In 2015, around 35 thousand unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden, of which more than 23 thousand were from Afghanistan. For many, making it to Sweden represented the ultimate goal, as they had been promised it was the best country on earth for asylum seekers. However, things did not really unfold as expected
During a visit to Burkina Faso, French president Emmanuel Macron presented his vision of a new era in French-African relations - one that leaves imperialistic, neo-colonialist attitudes in the past and invests in the hope and potential that the African youth embody. But the president’s speech showed how difficult it is for former colonial powers to shed their paternalistic tone, despite his attempt to identify with the young African population for whom a colonised Africa is a thing of the past.
A little over two years ago, the refugee crisis broke out in Europe. Panic gripped European leaders as thousands of people arrived at their borders, fleeing war and persecution. It was the highest number of forcibly displaced persons the world had encountered since the aftermath of World War 2.