Meet the all-female militia hunting African Rhino poachers

BY: JACK M. The seemingly unquenchable demand for rhino horn as a folk medicine, especially in East Asia, has put the African rhino on top of the hit list of poachers, placing one of the planet’s most magnificent animals on…

The real faces of Africa don’t look like a dejected World Vision commercial (Photos)

BY: RYAN BOLTON Some charities like to fuck with your ignorance and sympathy. Hell, that’s how some make their money. Kids in Africa. Go Google that right now. You get your stereotypical, late-night World Vision commercial notion of kids in Africa. Take…

The General of Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising: Beyond western portrayals of a broken Africa

BY: MARY BETH KOETH Among the most fertile land in Kenya lives a 92-year old man named Japhlet Thambu, whose tea farmhouse doors face towards the sacred Mount Kenya. Among these hills he is known as “The General” and from…

These photos of Africans with mental illness show a disturbing assault on human dignity

BY: ROBIN HAMMOND Locked in tin shacks and chained to rusty hospital beds, Africans with mental illness have been abandoned by their government, neglected by foreign aid advocates, and persecuted by their society. Mental health professionals have fled South Sudan…

Are you actually helping Africa?

BY: DAVID PATON  In 1899 Rudyard Kipling, the likeable and well-meaning British author of The Jungle Book, penned a poem he entitled The White Man’s Burden. It was a love poem to colonialism, painting the world as it was –…