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.


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Pretoria is famous for its jacaranda trees. (Photo/ South African Tourism)

Jacaranda Season Is Ending, But Here’s A Reminder Of How Trees Are Very Political In Africa

Even in Kenya’s dusty little border town with Ethiopia, the jacaranda tree stands out as a marker of British presence – Moyale on the Kenyan side has the trees around its town centre, on the Ethiopian side there are none


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UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria register locals at a clinic in Labado, East Darfur. War and disease are tightly linked in Africa. (Photo/ Albert González Farran, UNAMID)

Want To Understand The Spread Of Disease In Africa? Follow The Gun Shots

The story of sleeping sickness in Uganda tells us why you should definitely invite army generals and warlords to your next medical research conference.