United States : bearing arms is maybe a right, mostly a scourge

How many deadly shootings do we need before something is done to preserve the lives of the American people? May was terrible in the US with two shootings that sadly reminded America that the second amendment of the US constitution, enforced in 1791, is destroying lives much more than it is protecting them. On May 14, a White supremacist boy was killing 10 people, mostly … Continue reading United States : bearing arms is maybe a right, mostly a scourge

French presidential elections: extreme right in progress

Last week, French presidential elections proclaimed Emmanuel Macron as president of France for the next five years and a second term. Macron got 58,6% of the votes, meaning nearly nineteen million people voting for him. If Marine Le Pen was defeated, she still won 41,4% of the votes, a record for the extreme right party Rassemblement National (once Front National when her father Jean-Marie Le … Continue reading French presidential elections: extreme right in progress

War in Ukraine: Eritrea makes a difference (but not in the best way)

We barely talk about Eritrea, this little country that is located in the Horn of Africa (Eastern Africa) whose independence was proclaimed in 1993 from Ethiopia after the Eritrean War of Independence. Isolated on an international scale because of a repressive and authoritarian regime ruled by president Isaias Afwerki, who has been running the country since the independence in 1993 and does not accept any … Continue reading War in Ukraine: Eritrea makes a difference (but not in the best way)

In Ukraine, the difficult flight for Africans.

The invasion of Ukraine by Russians compelled many people from different nationalities to find a way to escape the country to preserve their lives and the ones of their families. Since the beginning of the conflict that damages the whole country and big cities like Kyiv and Kharkov, surrounded by the military forces of Russian president Vladimir Putin who waged wage to Ukraine after having … Continue reading In Ukraine, the difficult flight for Africans.

In Burkina Faso too,transition gets organized.

Former president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is still kept captive in Ouagadougou no matter the numerous calls from the international community to set him free, and meanwhile, the transition gets organized in a country he used to lead, one month after the coup that overthrew him in favor of lieutenant colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. The military junta made different official announcements lately … Continue reading In Burkina Faso too,transition gets organized.

In Mali, the junta does not want to leave

The Malian people is getting ready to live some difficult moments in the next couple of days, months, and maybe years. This week, the junta that took power one year ago and compelled former president Ibrahim Boubacar Këita to resign in August 2020 decided that they would finally not leave the country until five years.  As they said after the coup in summer 2020 still, … Continue reading In Mali, the junta does not want to leave

Women in Business : ID+EA, an architectural firm set up by the brilliant Fatiya Diene Mazza

Settled down in Senegal (Dakar), the architectural firm ID+EA set up by the Senegalese entrepreneur Fatiya Diene Mazza already enforced many projects in Senegal: The Institute of Art Activities of Diamniadio (2020), the Prestige Agency NSIA Bank in Dakar (2019), the ACB Building in Dakar (2020) or even the AS Villa in Thiès (2021). The last achievement of ID+EA (innovative design engineered architecture) is the … Continue reading Women in Business : ID+EA, an architectural firm set up by the brilliant Fatiya Diene Mazza

In Senegal, there will be a Prime Minister again

For those who can remember The Lion King and Scar’s obsessional dream to become the king and replace his brother Mufasa, leading to the assertion “there will be a king!” to make it easier for the hyenas to understand, the current news must have a touch of nostalgia. Eventually, Senegal will have a Prime Minister again! The news was made official this week: the national … Continue reading In Senegal, there will be a Prime Minister again

The United States visit Africa to strengthen relationships

Time to gain trust and build up strong relationships. The American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, is achieving a tour on the African continent this week to discuss important topics and strengthen partnership and cooperation between the US and Africa. The official of the Biden administration already went to Kenya and Nigeria, two English-speaking countries, and will end up his tour with Senegal this weekend … Continue reading The United States visit Africa to strengthen relationships

The transition gets organized in Guinea

A few weeks after the deposing of former Guinean president Alpha Condé, the transition gets organized in Guinea Conakry, not always in the most peaceful atmosphere with an endangered liberty of press symbolized by that surprise visit of media group Djoma Média by the special forces, but with what seems to be a support of the people towards the action of the new rulers. Colonel … Continue reading The transition gets organized in Guinea