EU policy has stagnated while illegal migrant routes proliferate.
The Somali pirates that held Michael Scott Moore captive for 977 days seemed not to care that the US does not negotiate with hostage takers. Should the US overhaul its current hostage policy?
The White House will now allow ransom payments by the families of US hostages. PBS NewsHour's Margaret Warner interviews Pulitzer Center grantee Michael Scott Moore, a former Somali hostage.
BBC Newshour interviews Michael Scott Moore, Pulitzer Center grantee who was kidnapped by Somali pirates and held for 977 days.
Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012. For the first time, he tells the story of his abduction, detention and eventual release.
To ransom or not? In the US/European debate Pulitzer Center grantee Michael Scott Moore speaks from experience. The German-American freelancer spent 32 months as a captive of Somali pirates.
USAID head Rajiv Shah explains his agency's effort to integrate development and emergency intervention while emphasizing public-private partnerships in long-term development programs.
Millions of people are starving unnecessarily in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The world knows how to prevent drought-induced famine. So why doesn’t it?
Because of continuous armed conflict in Somalia, experts fear that conditions are likely to further deteriorate in the famine-stricken country.
Photojournalist Narayan Mahon has been working on an ongoing project called Lands In Limbo to document the state of what he calls "unrecognized countries."
As we sped through the dusty heat of rural Somaliland on one of the region's few paved roads, an armed escort behind us and the hills of Ethiopia ahead, Dr. Adan Abokor told me his story. Abokor is sixty-two years old with thinning, gray hair, and his steady, measured voice can mask his emotions, but his energy is undiminished, and his memories of 1982 are still raw. "I was a member of the Hargeisa Group," he began.
This month in a country that doesn't exist an election is due to be held to choose a government that will not be recognized. This is not a hypothetical puzzle, it is the actual state of Somaliland.
Somalia is the world's most glaring example of a failed state: For the past 18 years Somalia has not had a functioning government and has been marked by widespread violence and chaos.
Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?
Journalist Michael Scott Moore was held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates. He is recovering. Will Somalia ever recover?
Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, is Africa’s only fully unrecognized country. After breaking away from Somalia and claiming independence in 1991, the Somaliland government, in stark contrast to the failed state of Somalia, has constructed many facets of a functioning, stable state. Somaliland has carried out several Presidential elections and peaceful transfers of power.
In December 2006, Ethiopia toppled Somalia's Islamic government, opening up another active front in the War on Terror. The Bush administration provided the invading troops with intelligence and diplomatic support, in an attempt to capture or kill three senior al-Qaeda operatives thought to be living under the protection of...
Michael Scott Moore investigates the involvement of former Somali pirates on the East African migrant trail.
The Pulitzer Center, along with The New York Times and ACOS (A Culture of Safety Alliance), is providing hostile-environment training for up to 31 freelance journalists.
This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.
Michael Scott Moore endured 977 days in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. He tells his story for the first time in print.