Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Twilight of the baobabs?DeepEarth Photography / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page 500 BC. In Rome, King Tarquin the Proud has been sent into exile and there’s a brand new Roman republic. At around the same time, in what is now Zimbabwe, an elephant defecates after feasting on baobab fruits. A seed sprouts in […]

Africa’s giraffes are being slaughtered by Joseph Kony’s army

Africa’s giraffes are being slaughtered by Joseph Kony’s army

A member of the Lord’s Resistance ArmyPetterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures Joseph Kony and his notorious Lord’s Resistance Army haven’t gone away since US and Ugandan troops ended their campaign to capture him earlier this year. They have decamped to a politically unstable belt of countries near Uganda, where they and other lawless militias are now decimating […]