July 28, 2014 /
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 /
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 /
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
June 23, 2014 /
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Before the abductions in Nigeria, there was Aboke, Uganda.
May 27, 2014
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.
April 25, 2014
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 /
The librarian revived interest in Mali's illustrious past...then had to save it from jihadists.
March 10, 2014
The crisis in Crimea has triggered a state of high dudgeon among the political classes here in Washington.
March 3, 2014
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 /
Returning to Afghanistan, a reporter did not want her own story to be her last.