Region

Africa

Paying Migrants to Stay

Brussels is betting on an ambitious plan to transform countries like Mali into places people will want to live. But will a makeover be enough to keep would-be migrants home?

Outsourcing the Dirty Work

Europe is partnering with Libyan militias to prevent African migrants from ever reaching Europe. The result is a detention-industrial complex that turns African migrants into commodities.

Death of the Nile

The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.

Social Media Week: Innovations in the Developing World

Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.