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African cities are running out of water.

African cities are running out of water, and the continent needs $66 billion to avoid a crisis of disease and dehydration

African cities are experiencing devastating water shortages as their populations continue to grow.
The Elephant Queen.

A photographer captured the last images of Kenya’s ‘elephant queen’ just before her death

The giant creature, whom the photographer called the Elephant Queen, died of natural causes shortly after the images were taken.

This London firm with VC backing just crowdfunded the most ever for an African solar project

"This deal really puts pressure on traditional investment methods for projects like this, and gives more power to retail investors."
Traveling solo isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

I traveled alone and it was one of the worst decisions of my 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.
The elusive African black leopard.

A wild African black leopard has been photographed for the first time in more than 100 years

The last confirmed photograph of a black leopard in Africa was taken in Ethiopia in 1909, according to the African Journal of Ecology.

I visited the Pyramids of Giza and found a surprising downside that no one ever talks about

While seeing the pyramids up close is awe-inspiring, actually going in one is nowhere near as cool as you might think.
A suspected US Navy SEAL rescues civilians from a gun battle.

Video of Nairobi terror attack may have revealed a US Navy SEAL on secretive mission

Business Insider contacted three spokespeople for US Africa Command, and none of them denied the possibility that the man in question was a Navy SEAL.
The author at the Lekki Conservation Center in Lekki, Nigeria.

I splurged on an 8-day, $3,000 trip to Nigeria for myself over the holidays, and it was worth every penny

Author Adrienne Jordan breaks down how she spent $2,881 on an eight-day trip to Nigeria for an experience that she says was "more than worth it."
Troy Carter has helped launch the careers of musicians such as Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor.

A legendary Los Angeles music manager and venture capitalist asks himself one question when deciding which companies to invest in

Legendary Los Angeles music manager and venture capitalist Troy Carter spoke at Business Insider's IGNITION Conference Tuesday afternoon in NYC.

A massive, 5,655-carat ‘Lion Emerald’ is going up for auction in Singapore next month

Ten per cent of the jewel's sale proceeds will go to two organisations protecting carnivores in Africa.