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One thousand people pull up weeds, clear brush and flatten the soil along a 6-mile stretch of land on the outskirts of Bor, a town in Jonglei State in South Sudan. They say they're building a road, but what they're really building is a nation.
Shoulder to shoulder, residents of nearby...More
Isatu Turay is getting baptized on Sunday. She's in her first year of high school in the village of Falaba high in the leafy mountains of northeastern Sierra Leone.
Isatu has been diligently studying the catechism. She's a bright girl who came in first for the national primary school exam...More
Two years ago, at the peak of the drought in the Horn of Africa, up to 1,500 people a day were coming from Somalia into Kenya, and headed for the refugee camps around the border town of Dadaab. A large entourage of reporters, photographers and film crews chronicled their movements....More
One thing you have in common with your poorest brothers and sisters might easily escape your notice—even if you firmly believe we're all one human family.
You know loss.
You've suffered disaster, heartbreak, grief of all kind. You may not think to compare your suffering with...More
For years, Anivorano Est has struggled with an unpredictable water supply system run by the local government. The more than 5,800 residents of this small town in Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, have suffered frequent outages and poorly treated—and oftentimes contaminated—water...More
Beep. Beep. Beep.
It's the familiar sound of items being scanned at a checkout counter, although, in this part of Madagascar, few have electricity or running water.
One-by-one, farmers step forward. Some look puzzled and others stare boldly at the strange camera's tiny lens. The...More
In 1905, a Christian missionary docked his boat along the banks of the Nile River in central Africa. He would plant a ficus seed near the riverbank, in what is now the South Sudanese village of Malek.