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An Ethiopian girl attempts to fend off desert locusts as they fly in a farm on the outskirt of Jijiga in Somali region, Ethiopia January 12, 2020

Swarms of locusts forced Somalia to declare a national emergency. Skin-crawling photos show how menacing their plagues can be.

Africa's worst locust plague in decades is threatening the continent, and there's no telling just how far the ravenous creatures will travel.
Kurt Safari operator Kurt Schultz came across a male baboon holding a lion cub on February 1 in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

A baboon re-created an iconic scene from ‘The Lion King’ by carrying a lion cub, and the photographer said he’d never seen anything ...

Kurt Schultz said he saw the unusual scene at South Africa's Kruger National Park, where the male baboon probably found the cub.
The Rodamón Riad in Marrakech, Morocco has a pool and roof terrace.

What it’s like to stay at the ‘best hostel in Africa,’ which looks more like a boutique hotel with a pool and a roof terrace

Starting from $20 a night, the Rodamón Riad in Marrakech, Morocco has an outdoor pool, a roof terrace, and is beautifully decorated.
A map of locusts infested area in Kenya based on information from UN Food and Agricultural Organization

Kenya is being menaced by swarms of billions of locusts and has only 5 small planes spraying pesticide to fight back

A single swarm can be as a large as 250 football fields and have as a many as 150 million locusts, regional authorities told the Associated Press.

Louis Vuitton just dropped ‘millions’ of dollars to buy the second-largest diamond in history

This news comes just months after Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH announced its intention to buy Tiffany and Co. for just over $16 billion.

US troops in Kenya were hit hard and fast by militants who broke into a frail base

The attack, which reportedly took place earlier this month, was largely overlooked as tensions between the US and Iran flared.
Five lions are starving at a zoo in Sudan because staff are reportedly unable to get them enough food and medical care.

Horrifying images of starving lions in a Sudan zoo have prompted a worldwide campaign to save them

Staff at the zoo have reportedly resorted to using their own money to try and feed the lions and provide medical care.
Traveling solo isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

This woman traveled alone and said it was one of the worst decisions of her life

After quitting her job to travel the world for a year, Jamie Bradley returned home after six weeks. Solo travel was simply too lonely.

I took a $20, 4-day train ride between Zambia and Tanzania, and even though it was delayed by an entire day, I’d do it again

The TAZARA is claimed to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.
The route the TAZARA train took from Zambia to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was very winding, with lots of curves.

I took a $20, 4-day train ride between Zambia and Tanzania, and even though it was delayed by an entire day, I’d do it again

The Tazara is said to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.