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Boss of your own belly

  • International
  • Health
  • Family

This article aims to map the thriving surrogacy business between Israel and Georgia, with particular attention to the role of women in this increasingly global and more lucrative baby business.

Baas in eigen buik

The shadow of the highest dam in the world

  • Politics
  • International
  • Energy
  • Corruption

In October 2016, the authoritarian president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rachmon, pushed a pile of stones into the river Vachsh with a bulldozer. With this symbolic gesture he gave a new start to the construction of the Rogun dam which started in 1976. With 335 meters, Rogun has to become the highest dam in the world and the largest hydroelectric power plant in Central Asia. Quite a strong achievement for the poorest country in the region.

Is ISIS over?

  • Terrorism
  • Politics
  • Conflict
  • International
  • Religion

The caliphate is shrinking and ISIS is practically military defeated. But then what? Is ISIS a thing of the past? What remains of the terrorist group and what is there to expect? 

The Kurdish Utopia

  • Politics
  • International

In his famous book 'Utopia', the English humanist Thomas More describes an ideal state. Ludo De Brabander travels around the 'Democratic Federation of Northern Syria' five centuries after publication. 

Senegal by the Ramblas

  • International
  • Migration
  • Work

Some 500 street vendors from Senegal, India and Pakistan work in the streets of Barcelona. Arkasha Keysers talked to them about fake sneakers, bad beer and the fear of a criminal record.

Sustainability and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Science

The share of the pharmaceutical sector in the Belgian economy is large. According to the organization pharma.be in 2017, the sector employed 35,711 people and our country exported for a total value of 40.5 billion euros of medicines and vaccines worldwide, which is about 10% of Belgian exports. 

Once upon a time...

  • Innovation
  • Science

A six-part documentary series behind the scenes of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

The Indecent (De onfatsoenlijken)

  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Equal opportunities

They are everywhere. They don't understand. They're good-for-nothings. They're a danger, a plague, a disgrace. In The Indecent, Jan Antonissen goes in search of the people who are being looked at with contempt : the frightened white men and women, the racist vote of the populists, the white trash from our suburbs.

Why do Senegalese young people want to go to Europe?

  • Migration
  • International

In Senegal, 63 percent of the population is 25 years or younger. Every year that group gets bigger. Almost all of these young people want to go to Europe. They know the stories about the hellish journey through the desert, the assaults in Libya and the chance to drown in the Mediterranean. But that doesn't stop them. 

Identity cards rip apart Palestinian families

  • Politics
  • Conflict
  • International
  • Family

Palestinians better think twice before they marry. Many couples can't live together because their partner has another identity card.