- 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? more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- September 14, 2012
Angry protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum attacked the German Embassy on Friday, setting fire to parts of the building. They also tore down the German flag and raised an Islamist banner. The violence was part of a wave of protests against an anti-Islam film across the Muslim world. more...
- April 03, 2012
Although Sudan and South Sudan are officially at peace, a brutal war rages in the border province of South Kordofan. Civilians are the primary victims of President Omar Bashir's fragmentation bombs, but the world has taken little notice of the violence. more...
- March 21, 2012
Bloody conflicts in a band of Africa stretching from Senegal to Somalia are hampering efforts to bring progress to the troubled region. Muslims are increasingly pitted against Christians, and nomads against sedentary farmers. Matters are made worse by climate change and a flood of weapons. more...
- July 06, 2011
A new country will come into existence this weekend in Africa. Southern Sudan, rich in oil reserves, is declaring its independence. But an ongoing conflict with the north combined with numerous warlords pursuing their own agendas means that optimism is in short supply. more... [ Comment ]
- March 15, 2011
Iran, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not top of most people's lists when it comes to a vacation -- but that doesn't mean countries off the beaten track don't try to tempt tourists. Many unlikely holiday destinations were represented at the ITB trade show in Berlin last weekend. more...
- December 29, 2010
All signs point to the secession of Southern Sudan following a referendum in early January. But what would happen next? Despite significant oil reserves, the region is among the poorest in the world. And there is no guarantee that the north won't meddle. more... [ Comment ]
- December 20, 2010
Voters in Southern Sudan will soon decide whether to secede from Sudan. Many anticipate that the referendum could result in renewed violence between the north and the south. Southern Sudan's regional representative in Cairo, Ruben Marial Benjamin, spoke with SPIEGEL about the approaching ballot. more...