It is a secret for nobody, except maybe for those who are not parents (yet), but having children is a genuine upheaval in a lifetime. Time suddenly becomes a precious stuff you have to take care of, basically time for yourself. You love your sons and daughters like nothing else in this world, but what a relief to get some time to rest and do … Continue reading When your children re-educate you
In Africa, there is only one territory that remains politically uncontrolled and under no clear rule, if you put apart countries torn apart by civil war like Libya. This territory, Western Sahara, may find a solution, or at least a beginning of solution in the next couple of weeks if what happened recently is followed by concrete acts. Two sites of the United Nations mission … Continue reading Western Sahara: the beginning of a long-lasting solution?
It is a really good news that America and France got one week ago: French journalist Olivier Dubois and American aid worker Jeffery Woodke, kidnapped in Africa a couple of years ago, were set free and got back home! Olivier Dubois, a French journalist working for magazines and newspapers like Libération, Jeune Afrique and Le Point, was kidnapped in Mali on April 8, 2021 in … Continue reading Two hostages set free in Niger after years (and years) of detention
After French President Emmanuel Macron, who went to Central Africa in early March with the desire to set up a “new page” on the relationships between France and African countries, it is America’s turn to book a trip for the continent. While Macron, who is now struggling hard in France to try to find a way to pass his retirement law, went to Angola, Gabon, … Continue reading US Vice President Kamala Harris in Africa for one week
Presidential elections are currently taking place in Nigeria, and whatever happens, the most peopled country in Africa (213 million inhabitants) will have a brand new president in the next few days: as a matter of fact, outgoing president Muhammadu Buhari, 80 years old, cannot get a third presidential term of office since the constitution is allowing two mandates only. As a consequence, the new Nigerian … Continue reading Presidential elections in Nigeria: results expected next week
John Williams Ntwali, a famous Rwandan journalist who was not afraid of criticizing Paul Kagame’s government (and who may have paid the highest price for that), was killed in a motorbike accident on January 18 next to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. At the time, an investigation had been requested by Reporters Without Borders and a bunch of other human rights organizations. All these … Continue reading Rwanda: the investigation for Ntwali’s death denounced by Reporters Without Borders
If Rwanda is developing fast and experimenting a more than interesting economic growth, it is still an issue to tell what you really think in this country, particularly if you do not have a good feeling about the government of Paul Kagame. President since 2000, Kagame is praised for its economic policy and criticized for his repression of the freedom of expression at the same … Continue reading In Rwanda, a journalist with critical look at Kagame’s government dies in suspicious circumstances.
“I am surprised to see that people are so hardly hit. Does it mean that when it comes to Africa, you are less hit? We remember that men can invade countries, kill civilians and children, but we have the feeling that we have to wait for the Ukrainian war to notice it”. These words from French actor Omar Sy, Senegalese roots, logically triggered off a … Continue reading Ukraine: Omar Sy tells the truth and triggers off controversy
Nowadays, we keep our whole lives in our smartphones, and losing them or getting robbed would not be far from a complete nightmare for a lot of us. Quite paradoxical when we notice that we do not always do everything to protect our data and our devices! How many people are keeping their smartphones in the back pocket of their jeans? Very easy for a … Continue reading Watch your smartphone
The recent deadly shootings in American schools can nearly make us think that the circulation of weapons does not concern the entire world. And yet… According to a survey carried out by the Small Arms Survey a couple of years ago, more than one billion firearms would be circulating in the world…And most of them would be possessed by casual civilians (85%). You do not … Continue reading Firearms, just an American issue ?