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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…

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To help save pregnant women in remote Ugandan villages, public health programs are turning to motorcycle taxis, a notoriously dangerous mode of transport.

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What happened when a photographer asked an entire battalion in Western Sahara to collaborate on a conceptual art project.

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An offshoot of CeaseFire, the embattled Chicago anti-violence organization, takes on Africa’s murder capital

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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

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The French photographer on his quest to document the food of our ancestors

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Pollution and overfishing threatens the lives of millions around Africa’s Lake Victoria.

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The tallest apartment building in Africa was built as a modernist tribute to apartheid. Now it’s something far more important.

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A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.

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The Belgian photographer looks at the sex workers' community in Zanzibar by combining academic research and powerful photography.

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Egypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.

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In Burkina Faso, a group of activists headed by a charismatic rapper is working to clean up the government.

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Even for a veteran of foreign assignments, sometimes just getting there can be the hardest part.

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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.

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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.

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After working as a correspondent in Africa, a British writer discovers an album of photographs mysteriously taken in Sierra Leone during the 19th century.

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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.

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On the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara's secret mission to Congo, a photographer revisits the past.

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Driving lessons from the heart of the Ebola crisis.

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All kinds of troops walk around the city of Goma. The military, the police, UN peacekeepers and soldiers. And then there are the Scouts.

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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.

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In South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.

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As many countries in the West are growing more accepting of homosexuality, why is the Pearl of Africa moving in the opposite direction?

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On a chain of islands in Tanzania, medicine men and women work to cure coughs, fight curses, and exact revenge on enemies.

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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…

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With his project “Bit Rot”, the Italian photographer documents the fastest growing source of refuse in the world

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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.

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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.”

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Yassin Gaber investigates reports of rampant arms trading in rural Upper Egypt.

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An American photographer travels the world to document the myriad relationships between humans and water.

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A mansion. A crash site. And the spark that ignited the Rwandan genocide.

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After years of mismanagement, Kenyan soccer is finally coming into its own.

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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.

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Madagascar’s sapphire frontier town: The hard life in pursuit of gemstones.

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Michael Magers photographs Angola, a country that is trying to rebound with style.

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A Nigerian photographer travels to seven West African countries to investigate the cultural importance of hair.

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A photographer travels to São Tomé and Príncipe, the volcanic island nation off the western equatorial coast of Africa.

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China is on a stadium-building binge in Africa. What will the glut of cookie-cutter stadia do to the African game?

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How Zola Mahobe changed South African soccer forever

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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.

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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…

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Leyland Cecco traveled with the pilgrims to Ethiopia's Lalibela complex, envisioned as a new Jerusalem by the ancient king who built it.

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Mark Weston on the surprises of being a Brit living on an island in the middle of Africa’s largest lake.

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Cape Town's multiethnic Rosa Choir is a fine place to consider the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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In Nigeria, a battle looms over how best to treat mental illness: modern psychiatry or faith healing?

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Photojournalist and writer Glenna Gordon is taught a few lessons in Nigeria.

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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…

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Sheng is becoming a Kenyan language: How the urban slang of Nairobi slums is spreading.

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Somaliland has embraced cell phone payments like few other countries. Can it SMS its way to an economic rebound?

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In the first of R&K's World Cup dispatches with Sports Illustrated, Laurent Dubois talks about the global theater of soccer

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Can the desert's beast of burden save a de facto nation's struggling economy? Mark Hay investigates.

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A West African archipelago that is home to mangroves and spirit medicine and a story of fertilizing crops with cocaine powder

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Armed with a traditional walking stick and some killer dance moves, a Westerner enters the fray in Lesotho

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A visit to Papal frontrunner Cardinal Turkson's home dioceses

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Ten bites of survival intel for a trip to the Rainbow Nation

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An R&K video from Cape Town on the multiethnic Rosa Choir Project

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Rose Skelton hunts for the houses of exiled Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on the eve of his prosecution

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War correspondent Daniel Howden on life at Hôtel La Colombe in newly liberated Timbuktu

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On the vinegar-cured biltong, South African specialty from the days of the Trekboers

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Luke Dale-Roberts' The Test Kitchen represents the most ambitious face of South African cuisine

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Ghazala Irshad finds hope among the refuse in the Christian neighborhood of Garbage City, Cairo

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Lattes have long been the purview of Cape Town's richer districts. Wongama Baleni is changing that, one cup at a time

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These are tense times in South Africa's wine country, but one farmer is facing the industry's troubled past head-on

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Malick Sidibé's indelible portraiture of West Africa in the 60's and 70's

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A chance encounter brings Rose Skelton into the studio of the man whose pictures had changed her life from afar

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Every Saturday in Cape Town's mixed Woodstock district, an astonishingly sumptuous farmers market comes to life

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Western-style processions mix with ululations and cowhide drums in Jonathan Hanson's multimedia piece from the Celebration of St. Mary in Gondar, Ethiopia

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Jon Rosen travels to the pygmy homelands at a tense time in the Congo

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From farmer strikes and abalone poachers to beach barbecues and experimental kitchens, R&K takes to the ground in the South Africa

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The many offenses of the Egyptian package-resort Hurghada

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What do the people of Benghazi really want? Correspondent Mike Elkin knows this: they really like their cheeseburgers

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Nastasya Tay and Daniel Howden on a heavily-armed late-night drive through Mogadishu, as told in Google Maps

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An uneasy calm on the Strait of Sicily, one of the world's deadliest border crossings. A Time.com/Roads & Kingdoms report.

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Photographs from Tunisian photographer Sophia Baraket, who documented life in limbo in the Choucha Transit Camp

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Makoko, the sprawling waterworld slum of Lagos, is being hacked to pieces by men with machetes. Why one correspondent will mourn its passing.

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An unsolicited email turns into a strange junket by land and sea in Mozambique

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Gallery: watching the Malian coup with the deposed president's praise-singer

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In the studio with one of West Africa's top praise singers during Mali's coup

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Daniel Howden meets the world's most optimistic restauranteur, open for business on Jazeera Beach in Somalia

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On the eve of Charles Taylor's conviction of war crimes, correspondent Daniel Howden visits Monrovia's most visible icon of decay

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The hard lot of working Africa's greatest mountain, as seen through the cameras of the porters themselves

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Every morning, trudging to the field to fight off the birds. Survival in the Sahel.

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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

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On the outskirts of Capetown, the Xhosa like their delicacies toothy.

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Getting inside the mind of an emerging African dictator is as simple as taking an elevator. Dispatch from Daniel Howden in Dakar.

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Photographer David Degner finds three beauties in Cairo's vegetable stands.

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