A Census of Gorillas and Chimpanzees Finds More Than Expected

There are many more gorillas and chimpanzees than previously believed, new research finds. Nonetheless, their numbers are rapidly declining. All great apes are protected species under national and international conventions;...

Sowing Peanuts, Reaping Ammo in Uganda

PAICHO, Uganda — Just after dawn, Patrick Ogik placed a wooden yoke over the bulging necks of his two oxen and attached a metal plow behind them, the ropes,...

Mo Salah of Liverpool Breaks Down Cultural Barriers, One Goal at a Time

LIVERPOOL, England — Mohamed Salah’s routine is familiar now. As the Liverpool Football Club stadium erupts joyously around him, celebrating yet another of the Egyptian’s goals, he runs to...

Belt-Tightening Demands Put Tunisia’s Democracy at Risk

TUNIS — When Tunisians rose up against their longtime ruler seven years ago, a pair of idealistic young teachers joined in, hoping the protests would usher their North African...

Laced With Two Insecticides, New Nets Protect Children From Malaria

Mosquito nets infused with two pesticides work much better against malaria than those with only one, reducing prevalence in children by 44 percent, according to a recent study. As a...

Motive for Mass Killings in Congo Is Mystery, but Suffering Is Clear

DJUGU, Democratic Republic of Congo — The resource-rich but deeply troubled Democratic Republic of Congo is the site of some of Africa’s longest-running conflicts — and the world’s largest...

Motive for Mass Killings in Congo Is Mystery, but Suffering Is Clear

DJUGU, Democratic Republic of Congo — The resource-rich but deeply troubled Democratic Republic of Congo is the site of some of Africa’s longest-running conflicts — and the world’s largest...

Kenya Bans Film About 2 Girls in Love Because It’s ‘Too Hopeful’

NAIROBI, Kenya — The first Kenyan entry ever nominated for an award at the Cannes Film Festival will debut in France in two weeks — but it is now...

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savanna’s Heat

Nine years later, Erin Wessling can still remember the first time she visited Fongoli, a savanna in southeast Senegal. “You feel like you walk into an oven,” she said. Temperatures at...

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savanna’s Heat

Nine years later, Erin Wessling can still remember the first time she visited Fongoli, a savanna in southeast Senegal. “You feel like you walk into an oven,” she said. Temperatures at...