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Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad

AFRICA: In Norway, interest in the Sahel is growing: With the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, both the strength and the number of rebel groups in the Sahel increased. After the start of the global war on terror in 2001, more and more countries have taken an interest in this large area. But aren't the Islamists fighting here primarily against the West?

Political thriller from real-life Egypt

ARAB MOVIE DAYS: "Boy from Heaven" is first and foremost a well-composed suspense film, but at the same time gives an exciting insight into religious environments and political lines of conflict in today's Egypt.

Heritage, artistry and staging

REALITY NOVEL: Lene Berg's project is a staging of the memory of a father shrouded in myth – but just as much of herself and her own identity. She was only nine years old when her father was arrested for the murder of her stepmother Evelyne.

Painful stories from the colonies

colonialism: Dorothee M. Kellou's documentary is a painful dive into the narrative narratives of Algeria's eight-year liberation struggle from the French colonial power.

What does Michel Houellebecq want?

The controversial author Michel Houellebecq recently released his first book in four years. Will the book give the French farmers the help they need in the fight for their livelihood?

Deadly, complicated and expensive nuclear waste

In 2019 there are 17 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste to be cleared and stored in Norwegian nature. It is a very complicated and environmentally hazardous work, which the authorities have pushed ahead of them for years.

Is it a crime to save lives?

France sentenced its own citizens to prison for assisting people in need. Europe is letting the tangled remains of its morals and ethics drown in the Mediterranean. Libre follows a man who is protesting.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

It is far from Tehran 1978 to Paris, Copenhagen or Oslo 2018, but with Foucault's help we may be able to understand a little more of the religious language of the Iranian revolution.

After the revolution

Why are all the transitions of society an earthquake that strives for something better but ends up in something terrible?

Foreign political shadow play

Laurent Larcher calls for openness, value proposition and debate on French foreign policy. The author claims that France's elite of power conceals its real agenda behind meaningless statements and secrecy.

Hidden everyday racism in France

In our daily lives we are constantly sacrificing the identity, identity and individuality of others at the altar of the group, writes French author Tania de Montaigne in a new book.

An ordinary day at the intelligence office

The Le Bureau agent series takes place in a recognizable political reality, where knowledge is both power and a negotiable commodity – in addition to focusing on the French intelligence service as a workplace. 

Money and corpses in Sarkozy's wake 

French journalists Arfi and Laske dig into the real causes of the bombing in Libya in 2011. 

Elite liberalism + mass nationalism = true

For political scientist Jean François Bayart, globalization and the development of national identity are complementary processes.

The unpleasant truth

Living by the Gun in Chad is a real find for those who want to understand the political complexity of sub-Saharan Africa.

Headwind revolution

VG commentator Frithjof Jacobsen says in the book Project Prime Minister that "modern politics is not about educating the people and seeking adherence to ideological principles, but about trying to understand what answers people want to hear"