A new nonstop flight makes Nairobi — and Kenya’s safari scene — way more accessible to Americans

The new flight will make it easier for Americans to go on safari — or to visit the overlooked beaches of Kenya.

Namibia is all about the magical landscapes — and the country is dedicated to protecting them

Go for the unreal landscapes, stay for the conscientious conservation of the area’s wild animals.

The dark, complicated history of Durban’s national dish — curry and rice

One writer traces the evolution of Durban Indian cuisine and the role her indentured ancestors played in shaping the city’s culinary and cultural landscapes.

How a humble pot of rice became the ultimate celebratory food in cultures around the world

From biryani in India to jollof in Nigeria, large-format rice dishes are designed to feed a crowd and celebrate weddings and holidays.

What it’s like to be a porter on Mount Kilimanjaro

James Mong’ateko has taken travelers up to the summit of the world's tallest freestanding mountain over 350 times in 20 years.

The real cost of food: The same bowl of bean stew costs $1.20 in New York — but $321 in South Sudan

The World Food Programme calculated these figures to show the alarming state of food inequality around the world.

What does Afrofuturism look like in food? We imagined a feast fit for Wakanda royals.

Street food from Egypt and Ghana inspire a meal that brings together the best parts of the Black Panther universe.

How ‘Black Panther’ became a fashion force

As one designer told 'Mic': “Africa is not next, but now.”

Trump successfully goads the world into debating whether Africa is a “shithole”

"[The] very serious function of racism ... is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being."

‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another Marvel movie — it’s a vision of a future led by blackness

And that's exactly why the blockbuster, set to arrive in February 2018, is so hotly anticipated.

A definitive guide for choosing where to go on your first African safari

If your typical vacations include beaches, road trips, cities or giving back, let that inform where you choose to safari.

Lunar Eclipse 2017: Here’s how you can watch the solar eclipse’s warm-up act

You get an eclipse! And you get an eclipse! And you get an eclipse!

Meet Young Paris, Jay-Z protégé and fashion's newest it boy

He's an ambassador for NYFW: Men's, and he's hoping it's more diverse than ever before.

The surprisingly unisex history of the thong

You'll be pleased to do know that thongs were originally worn by men.

New fossils found in Morocco date our species back 100,000 years

We may be much older than we thought.

With its latest 'Made in Kenya' collection, ASOS commits to well-paying jobs in Africa

With factory workers' low wages under fire, this collection is coming at a most opportune time.

5 reasons Earth Day is more important now than ever

Environmental crises are happening all over the planet.

Racist organizer Richard Spencer speaks at Auburn University, sparking massive protests

"I'm willing to own slavery," Spencer told attendees, as protests raged.

Google Doodle honors Esther Afua Ocloo, who helped millions of low-income women secure loans

Esther Afua Ocloo gave poor black women a chance to start their own businesses.


Boat carrying refugees, migrants sinks in Mediterranean, nearly 150 people thought dead

A 16-year-old boy is the sole survivor after a boat from Libya carrying migrants and refugees sunk in the Mediterranean.

CBS casts two white actors in roles written for people of color

'Mission Control' will star Poppy Montgomery and David Giuntoli, in another example of Hollywood whitewashing.

'Love Actually' cast appears 13 years later in 'Red Nose Day Actually' trailer

The 'Red Nose Day Actually' cast is asking an important question.

No one knows why these humpback whales are organizing, but it can't be good

There are a few theories, but none of them convince us this isn't a sign of end times.

The Asian guy in 'Get Out' is just another tired portrayal of Asians in Hollywood

Go to the bathroom and you'll miss him.

Karlie Kloss apologizes after dressing up as a geisha for latest 'Vogue' issue celebrating diversity

It's not the first time the model has apologized for appropriating a culture not her own.

African Union tells Trump "our people were taken as slaves," but not as refugees

"This is one of the greatest challenges to our unity and solidarity."

Update on Cape Town mosque attacks: Who's behind the Islamophobic acts?

The attacks are still under investigation.