The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
The French and British governments have prioritised security over humanity for refugees in the Calais Jungle.
As the camp for migrants and refugees outside Calais is dismantled, two academics from either side of the Channel look at what will happen next.
In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.
Ali Bongo seems to have won Gabon's elections. Yet his contested "victory" has radically changed the political field in this soft democracy, one of Africa's richest and most stable.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
Celtic and St Etienne are both in the dock with UEFA over fans waving Palestinian flags at Israeli teams.
Calls to amend the Le Touquet treaty between Britain and France are growing louder.
How literary analysis led one scholar to develop a theory of how immigrants become connected to their host society -- and therefore unlikely to attack it.
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
With tensions already high, telling Muslim women not to dress a certain way at the beach will only make things worse.
It may be politically convenient, but the ban by some French cities on the burkini bathing assumes all Muslim women view covered clothing in the same way.
Local collaborations between the fiercely secular state and religious groups have a long history.
While the French public comes to terms with a series of appalling attacks, politicians seize the opportunity to position themselves ahead of next year's Presidential election.
France needs to find a place for Islam in its fiercely secular state.
The people who killed a priest in Rouen were driven by a warped agenda, not their social and economic backgrounds.