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Mention Africa to anyone and you’re bound to get their own version of “Africa” that involves some combination of the following:

The Sahara desert spanning Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, historical archives in Egypt and Mali, prime wildlife viewing to spot the “Big 5” in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania) and Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa), tracking gorillas and other primates in Central Africa (Uganda, Rwanda), dramatic landscapes and sand dunes along Namibia’s coastline, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, opportunities to volunteer, study abroad, and cultural exchange programs.

Not to mention – other images of starvation, civil wars, and complex political systems.

With over 6,000 unique ethnic groups and languages, various climates ranging from arid deserts in the North, mangrove rainforests in the West, mountainous regions in the East, and wildlife-rich savannahs in the South, its no wonder trying to describe Africa in a few sentences seems impossible.

So we’re writing articles and putting together photo essays to do Africa the justice it deserves.

Africa Articles

In huge win for human rights, Zimbabwe bans child marriage

by Matt Hershberger

25 photos from Namibia we can’t stop looking at

by Jorge Henao

30 signs you’re living through January in Windhoek

by Martha Mukaiwa

8 epic ways to explore South Africa

by Doree Simon

The land of no men: Inside Kenya’s women-only village

by Amanda Machado

South Africa’s extreme drought is bad for hippos, pretty great for lions

by Erin Conway-Smith

There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea

by Simeon Tegel

10 million African children are now obese or overweight

by Erin Conway-Smith

You’re supporting child labor by having a smartphone. Here’s how.

by Ana Bulnes

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

How to travel to Africa without being another neocolonialist

by Richard Stupart

5 challenges of teaching English in South Africa (and 3 things that make it all worth it)

by Paige Smith

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva
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