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Culture clashes are impossible to avoid, particularly when you are an American.

12 culture clashes I had as an American traveling in Africa

I spent three months traveling in Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania. Here are 12 of the biggest culture clashes I encountered in Africa.
Kimberley Sue Endicott, 35, was abducted by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park (pictured) on April 4.

An American tourist and her driver who were kidnapped in Uganda were rescued unharmed

An American tourist and her driver have been rescued after they were kidnapped by four armed men last week in a national park in southwestern Uganda.
A child drinks water from a dispenser in Dano, Burkina Faso.

These machines pull clean drinking water out of thin air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis

An Israeli company called Watergen has developed a machine that pulls clean water out of thin air.
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.