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Jul 26, 2015 01:08 PM ET // AFP
Eight Kenyan babies were given names in honor of Obama's visit; two were named Air Force One. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The image of what the first human migration out of Africa looked like has just radically changed, with new evidence suggesting that short, ape-like humans were the first to leave.
Jun 14, 2015 08:55 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Human traffickers are using belief in magic to force women into prostitution. Continue reading →
May 28, 2015 12:43 PM ET
In the middle of Johannesburg, South Africa, the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere has a reputation as hotbed of crime, drugs and prostitution. But things weren't always this way.
Apr 10, 2015 09:16 AM ET
People with albinism in Tanzania and other parts of Africa are seen as supernatural beings, magical creatures whose bodies bring good luck. Unfortunately, they're hunted because of these perceptions.
Mar 22, 2015 11:43 AM ET // AFP
Ebola struck the wife of a recovered Sierra Leone man as the country was poised to declare itself Ebola free. Continue reading →
Mar 17, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
Mar 2, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
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