The most important news of this week by far is President Trump's appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser. The risk of a war with Iran or North Korea is now greater than it was a couple of days ago. So let's talk--about that and about my trip to central Africa. Grill me.
Let's talk about Trump (he offers pardons?!), Kim Jong-un (he travels on the coolest train!), guns (Second Amendment repeal?) and a topic dear to my heart: the global education crisis that I've just been reporting on. Post your questions!
Here are some of the elephants I wrote about in today’s column. There are several thousand of them in the area, and they’re just magnificent. Poachers from Sudan killed a bunch of them here a few years ago, driving them away, but now they’re back. This is also one of the world’s best places to see bongo antelope. The column about them is here:

My reporting on this column just infuriated me, especially the part about U.S. immigration officials pulling refugees' young children from their arms and putting them into foster care. Grrrr. My column: "Why Does Trump Treat Immigrant Kids Cruelly?" Help spread the word.

The administration is fine with taking children away from their parents.

On World Malaria Day, a quiz: What's the deadliest animal in the world? It's not the lion, the snake, the hippo. It's not even the human, although we're No. 2. Check out this piece of visual journalism for the answer.

Humans commit 437,000 murders a year, but the carrier of malaria is even more deadly.