The End of the Bashir Regime: Sudan Revolution Struggles to Keep Momentum

The End of the Bashir Regime: Sudan Revolution Struggles to Keep Momentum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2019

In a working-class neighborhood of Khartoum, six friends helped topple Sudan's dictator, Omar al-Bashir. Now, as they hope for a transition to civilian power, they are afraid their protest is devolving into a street party, and that the military will remain in control. By Katrin Kuntz  in Khartoum more... Comment ]

Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 10, 2019

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again. By Till Mayer in Bol, Chad more...


Hell on Earth: The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

Hell on Earth: The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 17, 2019

More than 100,000 children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and spends her nights in hotel rooms with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists. By Sophia Bogner and Paul Hertzberg more...

An Epidemic and a War: Doctors Face Two Enemies in Fight Against Ebola

An Epidemic and a War: Doctors Face Two Enemies in Fight Against Ebola

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2019

The second-largest outbreak of Ebola in history is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. But as humanitarian organizations and the Congolese government struggle to fight the virus, they find themselves thwarted by the very people they are trying to help. By Fritz Schaap and Sergio Ramazzotti (Photos) more... Comment ]


Four Billion More: What to Do About Massive Population Growth

Four Billion More: What to Do About Massive Population Growth

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 15, 2019

The populations in the poorest countries on earth are doubling every few decades. That necessarily leads to conflict over scarce resources such as land, food and work -- and to more migration to Europe. But there are solutions. By Fiona Ehlers, Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger and Samiha Shafy more...

Smoke and Mirrors: Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Smoke and Mirrors: Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2018

Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law. By Hauke Goos and Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]


Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2018

Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2018

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death -- and an excruciating return home. By Fritz Schaap and Sascha Montag (Photos) more... Comment ]


Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2018

Ethiopia's population has tripled over the past few decades. Millions of farmers are leaving the fields only to end up living in the slums of huge cities. City planners believe they have found a solution -- in the remote countryside. By Rainer Müller in Buranest more... Comment ]

Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2018

In order to combat the root causes of economic migration, Germany has opened a job center in Ghana that helps people find local employment. But what happens when German bureaucracy comes head to head with the everyday reality in Ghana? By Marian Blasberg in Accra, Ghana more... Comment ]