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Senegal's artists are fighting the system with a mic and spray paint

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

A cultural center in Senegal is creating a safe space where artists can use their platform to speak about climate change while also finding opportunities in the art and music scene.


People smugglers keep trying to recruit this boat captain. Here's why he says no

Saturday, February 25, 2023

By day, Saint-Louis native Pape Dieye is a boat captain-turned-tour guide for a fancy hotel that caters to Westerners. By night, he turns down requests to smuggle human beings across the ocean.


There is a myth about mass migration to Europe. But some people do risk it all

Monday, February 20, 2023

The challenges facing Africa are real, but depending on who you talk to, the solution is either to risk it all for a better life in Europe or stay on the continent and fight for a better future there.


If there's a war against climate change, Saint-Louis is on the front line. And losing

Monday, February 13, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Saint-Louis is perched precariously between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River. And it's on borrowed time.


When the seas rise in Senegal, so do the fortunes of far-right parties in Europe

Monday, February 06, 2023

Sweeping global trends are changing the world. As climate change heats up the planet and pushes people to migrate, far-right politicians see both a threat and an opportunity.


How one man went from a migrant leaving Africa, to an elected official in Spain

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Serigne Mbaye's journey is parallel to the larger picture of how climate migration intersects with politics. Now, he is considered one of the most vocal politicians in Madrid for migrant rights.


These are the migrants who plant and pick the strawberries in your supermarket

Monday, November 21, 2022

If you've ever had strawberries, there is a good chance they were grown in a province in southern Spain called Huelva. The work of planting and picking usually falls on migrants, many from Africa.


The risks are high and the rewards low for the desperate manteros of Madrid

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Some Senegalese manteros spend years selling goods on the streets of Madrid and trying to avoid harassment from police as they wait for visas and work documents.


Dozens died trying to cross this fence into Europe in June. This man survived

Friday, November 18, 2022

Migrants spend years trying to get to Melilla, Spain — an enclave city on the African continent. It's a perilous journey that led to dozens of deaths in June.


Officials have made Nador uninhabitable for migrants in search of a better life

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The city of Nador, Morocco is Europe's southernmost border and a gateway for migrants from Africa in search of better opportunities. But attempting to cross that border can turn deadly.


What a lettuce farm in Senegal reveals about climate-driven migration in Africa

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

People from all over West Africa come to Rufisque in western Senegal to labor in the lettuce fields – planting seeds and harvesting vegetables.


How Senegal's artists are changing the system with a mic and spray paint

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A cultural center in Senegal is creating a safe space where artists can use their platform to speak about climate change while also finding opportunities in the art and music scene.


'Stay here, work here, succeed here': Why this Senegalese woman is against migration

Monday, November 14, 2022

Yaram Fall is staunchly against people leaving Africa to build their lives elsewhere. "The development of Africa comes from its own people," she says.


People smugglers keep trying to recruit this boat captain. He keeps refusing

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Years of captaining a boat have shaped Pape Dieye's calm and reassuring presence in Senegal. These qualities have also caught the eye of people hoping to make the dangerous journey to Europe.


Travel diary: Tracking climate, migration and the far-right from Africa to Europe

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Welcome to the travel blog for the NPR project that examined how the ripples of climate change radiate outward.


STD rates are surging. Here's why

Friday, September 23, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, about how STD rates are soaring in the U.S. — especially syphilis, which is up 26%.


'Who Killed Daphne' podcast seeks answers and justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Thursday, August 25, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Stephen Grey, the host of Who Killed Daphne. The podcast investigates the 2017 death of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bomb in Malta.


The book 'Haven' is a monastic retreat to an island inhabited only by men and birds

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Emma Donoghue about her new book, Haven. In it, three Irish monks in the Middle Ages choose to live a life of isolation on a rocky island.


Daria Dugina's assassination could spell trouble for Putin's allies in Russia

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Russian propagandist and daughter of Alexander Dugin was killed in a car bombing in Moscow last week. What could this mean for other political elites in Russia?


How Daria Dugina's death impacts security for Putin allies in Russia

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Marlene Laruelle of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University about Alexander Dugin's influence in Russia and beyond.