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Even for a veteran of foreign assignments, sometimes just getting there can be the hardest part.
After suffering two decades of sporadic violence, Egypt’s Bedouins are trying to build an ecotourism industry and break down stigmas about their homeland.
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.
Driving lessons from the heart of the Ebola crisis.
An unlikely project has turned the ancient village of Erriadh on Tunisia’s Djerba island into a sprawling open-air graffiti exhibition.
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.
A young British photographer travels to Uganda to understand why, as many countries in the West are growing more accepting of homosexuality, the Pearl of Africa is 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 of Nigeria.
With his project “Bit Rot”, the Italian photographer documents the fastest growing source of refuse in the world
A road trip to southern Egypt with the exhausted optimists who are powering Hamdeen Sabahi's presidential campaign.
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.
For fifty years, the horse-riding salesmen of Egypt’s capital have gathered for heated street races. Max Siegelbaum takes in the spectacle.
How one family lost 4 sons to the fight for the terrorist group.
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 to a loss of identity.
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 the Ravaged Land."
Death, defiance, tribunals, coverups, outrage and intrigue: in today's Egypt, soccer is so much more than just a sport.
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 early 1970s, Algeria's dictatorial president offered a home to revolutionaries from all over the world. Perhaps the most famous recipient of his generosity was the Black Panther "Minister of Information," Eldrige Cleaver.
Migrants keep dying in Italy’s waters, but for true immigration dystopia, look no further than Spain’s barricaded enclave of Melilla.
A photographer shoots the pigeon subculture of Cairo to show a different side to today's Egypt
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.
Ghazala Irshad reports on the kiosks of Cairo
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
Can Social Media save Bassem Youssef? Some thoughts from SxSW.
A visit to Papal frontrunner Cardinal Turkson's home dioceses
Ten bites of survival intel for a trip to the Rainbow Nation
A conversation with Xenia Nikolskaya on her portraits of Egypt's decaying palaces
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 Capetown, 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.
Photographer David Degner finds three beauties in Cairo's vegetable stands.
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