Learn about the world’s second largest continent with these interesting articles and fascinating photographs of Africa by All That Is Interesting!
Inside The British Genocide In East Africa
"Surely it cannot be necessary to go on killing these defenceless people on such an enormous scale." – Winston Churchill, 1908.
The Black And Muslim Volunteers Who Fought For The Nazis During World War II
How thousands of people that the Nazis categorized as subhuman ended up volunteering to fight for the Third Reich.
The Herero Genocide: Germany’s First Mass Murder
Decades before the Holocaust, the German Empire committed the 20th century's first genocide.
Mansa Musa Of Mali May Have Been The Richest Person In History
Forget Rockefeller and Gates — this 14th century Malian emperor is likely the richest man ever.
Sahara Desert Gets First Snowfall In 37 Years
This past Monday, snow fell on the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years. Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata managed to capture the incredible scene as snowfall coated the dramatic red dunes of Aïn Séfra, Algeria. “Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert,” said Bouchetata. “It...
Giraffes Being Driven To Extinction, Experts Fear
Over the past 30 years, there has been a drastic drop in the number of giraffes. Today, less than 100,000 giraffes remain on Earth, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which identified habitat loss, poaching, and African civil unrest as the main causes. The IUCN’s...
Poaching Is Causing The African Elephants To Become Tuskless
Poachers are fundamentally altering the African elephant's gene pool.
Albino Beauty Pageant Expands Definition Of Beauty
The pageant's motto says it all: Beauty Beyond the Skin.
New Photo Series Imagines Nature’s Ghostly Return To Urban Spaces
Urbanization may hold the key to alleviating poverty, but at what cost can this come?
Bloody Trade: Inside The (Mostly) Legal Practice Of Hunting Endangered Species In Africa
Big game hunters shoot an estimated 50,000 rare animals a year in Africa. What sort of person does this, how do they do it, and why?