Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to Be the Source of the Nile

Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to Be the Source of the Nile

The search for the source of the Nile captivated civilizations for centuries. For a long stretch of time from ancient Greece right up into the 19th century, the answer to that mysterious question was the Mountains of the Moon. This range of peaks wound up on a number of maps despite being entirely fictional.

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Lagos’s blackout nightmare: the suburb that’s been in darkness for five years

Lagos’s blackout nightmare: the suburb that’s been in darkness for five years

For Lagosians, electricity shortages can mean cooking by torchlight, or companies spending a shocking 70% of the budget on diesel … and some neighbourhoods have spent half a decade with no power at all. By Eromo Egbejule.

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Hillary Clinton, ‘Smart Power’ and a Dictator’s Fall

Hillary Clinton, ‘Smart Power’ and a Dictator’s Fall

The president was wary about intervening, but Mrs. Clinton was persuasive. In the end, the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a haven for terrorists. An in-depth look at the perils of intervention. *Open in privacy/incognito mode*

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‘Welcome to My Cave.’ Abandoned Packard Factory’s Lone Resident Braces for New Neighbours

'Welcome to My Cave.' Abandoned Packard Factory's Lone Resident Braces for New Neighbours

A developer keen to lift Detroit aims to transform one of Motown's legendary automotive plants from an abandoned factory to a mixed-use urban space. But amid the renewal, what's to become of the man who has lived there alone for the past nine years?

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