© Brecht Goris
Analysis

| One image obscures more than a thousand words

We have all seen these images popping up in our social media feeds: Afghanistan in the 1970’s versus Afghanistan in the 2010’s. The first image shows girls in Kabul, who could just as well ...
© Pieter Stockmans
Interview

| Muslim women in Sarajevo: ‘Our starting point is a prejudice against us, this makes us stronger’

These veiled and unveiled Bosnian Muslim women are more consciously approaching their bodies than most other women. Often the headscarf is discussed as a political symbol, but rarely debates touch upo ...
© Gie Goris
Interview

| ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of economic nationalism’

Mukhisa Kituyi, previous Kenyan minister of Trade and Industry, is secretary-general of UNCTAD, the UN-organization for Trade and Development, since 2013. MO* interviewed him about the importance of a ...
© Baram Maaruf
Report

| Kairouan, or the network behind the Tunisian suspect of the Berlin attack

Anis Amri, chief suspect behind the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, grew up in Kairouan. Jihadi Salafists proclaimed this ancient Tunisian city the capital of an Islamic state. The shooter who ...
© Reza Aslan
Interview

| Reza Aslan: ‘Trump is looking for trouble with Iran’

The world was surprised by the travel ban that President Trump proclaimed for inhabitants or citizens of seven mostly Islamic countries. This is, however, only the first step of a much larger strategy ...
Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Analysis

| Peak oil 2.0: demand dries up

With Trump’s inauguration days away, environmentalists are bracing for the worst. After eight years of Obama, with his emphasis on renewable sources, a lot has changed. Despite being surrounded ...
configmanager (CC BY 2.0)
Analysis

| Less aid, more private capital: new colonization of developing countries?

With dwindling budgets for development and a growing uncertainty in Europe, donors are increasingly looking to the private sector as partners for development. With the right approach, the private sect ...
© Ebe Daems
Report

| Tanzania allows Maasai land to be stolen under the guise of development

Tanzania is receiving development assistance to further develop the agricultural sector through public-private cooperation. The projects are being promoted under the premise that fertile land is abund ...
© Ebe Daems
Analysis

| Tanzanian farmers are facing heavy prison sentences if they continue their traditional seed exchange

In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and so ...
Longread

| Trump brings the European New Right into the White House. To be continued in 2017?

Everyone fears Trump will give the European far-right parties a boost. But it is the European New Right that laid the ideological foundations for Trump. Their network has been paving the way since 196 ...
© Ilija Trojanow
Interview

| ‘All democrats should stand up now, resorting to civil disobedience if necessary’

The Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanow worked his way through the archives of the autocratic regime in communist Bulgaria. He draws parallels with the growing autocracy in Europe, and not only wit ...
CC Paul Sableman (CC BY 2.0)
Opinion

| Leave no one behind.

25 years ago the extreme right( burst onto the Belgian political scene. The election of Donald Trump reminds us that we no longer have the “luxury” to look the other way. There is anger, there is fear ...

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