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Uganda: The best country in the world for refugees

  • Migration

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

  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

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

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is the king of the woods

  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

PRAGUE - When the state-owned company Czech Forests, the largest owner of forestlands in the Czech Republic, began to experiment with a new commercial policy back in 2010, it was met with a significant public outcry.

The shadow of the highest dam in the world

  • Energy

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.

Is ISIS over?

The caliphate is shrinking and ISIS is practically military defeated. But then what? Is ISIS a thing of the past? What remains of the terrorist group and what is there to expect? 

The Kurdish Utopia

In his famous book 'Utopia', the English humanist Thomas More describes an ideal state. Ludo De Brabander travels around the 'Democratic Federation of Northern Syria' five centuries after publication. 

Senegal by the Ramblas

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.

Sustainability and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector

The share of the pharmaceutical sector in the Belgian economy is large. According to the organization pharma.be the sector employed 35,711 people in 2017 and our country exported in 2017 for a total value of 40.5 billion euros of medicines and vaccines to the whole world, which is about 10% of Belgian exports.

Once upon a time...

A six-part documentary series behind the scenes of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

The European Social Fraud

  • Economy
  • Europe
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - The European Social Fund (ESF) “is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens”, according to the ESF website.