Stories about Ideas from July, 2019
"You deserve to be proud of yourself, you rare, riotous beauty. Go on, give yourself a huge, rafter-rattling cheer."
As China strengthens its already robust trade and infrastructural ties with Africa, Chinese-government funded Confucius Institutes to teach Chinese Mandarin are on the rise.
With an increasing crime rate, the idea is to help make officers more accountable and rekindle public faith in the police service.
These environmental activists teach young people in Dar es Salaam about the importance of nature conservation and the threat of single-use plastic on the environment.
The NYT’s language to describe their ideal Nairobi bureau chief reignited the debate on Western media's perpetual use of tired clichés and tropes about Africa.
The small Galician town of Narón launched the campaign in January 2018. By February 2019, the population had lost a total 46,000 kilos.
Kazakhstan's former president got to choose his own successor, but couldn't prevent him from becoming a figure of fun.
Formed by residents of São Paulo's outskirts, theater collectives have been gaining ground with plays in the streets that tackle questions like racism and inequality.