In recent weeks, as the Indian men’s hockey team played its World Cup matches to heaving stands and pyrotechnics in the east Indian state of Odisha, the sport that has brought the country eight Olympic golds returned to the national stage, only to end in now-familiar disappointment.
Naujawan Support Network, a group of young workers in Ontario, Canada, has been working to address one of the biggest problems plaguing their community — a rise in suicides by international students — and its root cause: exploitation at the workplace, which pushes them into poverty and desperation.
“They treat Africans and African countries as if they are sort of these strange species, unnoble people, unnoble communities that exist in a way that is so different and so far away from, you know … the rest of the world. And that obviously isn’t true.”
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touts himself as a divinely ordained emperor destined to lead his nation to greatness, even as he plunges it into multiple bloody conflicts.
Despite rising inequality and three years of economic collapse, Lebanon still holds a singular allure amid the chaos. Returning is like a warm but slightly uncomfortable hug from a favorite relative you didn’t know you missed — smelly, cozy, warm and slightly suffocating unless you give in to the embrace.