July 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
Ali Farka Touré and other Malian artists drew inspiration from the Niger, a sinuous waterway that has supported life for thousands of years. Now that Al Qaeda is gone, the music has returned.
July 23, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
A journey by road, ferry, and military plane across northern Mali reveals the scars of the jihadist occupation—and signs of a still-smoldering conflict.
June 26, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jenna Krajeski
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
June 23, 2014 / Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Roger Thurow
Before the abductions in Nigeria, there was Aboke, Uganda.
May 27, 2014
Tom Hundley
In February, Pulitzer Center grantee Josh Hammer boarded a UN flight to Kidal, becoming the first journalist to visit the bleak outpost in the Malian desert since last November.
Image by Joshua Hammer. Mali, 2014.
April 25, 2014
Joshua Hammer
In 2012, Jihadists occupied two-thirds of Mali, creating the world's most dangerous terrorist sanctuary. This is the story of how it happened, and how a few brave individuals tried to outwit them.
April 25, 2014 / National Geographic
Joshua Hammer
The librarian revived interest in Mali's illustrious past...then had to save it from jihadists.
March 10, 2014
Tom Hundley
The crisis in Crimea has triggered a state of high dudgeon among the political classes here in Washington.
March 3, 2014
Tom Hundley
A government crackdown against dissidents? No, this is a government crackdown against sexual orientation. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni last week signed a law that criminalizes homosexual acts.
February 4, 2014 / Untold Stories
Mellissa Fung
Returning to Afghanistan, a reporter did not want her own story to be her last.
February 4, 2014 / Boston Review
Ameto Akpe
It will take more than clean water and medicine to change the mindset of some Nigerians toward America.
January 27, 2014
Tom Hundley
For journalists who have spent time in Afghanistan, the combined assault by two gunmen and a suicide bomber on a popular Kabul restaurant cuts close to home.
January 23, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jeffrey E. Stern
A recent attack on a restaurant favored by foreigners in Afghanistan represents a strategic error for the Taliban.

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