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How far beyond their national borders should European governments go to rescue refugees threatened by violence? And how many such victims is the European public ready to shelter?
Where do Europe’s borders really begin? To stem the flow of migrants, the EU is now implementing policies in Africa, recognizing that the two continents’ futures are closely intertwined. Part 7 of On the Move: The faces, places, and politics of migration.
Sometimes we talk about automation and job rates as though they’re in a zero-sum game. But successful innovation does more than develop new technology; it figures out how to boost workers, too.
Long marred by military dictatorship and political repression, new reforms in Ethiopia are paving the way for greater political participation of former armed groups and dissidents as the nation rallies behind the vision of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Juba Arabic isn’t just the language spoken by more South Sudanese than any other. It is a tongue that has grown up alongside the country, the witness and stenographer to its difficult history.
The social media giant is facing criticism after it's platform was used to spread hate speech in the central African country. As internet use spreads in the developing world, similar misinformation incidents are occurring in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Voting machines have arrived in Congo for December's presidential election, meant to take place in November 2016. But there is international concern over the machines, which were rejected by other countries because of the potential for ballot manipulation.
In the weeks after Jamal Khashoggi's murder, five African nations made statements in support of Saudi Arabia. The statements are an example of how foreign aid may influence diplomatic decisions, particularly in the horn of Africa.
A report detailing sexual abuse at a girls school founded by an American woman has spurred soul-searching in a country where debates about foreign assistance run deep.
Reporters do get to out-of-the way places. Eating local foods can challenge not only their taste buds but their very concept of what counts as food. The adventure can be rewarding.
Negative stereotypes of African agriculture had previously scared off young people – but that may change with the advance of new technology, streamlined production, and more opportunities.
A little bit of cash goes a long way when it comes to solar energy. Through a startup called The Sun Exchange, investors can buy solar equipment that is then leased to rural communities, helping them run efficient, environment-friendly businesses.
Obiageli Ezekwesili is best known for her advocacy after Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014. With additional experience with the World Bank, an anti-corruption non-profit, and the ministry of education, she's now running for president.
Living and reporting in Africa, Ryan Lenora Brown writes, is a daily process of “unlearning” – of looking beyond the one-dimensional picture of the continent that so many Americans grow up with.
The obstacles reporters face in doing their work – the stories behind their stories – can say just as much about a country’s concerns and challenges as the articles they produce.
Because Kenya and India share many of the same British colonial laws, India's recent decision to decriminalize homosexuality is reverberating in Kenyan courts. It could also lead to a shift for LGBT rights across Africa.
In Ghana's capital, female market vendors are often forcibly removed from the street, leaving them with nowhere to sell their goods. But this year, the women came together to demand a new, safer working space from the city.
Northeast Nigeria has been under sustained assault by Islamic militants for many years, and as the Army loses control many are wondering, what happened? The setback comes as President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to eradicate Boko Haram, seeks a second term.
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, donations poured in to improve its decimated health care – especially for mothers and babies. But the civil war has raised doctors' fears that aid will dry up or stay focused on short-term assistance.
The Chagos Islands are a speck in the Indian Ocean – and, at first glance, in history. But their story speaks volumes about the messes colonization leaves behind. Can international courts clean them up?
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