Young mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park. The park is known for its population of the endangered species. (Photo/ Flickr/ Radio Okapi).

Why Fighting Fire With Fire In DRC’s Virunga Park Isn’t Helping Conservation

A plethora of armed groups operates in and around the Virunga National Park. The dominant storyline is that the park contributes to peace building. But the reality on the ground is much more complex

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, forming the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Photo/ Ninara)

Ah, Those Sneaky Borders: Climate Change Shapes Africa In Unlikely Ways

Rivers and lakes make up many of Africa’s borders, which were drawn up by colonial powers in the late 19th century. Now, climate change is complicating matters, as rivers change course, and lakes recede – or surge.

Ngozi Onwumere, Seun Adigun, and Akuoma Omeoga hope to raise enough money and qualify for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games. (Photo/ Obi Grant via GoFundMe)

The Best, And Worst, Places To Be A Woman In Africa, And What That Has To Do With Geography

According to the index, the worst places to be a woman in Africa are Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Libya and Guinea, in that order. It seems that harsh life of the desert and arid Sahel exerts its greatest price on women

US Marines conducting a mass casualty exercise at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti City, Djibouti. (Photo/ Flickr/ Staff Sgt. Samuel Roger)

Rivalry In Horn Of Africa: As Superpower Armies Set Up Shop In Tiny Djibouti, Saudi Arabia Too Comes Knocking

Djibouti at the confluence of three major geopolitical interests: shifting power plays in the Indian Ocean rim featuring Saudi Arabia, China and Iran, a US whose naval dominance is now challenged, and a rising Ethiopia