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October 22, 2019
Trump’s Cruel Refugee Policies Are Somehow Getting Worse
His administration’s new rules are making nearly impossible for migrants and refugees to live in the US.
October 10, 2019
The Endless Trauma of Congo’s Forgotten War
Congolese civilians continue to suffer the bloody consequences of a lingering conflict.
September 23, 2019
‘How Dare You!’ Greta Thunberg Rebukes World Leaders
“We will not let you get away with this,” the 16-year-old climate strike leader tells the UN Climate Action Summit.
September 17, 2019
The Making of Moroccan Funk
Led by the Casablanca polymath Abdelakabir Faradjallah, the band Attarazat Addahabia defined the sound of the city.
Marcus J. Moore
September 9, 2019
The Corporeal Wreckage of War
How victims of combat in Libya, Afghanistan, and elsewhere carry the memories of war on their bodies.
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September 6, 2019
Soccer Becomes a Casualty of South Africa’s Violence
Zambia and Madagascar are saying no to playing in South Africa as long as anti-immigrant violence is a part of the political picture.
September 6, 2019
When Remembering Robert Mugabe’s Corrupt Legacy, Blame Britain
The mainstream media is right to criticize Zimbabwe’s former leader, but wrong to ignore his greatest challenges.
August 16, 2019
The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM
When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.
August 12, 2019
‘We Call That Love’: Marc Lambert Lamba Defended Cameroon’s LGBT Community
Lambert, who died on August 4, was a pioneering LGBT activist who was there to help—even after foreign support dried up.
July 5, 2019
What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger
Overnight, an EU-backed law criminalized the main source of income in the city of Agadez. It didn’t stop migration, but it wrecked the economy.