Magic or medicine?
If you were a poor Ugandan mother with a desperately ill baby, would you turn to Western medicine or the village healer?
City life is a constant, maddening hum. Only in a place like the Sahara can we hear the nothingness that revives
Walking on oil
East Africa is the world's latest hotspot for oil and gas exploration. Will this be a boon or a curse in arid Turkana?
Persecution and response
Photo essay: Uganda presses on with its anti-homosexuality bill while the LGBT community fights back
Raining like a mountain
Electric fences are going up around Kenya's forested mountaintops. Is this the only way to keep Africa's water flowing?
Wrong side of the fence
In taking the logic of settlement to extremes and shutting out minorities of every stripe, Israel damages only itself
In the face of prejudice and persecution, the Ugandan gay rights movement has crafted a surprising victory
Once the wild is gone
Nature conservation is still obsessed with the pristine. It needs to learn to love this mongrel world