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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 ]

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 ]


Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...

Africa's Forgotten War: The Bloody, Invisible Battle for South Kordofan

Africa's Forgotten War: The Bloody, Invisible Battle for South Kordofan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Horand Knaup in Gidel, Sudan more...


Africa's Belt of Misery: Religion and Climate Change Fuel Chaos in Sahel

Africa's Belt of Misery: Religion and Climate Change Fuel Chaos in Sahel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Horand Knaup more...

Welcome to Juba! Southern Sudan Prepares for Independence

Welcome to Juba! Southern Sudan Prepares for Independence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Horand Knaup more... Comment ]


Unlikely Vacation Destinations: Tempting Tourists to Tehran, Tunis and Tikrit

Unlikely Vacation Destinations: Tempting Tourists to Tehran, Tunis and Tikrit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Moises Mendoza in Berlin more...

The Eve of Secession: What the Future Might Hold for Southern Sudan

The Eve of Secession: What the Future Might Hold for Southern Sudan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Horand Knaup more... Comment ]


Approaching Referendum in Sudan: 'Already Flying the Flag of an Independent State'

Approaching Referendum in Sudan: 'Already Flying the Flag of an Independent State'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...

Jimmy Carter on Eradicating the Guinea Worm: 'This Horrible, Obnoxious Disease'

Jimmy Carter on Eradicating the Guinea Worm: 'This Horrible, Obnoxious Disease'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2010

Guinea worms have plagued humanity for millennia. Now, a non-profit organization run by Jimmy Carter is very close to eradicating them for good. In a SPIEGEL interview, the former US president talks about how the benefits transcend just health issues and how the battle has been his most rewarding yet. more... Comment ]

The President and the Nematode: Jimmy Carter's Fight to Eradicate the Guinea Worm

The President and the Nematode: Jimmy Carter's Fight to Eradicate the Guinea Worm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter is leading a unique battle to eradicate the Guinea worm. His efforts have brought the painful infection, transmitted via contaminated water, to the brink of elimination. The decisive battle is being fought in Sudan. By Cordula Meyer more...