Pesky Refugees? For a Small Fee, Deport them to Nigeria.

When German authorities can’t get rid of a refugee-for lack of proper paperwork, or because his country is in the middle of a civil war-they simply change his nationality, writes Daniel Mutzel. African consulates are paid to collaborate in an efficient, though rather hit-or-miss bureaucratic procedure.

Till this day Joseph Koroma can’t understand why he was deported to Nigeria, a country where he had never set foot.

Then They Came for the Apostates

A torn family snapshot from the horrific and many-sided civil war that is convulsing Syria. Released in a prisoner exchange last week, Nadia Abdel Karim Stif was once an important civil servant, proud mother of a son and daughter. A Sunni Muslim, she had married a man who was a member of one of the country’s minority Shi’ite sects. For that, she paid a savage price when Islamist militants conquered her home city of Idlib last year.

From the minute she was detained, they applied every page in the catalog of torture to her body.

How Not to Be a Wimp

The ranting, foul-mouthed, hilarious star of this Rio De Janeiro cooking show promises to turn Brazil’s 98 pound weaklings into hulks like him. From Piaui, Joao Brizzi profiles rapper-bodybuilder-turned celebrity chef Leo Stronda:

The smell of caramelized sugar impregnated an office inside a mall in Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, in the West part of Rio. Inside the oven, a tray filled with sweet potato wedges was overcooking, spreading a flan-like aroma throughout the room.

This Quiet Dust Was a Boy

They came singly or in groups from menial jobs or university classrooms or offices to a peace rally in Turkey’s capital on Oct. 10; one hundred ordinary people who were abruptly murdered by a pair of ISIS-linked suicide bombers, victims of a campaign of violence against Turkey’s leftist opposition by the jihadi group based in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

I am about to fall asleep between heavy wool blankets and a thin but dense mattress spread around an area previously occupied by a floor table.

To the Barricades? In Turkish Kurdistan, Perhaps Not.

Why has the situation in Turkey’s ethnically Kurdish eastern region abruptly degenerated into civil strife, insurrection and savage state crackdowns, after a long period of relative peace and negotiated progress? In this essay, Vahap Coşkun casts much of the blame on the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party and its new strategy of erecting barricades and digging trenches in the region’s cities: provoking clashes .

In a meeting with the PKK committee in Ankara, the leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party Masoud Barzani reportedly said that the trenches should be shut down as soon as possible

With the Macristas of the Plaza de Mayo

From the plaza beneath Argentina’s presidential palace, Anfibia’s Andres Fidanza surveys the crowds who turned out to celebrate the election of the country’s first conservative president in many years.

Two hours before Cristina Kirchner spoke, Oscar Carrizo -- brown curly hair, glasses, cargo shorts, a man proud of his 25 years of experience in the art of street vending -- had sold all 400 of the Argentine flags he took to Plaza de Mayo for the former president’s outgoing ceremony.

Cristina: Better Than We Deserved

When her term as president ended last month, Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner handed over a country that, for all its shortcomings, has found a stability and optimism that it long lacked. Sixteen years after meeting her briefly and coldly in an elevator, an Argentine writer pens a fond farewell to a president who he grew to see as a luxury.

The only time I saw you up close, nothing good happened.

While War Rages Nearby, Al-Qaeda Quietly Builds a Yemeni Emirate

While Saudi Arabia fights a bloody war against the Shi’ites of western Yemen, Al-Qaeda has quietly established an ‘emirate’ in the vast, but sparsely populated eastern region of Hadramaut. Al-Akhbar’s Adnan Bawzir surveys this Sunni “Emirate,” uncontested by the Saudis, and largely ignored by the rest of the world, and concludes that it is a product of a different form of Saudi expansionism.

The Hadramout coastal region in Yemen is an ideal location for a terrorist organization like al-Qaeda.

Ghosts of The Aerohabitat

Majestic in its decrepitude, the Le Corbusier-influenced Aerohabitat rears up out of the side of the mountain that overlooks the bay of Algiers: a 22-floor obelisk, hundreds of apartments with panoramic views of the city, an enclosed shopping mall halfway up the tower, a four-lane road flowing through the basement–and a large community of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. In the striking photographs of Nassim Rouchiche’s Ca Va Waka, the Aerohabitat is haunted by the ghostly presences of its African inhabitants.

What exactly does the title of your show, "Ca va waka" mean?

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