The return home was more than expected by millions of Ivorian people, still fully supportive of Laurent Gbagbo after a few years spent in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium) to attempt (successfully) to prove his innocence in the aftermath of the crisis 2010-2011. Acquitted by the court of appeal of the International Criminal Court on March 31, the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) was thus … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, before going back to politics?
Be careful if you are currently booking your next holidays. Lists are green, orange and red, and depict a reality which could either enable or prevent you from travelling and spending time in some country. The spreading of vaccinated people unfortunately goes along with the multiplication of variants, and the red list of nearly forbidden countries is growing. In France, the red list was already … Continue reading Covid-19: Namibia on the red list
In a couple of months, the worldwide pandemic will perhaps be nothing more than a bad souvenir that belongs to the past, thanks to the spreading of the vaccine all over the world and the collective immunity that wants to be reached with more and more people getting vaccinated every day. Well, the crisis is far from being over, even though you can witness some … Continue reading In Africa, Covid-19 gets a grip
Chadian president Idriss Déby Itno passed away last Tuesday. The one who had been ruling the country for more than thirty years after a coup d’état in 1990 was killed on the battlefield following operations against the rebels, according to the army. Idriss Déby had just been reelected president of Chad in April for a sixth presidential term of office. Professional soldier and supreme chief … Continue reading Chadian president Idriss Déby finds death on the battlefield
Last Tuesday was a good day, Ice Cube would say. Policeman Derek Chauvin, responsible for George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020, was convicted and sentenced to prison this week after months of protest and trouble that have been shaking America and the whole world since the case was known. Guilty of murder, the former policeman, forty-five years old, will know the duration of … Continue reading George Floyd case: policeman Derek Chauvin convicted, a victory for Black America
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