Frantz Fanon sitting at a table during a press conference

New book explores the life of psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon

Arts, Culture & Media

Since the latter half of the 20th century, the influence of Frantz Fanon has been felt in fields as distinct as psychiatry and postcolonial studies. A new book explores the “revolutionary lives” of the psychiatrist, writer and anti-colonial rebel, whose understanding of identity evolved through his travel and experiences, including confronting colonial hierarchies as a person of color in postwar France, and eventually joining the Algerian War of Independence. Host Marco Werman learned more from Adam Shatz, author of “The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon.”

A film screening at the FiSahara 2022 film festival

Film festival at refugee camp near Western Sahara amplifies voices of displaced people

Arts, Culture & Media
The Krechba gas plant in Algeria's Sahara Desert, about 720 miles south of the capital, Algiers, Dec. 14, 2008.

Spain and Algeria at odds over Western Sahara, energy and migration

US Air Force airmen guide evacuees aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

G-7 agrees on conditions to recognize and work with the Taliban

Top of The World
A group of men are shown carrying a casket on their shoulders drapped with a blanket.

ISIS claims killing of 3 women media workers in Afghanistan

Top of The World
French President Emmanuel Macron is shown standing next to French historian Benjamin Stora, both men wearing dark jackets and Macron holding a white paper.

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

Conflict & Justice

President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and killed by French soldiers in 1957.

A man wearing a blue shirt leans his body over a coffin draped with the Algerian flag in a room full of coffins.

French report reignites debate about colonialism in Algeria


Like the US, France is navigating political disagreements about its history and their relationship to modern issues of race.

Flags of many countries carried by protesters fill the frame.

Power outage: How did global leadership change in 2019?

Global Politics

US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here’s a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.

Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally calling for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial in Khartoum, Sudan, Oct. 21, 2019.

Protests that rocked The World in 2019


Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance. 

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest to reject the presidential election in Algiers, Algeria, Dec. 12, 2019.

Algerians protesting elections want real reform, not a military junta, analyst says

Global Politics

Algeria hosted an election Dec. 12, but many were in opposition to the vote. That’s because protesters see the election as a civilian facade for a military junta, says Zine Labidine Ghebouli, a scholar at the American University of Beirut.