Africa and Europe

Zanzibar-born writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature, smiles ahead of a press conference in London, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. 

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah: ‘Colonialism and its consequences are still with us’

Nobel novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what motivates him to continue to explore the ongoing consequences of colonialism in his literary works — and the power of literature to help us understand the plight of the other. 

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah: ‘Colonialism and its consequences are still with us’
Swedish musician José González is known for stretching musical boundaries over his 18-year career. 

José González’s 'Local Valley' mixes sounds from West Africa, from the Sahel to Ghanaian highlife

José González’s 'Local Valley' mixes sounds from West Africa, from the Sahel to Ghanaian highlife
Sousou & Maher Cissoko

With new album, this Swedish-Senegalese couple shows their family is ‘made of music’

With new album, this Swedish-Senegalese couple shows their family is ‘made of music’
Syrian refugee girl rests inside the Spanish rescue vessel Astral after being rescued by the Spanish NGO Proactiva off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

Migrants desperate to flee Libya's detention camps are being turned back at sea

Migrants desperate to flee Libya's detention camps are being turned back at sea
Somali refugees

Three Somali journalists on Lesbos hope for the best — asylum in Europe

Three Somali journalists on Lesbos hope for the best — asylum in Europe
Tunisian fishermen try on life jackets offered by MSF at the end of the training. The fishermen say in general they lack the equipment to cope with boatloads of migrants and refugees in distress.

Tunisian fishermen are trained to be 'safety nets' for migrants making a deadly sea crossing

Tunisian fishermen near the border with Libya are learning to be a safety net of sorts for migrants and refugees on the Mediterranean

Tunisian fishermen are trained to be 'safety nets' for migrants making a deadly sea crossing