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About despair and doom

INDIA: The Theater of Cruelty has just returned from India, where they participated in the 12th International Theater Festival in Kerala. We asked director Lars Øyno to reflect on their performance and experiences.

Organic rage

Fausto Padovini: Omo Change

ETHIOPIA: Could modernity have sprinkled some small blessings on peoples in the homeland of Nobel Prize winner Abiy Ahmed?

The culture of the future of the future and Abiy Ahmed

COMMENT: In the future, people and governments are assumed to have learned enough to be able to handle conflicts without weapons and enemy thinking. Whether we will ever get there, we do not know, but the possibility exists, and how it will be, depends on our choices.

improvisation Surgery

Erik Gandini: The Rebel Surgeon

: The Swedish surgeon Erik Erichsen got tired of social isolation and heavily bureaucratized working days in Scandinavia. Now he spends his time developing his own form of creative surgery in the village of Ethiopia.

Power is shifted in Africa

: While the Arab Spring is marked by stagnation, there is a quiet revolution south of the Sahara.