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 ]

Interview with Ebola Discoverer Peter Piot: 'It Is What People Call a Perfect Storm'

Interview with Ebola Discoverer Peter Piot: 'It Is What People Call a Perfect Storm'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2014

Almost four decades ago, Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. In a SPIEGEL interview, he describes how the disease was isolated and explains why the current outbreak is different than any that have come before. Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]

'His Father Had Lied to Us': German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

'His Father Had Lied to Us': German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2014

After the discovery of Ebola at the only children's hospital in Sierra Leone, nurses and doctors alike fled. German physician Werner Strahl of the aid organzation Cap Anamur, who stayed behind to provide care amidst the chaos, shares his story. Compiled from an Interview by Katrin Elger more... Comment ]

Gateway to Hell: The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

Gateway to Hell: The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 08, 2014

With Ebola spreading rapidly in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, international organizations fear the number of infections could exceed 20,000. Experts are calling for the industrialized world to do more to help stop the virus. By Katrin Elger, Veronika Hackenbroch, Horand Knaup, Gordon Repinski and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

War in South Sudan: The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

War in South Sudan: The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2014

It was only three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart amid reports of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. At the heart of the conflict is oil and corruption. By Bartholomäus Grill in Juba, South Sudan more... Comment ]

Interview with Melinda Gates: 'Simple Things Can Have a Huge Effect'

Interview with Melinda Gates: 'Simple Things Can Have a Huge Effect'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 26, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private global development organization in the world. In a SPIEGEL interview, Melinda Gates explains the couple's start in philanthropy, the challenges of combatting disease in conflict zones and the unique responsibility of the wealthy. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The Devil in Nigeria: Boko Haram's Reign of Terror

The Devil in Nigeria: Boko Haram's Reign of Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2014

A former Boko Haram kidnapping victim helping Nigerian officials recently found two of the schoolgirls kidnapped in the country. The search for the others remains a desperate one and has also cast light on a destitution rampant in the country's northern states. By Bartholomäus Grill and Toby Selander more... Comment ]

Mistrust and Hate: The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

Mistrust and Hate: The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 17, 2014

On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law allowing for life sentences for homosexuals. Since then, members of the country's gay and lesbian community have been going into hiding or leaving the country. Western pressure has been ineffective. By Jan Puhl in Kampala, Uganda more... Comment ]

Prison of the Past: A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

Prison of the Past: A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 04, 2014

Twenty years ago on April 6, the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began. At the time, many Western reporters played it down as "ethnic warfare," including Bartholomäus Grill, now a correspondent for SPIEGEL. He looks back with shame. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

UN Congo Mission Leader: 'Unimaginable Human Catastrophes'

UN Congo Mission Leader: 'Unimaginable Human Catastrophes'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 27, 2014

In an interview, Martin Kobler, the head of the United Nation peacekeeping force in Congo, discusses the recent success by the blue helmets in the country and why he would like to see Germany take more decisive action to bring stability to the African nation. Interview Conducted by Horand Knaup and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]