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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 ]

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 ]