Juggling poor thinking

By Victor Kuijpens What do you tell your friends when you come back from Africa? To be frank, I tell the same stories about poverty, corruption and rhythmic African music

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No Beer, No Rape?

By Huub Brand Borren Say you are the head of police in one of the most criminal areas in the world. Every day about 1000 women are being raped, of

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The Mars One Project: A One Way Ticket to Space

In April 2013, application and selection for the ambitious Mars One project finally opened. On the 7th of May, Mars One announced that 78.000 people have applied for a one

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Chamula: Where Coca Cola Is Sacred

About two years ago, when I was living in Mexico, I visited the town Chamula in Southern Mexico. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I

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What a Canard!

One of the most influential weekly magazines in France is a satirical paper that has eight pages, overpaid employees and a miniscule online presence: Le Canard enchaîné, “The chained duck”,

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Berlin Wall to be Torn Down for Luxury Flats

“Don’t tear down this wall!” This phrase may sound shocking to Berliners who lived for decades in a divided city and celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Studying Abroad: Greece 3

Greece is one of the gateways of many refugees routes to Europe. This is a fact, which does not go unnoticed on the streets of Athens. It is an afternoon

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Studying Abroad: Turkey 3

Even though many Europeans consider the touristic cities at the Mediterranean Sea as ‘Western’ and, therefore, as an extension of their own country – which is true to a certain

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Studying Abroad: Ukraine 4

Last month I went home to Germany for a weekend.  On my way back I took a bus from Berlin to Chernivtsi. It took a whole day to get there

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Hunting Witches in Papua New Guinea

In early April, an elderly woman named Helen Rumbali was accused of being a witch and killing a member of her village by using dark magic. She was taken from

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