Three out of four handicapped Senegalese locals don’t have a job. That should change after the introduction of a new law that offers financial benefits to businesses who can employ them. In Senegal around 10 percent of the population have a physical or intellectual handicap. By getting more people with disabilities working, there is hope that social stigmas around handicaps will also decrease. For far too long many of these people have languished on the edges of Senegal society.
Five French locals on the state of their nation. more
Their parents were reticent but now the children and grandchildren of immigrants to Germany want to have their say. In his book, The Integration Paradox, author Aladin El-Mafaalani describes the conflicts that ensue - and why this could be a good sign. more
As a child I lay in the fields in my small Lithuanian village and dreamed of somewhere else. Ninety years later I am sitting in Brooklyn and asking myself: Why am I no longer there, in the fields of my childhood? more
Bjeen Alhassan, born in Qamishli, Syria, now lives in Germany. In her Facebook group “Learning with Bijin” she helps refugee women, earning her the German Integration Award. more
When the French came to West Africa: A tale of missionaries in Senegal during colonial times. more
Short news from South Korea. more