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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 ]


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...