Emanuela Pistone is a theater actress and director based in Catania, Sicily’s second-largest city, where in 2013 she founded the Liquid Company, a unique theater troupe in Italy composed of young migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, all united by one common feature: having crossed the Mediterranean to reach for a dignified life.
Sir John A. Macdonald is as close to a founding father as Canada has and monuments in his memory are sprinkled across the country. But now Macdonald is being remembered for a crueler aspect of his legacy: the infamous residential school system.
Nearly 1 million refugees and migrants have passed through Greece since the Syrian war began, leaving its environment and economy under duress — particularly during summers when tourism is in full swing.
Disinformation on the continent includes extreme speech inciting violence or spreads racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages on mobile apps. One study shows African audiences have low levels of trust in the media and experience a high degree of misinformation in daily life.
Palestinian Christians have lived as refugees in Lebanon's Dbayeh camp for nearly 70 years under strict labor laws and with limited land rights. With an influx of Syrian refugees to the camp since 2012, living conditions have become dire.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.