Perhaps you have heard about that dramatic figure released by The Guardian in February 2021: according to the British newspaper, 6 500 people would have died in Qatar since the beginning of the construction works for the 2022 football world cup. If that figure must be taken with a pinch of salt, the fact is that a lot of foreign workers suffered awful working conditions in a country … Continue reading Human rights in Qatar: what will happen once the Football World Cup is done?
The elderly will probably tell you that the world has always been the same and that what we are currently living already occurred in the past. Nonetheless, no matter how old you are, the same observation is drawn by many people: your friends, your family, your professional circle, the media and even some people you just meet for the first time will tell you they … Continue reading Say no to aggressiveness
American president Joe Biden and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa met last Friday in the White House to discuss international relationships between both countries in a delicate context underlined by the war in Ukraine and its aftermath far beyond the only European continent. While the Western states decided to condemn Russia and its president Vladimir Putin for what they did (and are still doing) … Continue reading Summit between USA and South Africa on the background of war in Ukraine
Going back to work after the summer holidays is maybe as difficult as waiting for the summertime vacation period while the sun is shining all day long. For those who were lucky enough to leave home and go somewhere else to enjoy time far away from the daily routine, it is not always easy to get back to a professional activity after two or three … Continue reading Going back to work: how to overcome the end of holidays?
Mother Nature is particularly hotheaded this summer. While the effects of global warming are becoming more visible and obvious each day that goes by, with drought episodes from France to Somalia, forest fires from California to Brittany and unbearable temperatures in Western Europe, it is not only necessary but really vital to stop the rise of greenhouse gas in our everyday lives: growing more trees, … Continue reading Flooding in Dakar, one dead
Most people usually take the summertime period to spend some time and travel with their friends or families. Sunny weather, ability to get some holidays more easily since the company where you work is up for it (sometimes your firm will even be closed for a certain period in July or August), and a terrible desire not to stay locked up in a dark tiny … Continue reading Going on holidays, a good way to strengthen relationships
Expatriation may not be the next plan of your professional career in period of worldwide pandemic, and “home sweet home” after all, but making the leap and trying one’s luck is a step that you will remember for the rest of your life, no matter the country where you settle down. Some are still thinking about going and living abroad, but we must admit that … Continue reading Making the leap of expatriation
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
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
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)