Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé. The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?
Is there a political curse in Ivory Coast at the post of Prime Minister? Without being superstitious, the question deserves to be raised. On march 10th 2021, Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko tragically passed away in Germany as a result of cancer. He had been replacing Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the former Prime Minister who suddenly died in exercising his duties as well, in July 2020. Ivory … Continue reading Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko
The recent crisis that hit Senegal lately is much more than a simple protest after the arrest of Ousmane Sonko. His interpellation was actually the trigger that enabled the Senegalese population to set free all their frustration and dissatisfaction over the last few years, sometimes not even related to Ousmane Sonko. The main contender of Senegalese president Macky Sall was put under arrest on Wednesday … Continue reading Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed
Is the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma going to spend some time in jail? The politician, who ruled the protea flower nation from 2009 to 2018 before resigning due to multiple scandals of corruption, is currently threatened with two years of prison by the anticorruption commission of his country. But the reason is not the bribery thing. Raymond Zondo, the judge of the … Continue reading Jacob Zuma behind bars?
Even though Donald Trump did not acknowledge he had just been defeated in the race towards the American presidency, this is it. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, also known as Joe Biden, is the new president of the United States. After days of uncertainty and confusion, the former vice-president of Barack Obama managed to gather the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the forty-sixth president … Continue reading Joe Biden 46th US president, a relief for Afro-Americans
Recent protests leave us internationally reflective on the cultural shift toward a no-nonsense approach to intolerance. The world is no longer an ignorant enough place to accept bias and discrimination with regards to race and culture or any other forms of xenophobic rationalizations. Conscious and progressive, the average person is more than aware of their forward-thinking place in society and their role in moving into … Continue reading Letter from an African-American woman living in the United States in 2020…