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Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2017

There are many who would like to see migrants sheltered in reception camps in Libya. But a recent report compiled by European Union diplomats who visited the country reveals that the idea is completely unworkable. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?

A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 06, 2017

Twenty years after the overthrow of dictator Mobutu, President Joseph Kabila's rule is similarly autocratic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he is plunging his country into chaos as a result. more... Comment ]


Congo President Joseph Kabila: 'I'm Not Going to Commit Suicide'

Congo President Joseph Kabila: 'I'm Not Going to Commit Suicide'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, whose term in office should have ended by now, doesn't appear to want to step down. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses delays in elections and does not rule out the possibility of a third term. By Bartholomäus Grill and Susanne Koelbl (Interview), Daniel Etter (Photos) more... Comment ]

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]


Donating to the Developing World: I Want to Help, But How?

Donating to the Developing World: I Want to Help, But How?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2016

Development aid isn't as helpful as it is reputed to be. Benjamin Maack learned that lesson while researching where his help could be most helpful. Simply donating money isn't enough. more...

Ugandan President Museveni: 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

Ugandan President Museveni: 'This Is Our Continent, Not Yours'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 10, 2016

SPIEGEL speaks with Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for three decades, about the West's role in fostering African Islamist terror, his opposition to the International Criminal Court and whether he is himself abusing his power. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]


Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2016

In an effort to help keep refugees from Africa at bay, the EU is planning to deliver personal registration equipment to Sudan, whose president is wanted on war crimes charges. Germany is leading the way. By Jürgen Dahlkamp and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2016

The worst drought in half a century has stricken large parts of Africa -- a consequence of El Niño and high population growth. More than 50 million people are threatened by hunger and few countries have been hit as hard as Ethiopia. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]