Liberia lines up a swell surf scene
26 June 2022 | 7:13 am
The top ten most neglected displacement crises in the world are all in Africa. It's a worrying first for the annual report of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Also, "Supreme Remains" is a haunting play that has premiered at the Dakar Biennale, inviting audiences to step back through time as an African mask narrates her turbulent past. And in Liberia, the town of Robertsport is at the heart of a swell surf scene; we take a closer look.
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