Learn about the world’s second largest continent with these interesting articles and fascinating photographs of Africa by All That’s Interesting!
American Trophy Hunter Killed Rare Black Giraffe, Turned Its Skin Into A Gun Bag And Throw Pillows
A Kentucky hunter received backlash after she posted photos of her smiling over the black giraffe that she shot and killed. In a TV interview, she argued that she was contributing to conservation efforts.
Scientists Discover 8,000-Year-Old Drawings Inside Two-Billion-Year-Old Impact Crater
"As scientists, we recognize the special nature of the impact crater, but it was also recognized by ancient inhabitants of the area," a geologist said of the discovery at Vredefort.
30 Years, 44 Countries, 75,000 Miles: The Endless Adventures Of 14th-Century Explorer Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta traveled the territory of what is now 44 countries, married at least seven times, and wrote the most comprehensive account of 14th-century life around the globe to date.
Botswana, Home To Largest Elephant Population In Africa, Has Lifted Ban On Elephant Hunting
"When you’ve tried all kinds of alternatives...and they’re still dangerous, the animal has to be destroyed."
South African ‘Lion Farm’ Slaughtered 54 Lions In Two Days And Sold Their Remains
"It was shocking. We couldn’t believe what was happening. You could smell the blood. The lions got shot in the camp and then were all brought into this one room. The flies were terrible."
Meet The Armadillo Lizard: A Mini-Dragon That Curls Up Like An Armadillo
Discover why the armadillo lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus) is one of the most unique creatures on Earth — and why that's caused the species to become threatened.
Remains Of Suspected Rhino Poacher Found After He Was Trampled By An Elephant And Eaten By Lions
South African park rangers found but the skull and pants of the unfortunate poacher after his family contacted authorities on a tip from his accomplices.
Meet The Berbers Of North Africa: The Nomads Who Survived Where No One Else Could
The Sahara was once a grassy woodland until human activity and a changing climate turned it into the immense desert we know today. The Berbers were the only people who decided to call it home.
Sally ‘Redoshi’ Smith Was The Last Known Survivor Of The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Redoshi was kidnapped when she was 12 years old, sold to an Alabama banker, and renamed Sally Smith.
Wildlife Poachers In Kenya Could Face The Death Penalty
Last year, Kenya announced that it would set the death penalty as punishment for illegal poaching. Now, the government is trying to fast-track the law into passing.
40 Photos Of The Million-Plus Forgotten Africans Forced To Fight In World War II
"In those days, we were very loyal Brits - stupid as that may sound. We were brainwashed into being little brown Britishers."