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Sufism

  • International
  • Art
  • Religion

Sufism is experiencing a real revival in the Muslim world after a long period of decay and even persecution. In countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Turkey, there is a clear revival both in religious and political terms, and this has its consequences for migrant communities here in the West.

 

Uganda: The best country in the world for refugees

  • Conflict
  • International
  • Economy

Uganda is known as 'the best country in the world for refugees'. Everyone who arrives gets a piece of land and material to build a house.

Kyaka II Refugee Settlement

Boss of your own belly

  • Family
  • International
  • Health

This article aims to map the thriving surrogacy business between Israel and Georgia, with particular attention to the role of women in this increasingly global and more lucrative baby business.

Baas in eigen buik

The shadow of the highest dam in the world

  • Politics
  • International
  • Energy
  • Corruption

In October 2016, the authoritarian president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rachmon, pushed a pile of stones into the river Vachsh with a bulldozer. With this symbolic gesture he gave a new start to the construction of the Rogun dam which started in 1976. With 335 meters, Rogun has to become the highest dam in the world and the largest hydroelectric power plant in Central Asia. Quite a strong achievement for the poorest country in the region.

Senegal by the Ramblas

  • Economy
  • International
  • Migration
  • Economy

Some 500 street vendors from Senegal, India and Pakistan work in the streets of Barcelona. Arkasha Keysers talked to them about fake sneakers, bad beer and the fear of a criminal record.

Why do Senegalese young people want to go to Europe?

  • International
  • Migration

In Senegal, 63 percent of the population is 25 years or younger. Every year that group gets bigger. Almost all of these young people want to go to Europe. They know the stories about the hellish journey through the desert, the assaults in Libya and the chance to drown in the Mediterranean. But that doesn't stop them. 

Identity cards rip apart Palestinian families

  • Conflict
  • Family
  • International
  • Politics

Palestinians better think twice before they marry. Many couples can't live together because their partner has another identity card.

You can also talk with Salafists

  • Art
  • Religion
  • International

There is no form of religion that politicians and commentators are as concerned about as Salafism. The young men with their beards full of religion and women dressed in long, wavy robes with black stretch gloves have become the symbol of backwardness, of an Islam that does not belong to the West.

A Coptic question

  • Art
  • Religion
  • International

In Belgium lives a small, unknown minority from the Middle East: Coptic Christians from Egypt. For many, migration was a choice for a better life, others point to the penal position of Copts as a minority in Egypt.

I am Golden Karen

  • Conflict
  • Art
  • International

The Karen People are an ethnic minority of eastern and southern Burma (Myanmar). Many Karen people live in north-western Thailand as refugees from the decades-long Karen insurgency and Burmese government oppression.