The blood diamond trade is tearing the Central African Republic apart

The Central African Republic (CAR)—one of the poorest countries in the world—has been embroiled in intense religious conflict since Dec. 2012. Fighting between the predominantly Muslim rebels (known as the Séléka) and Christian/animist anti-balaka militia broke out when the former accused Christian president François Bozizé of violating peace agreements laid down in 2007 and 2011. […]

After braving death to reach Europe, this is the final test refugees must pass to win asylum

Europe is the middle of its biggest refugee crisis since World War II. As hundreds of thousands of migrants come to seek a better life, European governments have to determine who to let in and who to keep out. In order to be granted asylum as refugees, they have to convince border agencies they are fleeing serious […]