Stories about Photos from January, 2017
A Russian Pilot Fights to Keep His Aging Aircraft From the Scrapheap
Alexander Poddubny has taken extraordinary measures to keep his Ilyushin Il-14 from the scrapheap, and now he's drowning in debt for his efforts.
The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
Azerbaijan's Last Rail Stop Before Nagorno Karabakh Is a Quiet Place, When It Isn't Getting Hit by Shells
Welcome to Kocharli: the end of the line.
Mapping the Smells of Kyiv
A small motley crew “with notepads taken from conferences and scraps of paper” recorded the scents of Kyiv this winter. The results, it turns out, are glorious.
Get to Know Barry Diawadou, the Guinean Independence Hero the Government Prefers to Forget
Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.
Do You Know Kilishi? Feast Your Eyes on this Sahelian Culinary Delight from Niger!
Discover an underrated but extremely tasty traditional dish from Niger.
Is Insecurity Threatening Cultural Growth in Mali?
The Yaraal and Degal ceremonies mark the annual rituals of Peuls people in Mali, as they celebrate their cattle's crossing the Niger River.