Thirteen years ago, Chris Velten disappeared while retracing the travels of explorer Mungo Park in Africa. He hadn’t been heard from at all — until he sent a friend request.
A brazen land grab in Zimbabwe and why it’s getting harder to stop multinational corporations.
Welcome to Wakaliwood, where a resourceful producer in the slums of Kampala makes action movies like Who Killed Captain Alex? Uganda’s First Action Movie for about $200 apiece.
Kidnapped by rebels when he was 9, Dominic Ongwen grew up to command fighters who slaughtered, raped, and pillaged. Is he guilty of heinous crimes or was he a hostage the whole time?
How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.
The musicians of Mali find themselves in the middle of a civil war.
Inside a movement.
After a non-profit’s documentary about a central African despot became the most viral video of all time, the founder had a nude nervous breakdown on the streets of San Diego. Now he’s back.
Mistakes were made by the middle-aged Americans who hoped to take over Gambia.
What it’s like to have your novel filmed by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.
On being South Africa’s “public protector,” charged with watching over the people who once liberated it.