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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 ]

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 29, 2016

The Nigerian military looks to be slowly gaining the upper hand in its fight against Boko Haram. But the Islamist terror group isn't going quietly and has begun using young girls as suicide bombers. We talked to some of those who escaped. By Nicola Abé and Andy Spyra (Photos) more... Comment ]

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2015

At the end of June, 37 guests of a Tunisian resort hotel died in a hail of terrorist gunfire. Since then, tourists have stayed away, and the tragedy has only just begun. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Delayed Justice: Trial Against Ex-Chad Dictator a Legal Milestone

Delayed Justice: Trial Against Ex-Chad Dictator a Legal Milestone

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2015

It was over 25 years ago that former Chad dictator Hissène Habré terrorized his population with the blessing of the Reagan White House. Now, he is on trial in Dakar. The proceedings could become a milestone of international criminal law. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

The German Road: Congo Project Shows Pitfalls of Development Aid

The German Road: Congo Project Shows Pitfalls of Development Aid

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2015

One of Germany's largest relief organizations has built a road through the jungle leading from war-torn North Kivu to a major river in the Congo. The project has demonstrated the limits of development aid in a stateless region. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Kidnapped in Mozambique: In the Clutches of Rhino Poachers

Kidnapped in Mozambique: In the Clutches of Rhino Poachers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2015

We traveled to Mozambique to report a story about the region's destructive and illegal trade in rhinoceros horns. But when photographer Toby Selander and I were taken captive by poachers, we found ourselves staring death in the face. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

Speed Science: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine

Speed Science: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2014

Medical researchers are frantically testing new drugs and vaccines in the hope of slowing down the Ebola epidemic. Thus far, results have been promising. It may only be a matter of weeks before the first patients in West Africa can be treated. By Veronika Hackenbroch, Markus Grill and Katrin Elger more... Comment ]

Death in the Sahara: An Ill-Fated Attempt to Reach Fortress Europe

Death in the Sahara: An Ill-Fated Attempt to Reach Fortress Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2014

One year ago, a group of 113 people set off from Niger hoping for a better future in the European Union. A few days later, they were left stranded in the Sahara Desert without vehicles or water. Only 17 survived to tell the tale. By Hauke Goos and Bernhard Riedmann (Photos) more... Comment ]