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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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