Culture

Lilian Thuram : “Breaking free from the identities that imprison us”
Interview

Lilian Thuram : “Breaking free from the identities that imprison us”

In his most recent book (La Pensée blanche, ed. Philippe Rey, 2020), the former soccer player and 1998 world champion with the French team analyzes the persistence of a mentality based on a hierarchy of individuals, their identities, and communities.

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“Virtual reality inspires empathy”
Interview

“Virtual reality inspires empathy”

Can immersive technologies help development? Gabo Arora founded the United Nations’ Virtual Reality Lab and has produced multi award-winning documentaries. His goal: to optimize the social impact of immersive technologies.
Gabo Arora
The South!: How to change the way we view it?
Interview

The South!: How to change the way we view it?

What do we really know about societies in the South? Is knowledge about the South not shaped by the domination of the thinking of the North? This is what Jacques Ould Aoudia thinks, who published an essay on our views on the South.
Jacques Ould Aoudia
Arab-Islamic education in Sub-Saharan Africa: going beyond clichés to build the future
Opinion

Arab-Islamic education in Sub-Saharan Africa: going beyond clichés to build the future

Arab-Islamic education in general and Koranic schools in particular are largely excluded from programs advocating for education for all in Africa. Yet this education concerns a large number of children, many of whom are considered as “out-of-school” by the public authorities. Consequently...
Rohen d'Aiglepierre, Hamidou Dia, Clothilde Hugon
The post-colonial dimension of development in question
Interview

The post-colonial dimension of development in question

How to think differently about international development, avoiding Eurocentrism and the models inherited from colonialism? Olivia Rutazibwa shares some keys to switch perspectives on development and aid issues.
Olivia Rutazibwa
Alain Mabanckou: “Writing the Africa we dream of”
Interview

Alain Mabanckou: “Writing the Africa we dream of”

In 2016, recognized for his “non-victim way of considering post-colonialism”, Alain Mabanckou was the first novelist to hold a Chair at the Collège de France. Encounter during the 2nd edition of the Thinking Workshops in Dakar.
Alain Mabanckou
Opening of the second edition of the Thinking Workshops in Dakar
Opinion

Opening of the second edition of the Thinking Workshops in Dakar

Dakar is a celebration, and the Thinking Workshops, launched in 2016 by the economist Felwine Sarr  and historian Achille Mbembe , aim to make their annual event a relaxed, intense and memorable space for debate. “May these days be a celebration of ideas, of mutual listening, of convivial...
Sabine Cessou
Felwine Sarr : “The Thinking Workshops must firmly establish an open space for debate in Africa”
Interview

Felwine Sarr : “The Thinking Workshops must firmly establish an open space for debate in Africa”

The second edition of the “Ateliers de la pensée” will be held in Dakar from 1 to 4 November 2017. These Workshops were launched in 2016 by Felwine Sarr, a Senegalese economist and writer, and Achille Mbembe, a Cameroonian historian based in Johannesburg, and have opened a space for...
Felwine Sarr
The economy of culture in Africa, a chance for development?
Interview

The economy of culture in Africa, a chance for development?

According to Cameroonian economist Martial Ze Belinga, the development potential of the economy of culture in Africa must be unlocked. This overlooked industry could become one of the most flourishing of the continent.
Martial Ze Belinga
Speaking the same language: A real economic asset
Opinion

Speaking the same language: A real economic asset

In November 2014, during the 15th Francophonie Summit in Dakar, an “economic strategy for La Francophonie” was adopted for the first time, thereby underscoring the privileged economic relations between countries which share a common language. La Francophonie makes it possible to promote trade...
Céline CARRÈRE, Maria MASOOD
People do not behave as free riders!
Opinion

People do not behave as free riders!

In the standard account in economics, people are self-interested. In other words, individuals “free ride,” taking advantage of others, whenever they can. But is that how people actually behave?
James S. Walsh, Varun Gauri
Interview of Professor Manuela Carneiro da Cunha
Interview

Interview of Professor Manuela Carneiro da Cunha

Manuela Carneiro Da Cunha
Indigenous knowledge: what nature and what contribution?
Development models and cultural diversity

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