Africa’s Disappointed Demographic
Young people across the continent have been hit hard by the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic stagnation—but their protests have largely been ignored by elderly elites.
What’s Going On in Senegal?
Protests over the arrest of a popular opposition leader highlight the decline in what was a beacon of democracy in West Africa.
In the Trenches With the Colonizer
The French Senegalese writer David Diop revises the modernist archetype with a protagonist long excluded from World War I literature: the African soldier on the front lines.
All for Nothing
Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.
The Exchange: Are Journalists Checking their Privilege When Covering Refugees?
Tobias Zielony and Anna Badkhen on the displaced, the Global South, and what Africans misunderstand about their peers who’ve made it to Germany.
Go North, Young Man, Go North!
Even African 'success stories' like Senegal want their citizens to seek their fortune in Europe, because it's easier than giving them a chance at home.
Can Models Dressed in Trash Save Dakar?
2015 Global Thinker Fabrice Monteiro discusses how plastic-bag couture can teach a generation to respect its environment.
Refugees Don’t Need Your Pity
In a world where 1 in 7 people are displaced, your kindness is just condescension.