Science Magazine’s Richard Stone talks about his experiences traveling the world and reporting on international efforts to improve nuclear security.
Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.
Are naval search-and-rescue operations saving migrants’ lives—or just encouraging them to take greater risks?
Europe has outsourced the dirty work of border control to Libyan militias. In doing so, it has turned African migrants into commodities to be captured, sold, and traded like slaves.
They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.
The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.
Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.
Europe has been helping fight the country’s jihadis for years. Now it’s turning its sights on human smugglers.
Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.
An unprecedented wave of African migration is warping Europe’s politics and threatening its stability. Can the Continent respond without destroying its values and wreaking havoc in Africa?
Helen Epstein discusses her new book, U.S. foreign policy, and Ethiopian politics with ESAT host Abebe Gellaw.
The Moroccan government is revamping language education as a part of a program to reduce unemployment among degree holders. How is it working?
Sky-rocketing food prices, drought, conflict, and an insufficient response have left populations in the Horn of Africa on the brink of famine.
Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.
In the wake of the uprising that ousted President Mubarak, Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, Egypt with Nicole Salazar on the struggle for democracy, social justice and economic reform.
Few thought Tunisia's December 2010 uprising would so quickly spark revolts in the surrounding region. What will the Arab Spring mean for Syria, Egypt and Gaza?
In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.
Instead of a return to peace and prosperity, Ivory Coast’s long-delayed presidential elections marked a return to brutal conflict—and with it, a severe humanitarian crisis.
Uganda’s Karamoja region, home to tribes of cattle-herding, Kalashnikov-wielding nomads, has been trapped in a cycle of violence and poverty for generations.
Sectarian violence sparked by a deepening rift between Nigeria's Muslims and Christians has killed thousands over the past decade and threatens the future unity of Africa's most populous nation.
Refugee Neema John has been offered a home in America. She’s torn: should she and her 6-year-old son stay in their close-knit Tanzanian slum, or join their family in the unknown?
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.
In the heart of the Sahara Desert and amidst of some of the world’s biggest uranium reserves, terrorists, smugglers and bandits threaten to seize control of northern parts of Mali and Niger.
During the summer of 2010, the world flooded South Africa through ticket turnstiles or television sets for the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup. How is the nation reacquainting with daily life now that international football fans have boarded their planes home? And how can grassroot soccer games help to improve life and development in the country?
“What will he say? What will Mandela say after 27 years in prison?”
Veteran radio journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich has a knack for getting himself into—and just as important, out of—hard places. Earlier this year, Reese reported from inside Iran.
In 2012 an intrepid journalist adventurer proposed that we partner on a reporting project seven years in the making that would entail traveling 21,000 miles—on foot.
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
Paul Salopek and Homa Tavangar discuss the educational implications of Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" seven year walk.
“She went back to her village and decided to live as if nothing had happened. Four years later, she was married. She said her husband didn't know anything about her past."
Setting aside a dismal record of failure, incompetence and indifference, UN peacekeeping troops and the Democratic Republic of Congo's army seem to have finally joined forces to protect civilians.
Crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa rank among the lowest in the world, and nearly a third of the region’s people are chronically malnourished.
Does anyone miss Qaddafi? Not really. But as Nicolas Pelham reports, the Libyan Revolution of 2011 has not delivered on the reforms that so many had anticipated. And the worst may be yet to come.
Earlier this year, Yochi Dreazen traveled to northern Mali, where government troops and French special forces were battling a growing network of jihadists for control of a vast desert territory.
Joanne Silberner wins another award, the 2013 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, for her reporting and radio series on cancer in the developing world.
Join us for screenings of "Seeds of Hope," a story about one woman's struggle to dispel the despair of women survivors of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.