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?
As worries of environmental devastation grow, Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging the Mekong River to allow bigger boats.
Joseph Schottenfeld and George Butler follow one of the world's largest migrations: workers traveling by train from Tajikistan to Moscow.
How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.
For decades, China ignored the civil war raging on its border in Myanmar's Kachin State. But recently, it has become involved in the peace process leading observers to ask what it really wants.
For HIV-positive eastern Ukrainians, the struggle against Russian-backed separatists isn't just about dignity – it's about their right to stay alive.