Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating H.I.V.
H.I.V. infection rates are falling in Africa, a sign that the AIDS epidemic could be brought to an end.
High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
Poachers Beware: Drones Are Watching
Africa is in the midst of a poaching crisis. Now conservationists are testing a high-tech tool to help track and stop poachers in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park.
Pardon the American Taliban
John Walker Lindh was motivated by youthful idealism when he aided the Taliban. As a 24-year-old in Africa in the 1960s, I was no different.
Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply
The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.
The Breast Milk Gap
A subset of American babies fall behind with their first bottle.
Studies Offer Hope for Malnourished Children
Research on mice indicates that the gut bacteria of healthy children can fix that of starving children, and that breast milk can be improved.
Malawi Gets Its First Grammy Nomination, With Album by Prison Inmates
The work has been an unexpected boon for the tiny African nation and now goes up against the works of well-known artists in the world music category.
Feb. 3, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Belgium, Malawi, China and the United States.
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