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Introduction

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.

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Latest Articles

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7 of the coolest ancient temples in Egypt and what to see in each

Egypt’s ‘bent pyramid’ is open to the public for the first time since the ‘60s

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Five endangered eastern black rhinos held captive in European zoos released to Rwanda

It’s time to visit Kigali, Rwanda, one of Africa’s most influential cities

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The next 10 total solar eclipses around the world

Rafting the Zambezi on the scariest whitewater rapids in the world

5 health benefits of visiting a Moroccan hammam

Why Tunisia should be your first stop in the Arab world

Top Chef’s Eric Adjepong on the importance of recognizing West African food

Egypt just opened its first long-distance hiking trail and it’s stunning

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