What’s in a name? by Hen Gur-Harye, Israel

What's in a name? Well actually, a lot of things. Your culture, your family’s history, your parents’ secrets. You are born with a label that defines you. A few letters bunched together that represent something more complex than just a definition - they represent you, a living, breathing human being. I personally have had a … Continue reading What’s in a name? by Hen Gur-Harye, Israel

Young African leaders lost on their way to Europe by Yayehiyrad H.micheal from Ethiopia

I am an optimistic person. I have always seen my Africa as a continent with lots of opportunities and potential, that only needed more time to shine than the rest of the world. Today us, the African youth, the African young leaders, are driving our countries towards a prosperous and better future. However, one doesn’t … Continue reading Young African leaders lost on their way to Europe by Yayehiyrad H.micheal from Ethiopia

Brain Drain by Firdaousse Ouknider from Morocco

27,300,000: This is the number of the highly educated foreign born in developed countries in 2010. 16,050,000: This was the number in 2000. A 70% increase in a decade. Intriguing, isn’t it? Almost appalling. The question begs to be asked: Why? Why do so many educated young men and women seek life away from home? Between … Continue reading Brain Drain by Firdaousse Ouknider from Morocco

Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia

I met Mohamed in Palermo, Italy. Mohamed, 31 year old, is an illegal immigrant from Tunisia. He gently accepted to answer to my questions in a small bar at Ballaro market. -Tell me first about your childhood. What led you to think that illegal immigration was the only solution? I grew up in the countryside, … Continue reading Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia

I am a Messenger by Lea Ledwon, Germany

I am on an airplane, flying back to Germany. I have spent the last four years in Israel and decided to take a break from the Middle Eastern craziness, beauty, stress and intensity. Full of emotions and a head steaming of thoughts about my experiences and the great friends I have made, I finally find … Continue reading I am a Messenger by Lea Ledwon, Germany