotho
A visit to Papal frontrunner Cardinal Turkson's home dioceses
Ten bites of survival intel for a trip to the Rainbow Nation
An R&K video from Cape Town on the multiethnic Rosa Choir Project
Rose Skelton hunts for the houses of exiled Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on the eve of his prosecution
War correspondent Daniel Howden on life at Hôtel La Colombe in newly liberated Timbuktu
On the vinegar-cured biltong, South African specialty from the days of the Trekboers
Luke Dale-Roberts' The Test Kitchen represents the most ambitious face of South African cuisine
Ghazala Irshad finds hope among the refuse in the Christian neighborhood of Garbage City, Cairo
Lattes have long been the purview of Cape Town's richer districts. Wongama Baleni is changing that, one cup at a time
These are tense times in South Africa's wine country, but one farmer is facing the industry's troubled past head-on
Malick Sidibé's indelible portraiture of West Africa in the 60's and 70's
A chance encounter brings Rose Skelton into the studio of the man whose pictures had changed her life from afar
Every Saturday in Cape Town's mixed Woodstock district, an astonishingly sumptuous farmers market comes to life
Western-style processions mix with ululations and cowhide drums in Jonathan Hanson's multimedia piece from the Celebration of St. Mary in Gondar, Ethiopia
Jon Rosen travels to the pygmy homelands at a tense time in the Congo
From farmer strikes and abalone poachers to beach barbecues and experimental kitchens, R&K takes to the ground in the South Africa
The many offenses of the Egyptian package-resort Hurghada
What do the people of Benghazi really want? Correspondent Mike Elkin knows this: they really like their cheeseburgers
Nastasya Tay and Daniel Howden on a heavily-armed late-night drive through Mogadishu, as told in Google Maps
An uneasy calm on the Strait of Sicily, one of the world's deadliest border crossings. A Time.com/Roads & Kingdoms report.
Photographs from Tunisian photographer Sophia Baraket, who documented life in limbo in the Choucha Transit Camp
Makoko, the sprawling waterworld slum of Lagos, is being hacked to pieces by men with machetes. Why one correspondent will mourn its passing.
An unsolicited email turns into a strange junket by land and sea in Mozambique
Gallery: watching the Malian coup with the deposed president's praise-singer
In the studio with one of West Africa's top praise singers during Mali's coup
Daniel Howden meets the world's most optimistic restauranteur, open for business on Jazeera Beach in Somalia
On the eve of Charles Taylor's conviction of war crimes, correspondent Daniel Howden visits Monrovia's most visible icon of decay
The hard lot of working Africa's greatest mountain, as seen through the cameras of the porters themselves
Every morning, trudging to the field to fight off the birds. Survival in the Sahel.
Forget Santiago de Compostela: Moses was no Spaniard, and when he walked, he walked up Jebel Musa in the Sinai Peninsula. Photos by Cairo-based photographer David Degner
On the outskirts of Cape Town, the Xhosa like their delicacies toothy.
Getting inside the mind of an emerging African dictator is as simple as taking an elevator. Dispatch from Daniel Howden in Dakar.