Africa

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Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 02, 2017

After Syrians, refugees from Eritrea have the best chance of gaining asylum in Germany. But are conditions in the isolated one-party state really so brutal? By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2017

On August 26, rangers killed a member of the Batwa Tribe in a German-funded national park, in eastern Congo. The Batwa had lived for centuries in the park before conservationists forced them out. Is German development money putting animals before humans? By Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]


Warlord City: The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

Warlord City: The Business of Fear in Boomtown Mogadishu

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 27, 2017

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is a city with little functioning infrastructure and a relentless cascade of violence. But some inhabitants of the city have been able to take advantage of the ongoing civil war to make themselves rich, and their business is feeding the horror. By Fritz Schaap and Christian Werner (Photos) more... Comment ]

Interactive Quiz: Where Hunger Is Still a Problem

Interactive Quiz: Where Hunger Is Still a Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 26, 2017

The good news is that significant progress has been made in recent years in reducing the number of people suffering from hunger. But millions around the world still don't have enough to eat. How much do you know about the problem? Von Marcel Pauly more...


Open Borders: Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

Open Borders: Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Upon arrival in Uganda, refugees receive a work permit, 900 square meters of land and permission to remain forever. How is the small country in the middle of Africa able to do it? By Christoph Titz and Maria Feck (Photos) in Arua, Uganda more... Comment ]

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2017

Europe hopes that the fates of African migrants will soon be decided at facilities in Chad or Niger. It is a wonderful idea, but also a misleading illusion. In truth, Europe's primary focus is on shutting down the Mediterranean route. By Mirco Keilberth, Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


German Aid in Africa: Berlin Shifts Focus Away from the Poorest of the Poor

German Aid in Africa: Berlin Shifts Focus Away from the Poorest of the Poor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2017

Peter Jander drills wells, distributes oxen and builds schools in Africa. Berlin, though, is changing its development aid focus to promote economic growth, particularly in countries on the African migrant route. Do traditional aid projects have a future? By Christoph Titz and Maria Feck (Photos) in Arua, Uganda more... Comment ]

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 ]