Dear Mr. Trump: Congrats! You are African!

EDITOR’S NOTE: What follows is satire. While we seriously doubt that Trump has ever spit into a saliva collection tube to have his DNA analyzed, here is what we imagine might happen. Dear Donald J. Trump: We’re writing from National Geographic’s Genographic Project to share the exciting news: You are African! Now, this might come […]

Niger is just a poor country nobody wants? Think again

Far off, obscure Niger seems too remote a place to be important enough for American soldiers to die there. A former French colony, landlocked, predominantly Muslim, tribal, politically unstable, and without modern infrastructure, it seems to offer nothing of interest to the United States. Appearances, however, are sometimes deceiving. The seeming mystery behind a U.S. […]