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Worldcrunch Magazine #48 — African Flares

August 28 - September 3, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #48 — African Flares

Here's the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from top international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


This week, we offer several perspectives on the ongoing power plays targeting Africa, as nations like Russia and former colonial power France are vying for the continent, rocked by various coups d'état.

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Table of Contents

Prigozhin’s Death, A Perfect Consolidation Of Power For Putin | Important Stories By Important Stories

Why Are There So Many Coup d’États In Francophone Africa? | France Inter By Pierre Haski

Denial & Dissent: On The Conflicted Psychology Of Russian Soldiers | Livy Bereg By Viktor Kevlyuk

Cash-Strapped Iran Repeats An Old Favorite: Taking Hostages For Ransom | Kayhan-London By Hamed Mohammadi

Wanda Traczyk-Stawska: Warsaw Uprising & Nazi Survivor, Now Activist | Gazeta Wyborcza By Dorota Roman & Weronika Fabjańska

Twisting Open The Secrets Of Portugal’s Cork Empire | Les Echos By Nathalie Villard

Imperfect Victims: A Chinese Series About Sexual Assault | The Initium By Zhao Xiaoning

A Gym’s Urinal Shaped Like A Woman’s Mouth: Sexism Or Art? | La Stampa By Giulia Zonco

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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