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Humanitarian agencies in Africa are hoping detailed population maps being created by Facebook researchers will save lives and improve living conditions.
When exotic goods travelled to new regions, their native names sometimes hitchhiked along with them.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could unite the continent and help it become a major force on the global economic stage.
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Mapping the movement of millions of shipping containers can reveal shifts in global economic power.
By imagining America as 100 homes, this visualisation helps show us the extent of inequality in the US.
In 2017, there were over 11 million “opioid misusers” in the United States with the epidemic is expected to claim nearly half a million lives in the next decade.
These charts explore the last 40 years of the music industry.
Deforestation is one of the greatest threats to our planet.