• The European Games in Baku: A false start?

    The last Sunday of June saw the finale of the inaugural European Games in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, a two-week intensive multi-sport competition with athletes from all over Europe. But what exactly was the point of it all? Cafébabel went to find out. 

  • Casablanca: La Grande Illusion

    Von am 27. Mai 2014

    Sidi Moumen is one of Casablanca's 500 shanty towns. The slum produced the five suicide bombers who launched the deadliest terrorist attacks in Morocco's history. Most Casablancans will never set foot there. But Cafébabel paid Sidi Moumen a visit to speak to the people, see how they're faring today, find out what the future holds and see Sidi Moumen in the context of Casablanca as a whole

  • Jewish life in Budapest: A tale of two cities

    Von am 18. März 2013
    Three years after jobbik became the third largest political force in parliament, the ultra-nationalist party has been accused of once again whipping up anti-semitic feeling. As observers fear a creeping upsurge in nationalist and xenophobic discourse, what chance of revival is there for the jewish community in a city that so many of their ancestors once called home?
  • Religious outlaws of Minsk

    Von am 10. Oktober 2012
    In 2002, Belarus introduced new legislation on religious affairs. Amidst the complex and byzantine instructions, one message was clear – state permission is required to practice religious ceremonies in non-religious buildings. For protestants, who historically have fewer traditional churches, this put them directly in the firing line of the government.