Joshua Hammer

8 articles
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The Desert Blues

The musicians of Mali find themselves in the middle of a civil war.

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"I Don't Know If I'm Already Infected"

Sheikh Humarr Khan was a globally renowned expert in tropical diseases, and the hero who ran Sierra Leone’s worst Ebola ward. So why, when he finally fell ill, was he denied the extraordinary treatments that could have saved him?

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The Long Captivity of Michael Scott Moore

How a surfing writer kidnapped by Somali pirates was freed.

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The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant Poachers

Hunting people who hunt elephants.

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When the Jihad Came to Mali

A history of how Tuareg separatists, jihadists seeking a “desert caliphate,” cigarette smugglers, and narcotraffickers have turned Northern Mali into “the globe’s most significant terrorist threat.”

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The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?

How a couple made millions on uncanny forgeries.

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Days of Reckoning

On Yemen’s uncertain future.

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A Mountain of Trouble

Anatomy of an international incident; how three idealistic young American hikers wandered across the Kurdistan-Iran border and ended up in Iranian prison charged with spying.