Boldly Go!
Henry Wismayer

So true. Before I moved to Benin in 2013, people warned me about the danger of the war occuring then in Mali.

But Benin and Mali don’t even share the same borders, and the war took place in the north of the country, about 2 000 km away from Benin’s coast where I was living…

I dream of the day when people would just stop saying “Africa” like it’s one big unit (devastated by war, poverty and famine, of course) and name the country/region instead.

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