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The Tour of Rwanda

  • Conflict
  • Sport
  • Politics

The Tour of Rwanda is the biggest cycling event on the African continent. In an eight-day race, it winds through all four provinces of Rwanda. The Tour has been won all four years by the host country, providing a platform to make an international name for Rwandan cyclists.

Russia 1917-2017

  • Politics
  • Vranckx
  • Sport

Nostalgia or Revolution?

With the support of the Pascal Decroos Fund, MO * journalist Pieter Stockmans and photographer Mashid Mohadjerin travel through a number of important cities in European Russia to describe and image the revolutionary forces in 2017, 100 years after the Russian revolution of 1917.

We Must Be Dreaming

  • Economy
  • International
  • Charles Lewis
  • Sport

David Joris Dhert and Gregg Young sought the answer to a simple question in Rio de Janeiro. How will the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games change the lives of its inhabitants?

Game On

  • Europe
  • Sport

Hundreds of African and South-American minors come to Europe each year searching for a better life and professional success in the El Dorado of European football leagues. In doing so they expose themselves to multimillionaire cross-national structures of power and quick profits.

Who extracts the value of Nigerian football players?

  • Sport
  • Trafficking

CALABAR - According to a 2013 study conducted by Paris-based charity Foot Solidaire, about 15,000 young boys from West Africa are trafficked to Europe each year by fake football agents promising them trials with top football clubs in exchange for a lot of money from their families.

Turbulent Caucasus

  • Conflict
  • Vranckx
  • Sport

In view of the tensions between Russia and the West, the importance of the so-called "frozen conflicts" in the turbulent Caucasus is increasing. How is daily life in the rebellious Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which have been de facto independent since the collapse of the Soviet Union? Lucas Destrijcker searched it out.

Ghosts of Sochi

  • Corruption
  • Politics
  • Sport

Seven years under construction at a reputed cost of over 40 billion Euro, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia are the most expensive sporting event in history.  But the Games also had a human cost.

The Black Gold of Disabled People in Benin

  • Sport
  • Politics
  • International
  • Equal opportunities
  • Economy

BENIN - The social and ecological drama of Nigeria's oil industry is a well-known fact in the West. A story that is directly connected but largely unknown, however, is how neighbouring Benin has become dependent on illegal oil smuggle from Nigeria for its fuel supply. One of the most conspicuous things about the Benin oil smugglers are the disabled smugglers on their strange Vespa tricycles.