Stemming over-population in sub-Saharan Africa

Over 200 million women worldwide would gladly practice birth control if they had that option

Adjoa Ankra carries her baby, wrapped in a white blanket, on her back. The 28-year-old woman set off from home at dawn and is now standing with several dozens other women in the courtyard of a health...[Lesen]


Africa Awakens From Its China Naivety

Is Africa facing a new debt crisis due to unsustainable loans?

The letter bearing the reference "MC/19/3" represents a novelty in Chinese-African relations. Kabineh Kallon, Sierra Leone's Minister for Transport and Aviation, explains in sober tones that, after...[Lesen]


Three African States That Are Doing It Right

There is progress in Africa - some countries are standing out (article from 2014)

John Kerry had some friendly words to say at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington last month. The U.S. Secretary of State flattered participants by noting that the discussions were very...[Lesen]


Manola's story

Manola Rajaonarison thought she was going to Lebanon to work as a housekeeper. That’s what the agency said. What she didn’t know was that she would repeatedly be humiliated and abused

Standing at the window of the third-story apartment in Beirut, all Manola Rajaonarison could see outside were gigantic apartment blocks. In her hand, she held a piece of paper with her father’s...[Lesen]


Clearing Ebola's Dead In Liberia

Meet the heroes of Monrovia who are trying to stop the disease

Nyilah leads Dead Body Management (DBM) Team 5 in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. In this country, the Ebola virus rages like nowhere else. Over half of the 4,500 people killed by the virus worldwide...[Lesen]


Slain Photographer Camille Lepage Remembered

French photojournalist Camille Lepage was killed at the age of 26 in the Central African Republic. Despite her youth, her passing leaves a huge hole in crisis reporting

In the evening she always sat at the same slightly wobbly table in front of Hotel Levy’s in Bangui, hunched over her laptop, her camera within easy reach. We, her colleagues, sat at the same table...[Lesen]


Jimmy and the adrenaline jones

Since the World Cup Final at the latest Jimmy Jump has become the most famous streaker on the planet. A meeting with a man who has one mission only

The pass, the pass is missing. This is the most decisive thing, everything else can be arranged. "No pass, that is a problem" says Jimmy Jump. He is 35 years old,...[Lesen]