Region

Africa

All for Nothing

Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.

The Savior’s Dilemma

Are naval search-and-rescue operations saving migrants’ lives—or just encouraging them to take greater risks?

My Smuggler, My Savior

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.

Highway Through Hell

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.

The Deported

Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.

Mali's Migrant Crackdown

Europe has been helping fight the country’s jihadis for years. Now it’s turning its sights on human smugglers.

The Paradox Of Prosperity

Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.

Egypt: The Revolution Continues

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.

Arab Spring in Syria, Egypt and Gaza

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?

Ghana: Oil City Stories

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.

Ivory Coast: Elections Turn to War

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.

Karamoja: Broken Warriors

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.

Divided Under God: Nigeria's Sectarian Crisis

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.

North Africa: The Young and the Restless

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.

Saharan Insecurity

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.

Grassroots Games: A Portrait of South Africa Post-World Cup

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?

This Week: China's African Frontier

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.

This Week: One Man, Seven Years

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.

This Week: From Malawi to Scotland

“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."

This Week: Congo's Peacekeepers

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.

This Week: Hunger: A Fact of Life

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.

This Week: A New Libya

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.

This Week: Africa's War on Terror

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.