Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

This was somewhat feared given the current sanitary situation in Japan, but the axe has eventually fallen: the 2021 Olympic Games, initially planned in 2020 and postponed because of the pandemic, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, without any people in the stands. No people, no fans coming from any single part of the world to support their athletes, this is the price to pay … Continue reading Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, before going back to politics?

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?

NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

2-1 Philly. After the big disillusion at Wells Fargo Center which witnessed Atlanta take the first game in their semifinals of conference against Philadelphia, the Sixers are logically leading the debates. But nothing was simple for the team that ended up first seed in the East in the regular season. The victory of last night against Atlanta (127-111) is more than welcome. Hit by surprise … Continue reading NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

In Africa, Covid-19 gets a grip

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

Focus on Melayci: when the celebration of Black beauties becomes palpable

As vaccination against the coronavirus disease starts to spread all over the world, with more and more vaccinated people each day, making it possible to reach the collective immunity and perhaps the end of a worldwide crisis that began one year and a half ago, time has come to get ready for the sunny days as well.  Summer holidays, travelling authorizations, bars and restaurants opening … Continue reading Focus on Melayci: when the celebration of Black beauties becomes palpable

NBA seeking to conquer Africa

While the NBA playoffs were confronting the best American squads all over the US, with the fans back and a little bit of adrenalin between the Knicks and the Hawks, commissioner Adam Silver is thinking bigger for Africa. The NBA boss announced the creation of “NBA Africa”, a project that is supported by investors like former basketball players Joakim Noah, Dikembe Mutombo and Luol Deng. … Continue reading NBA seeking to conquer Africa

Africa on the playoffs race

The NBA playoffs for the season 2020/2021 will start within three weeks, and the struggle is still tough to know who will participate and be part of it. If a few squads already said goodbye to a next episode (Houston, Detroit, Orlando, Minnesota…), some others keep on fighting to save their seat between the seventh and the tenth position, which means play in. The play … Continue reading Africa on the playoffs race

Chadian president Idriss Déby finds death on the battlefield

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

George Floyd case: policeman Derek Chauvin convicted, a victory for Black America

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

Ikalook, the Malian touch for your next night out

The so called next night out may not happen early if you live in Europe or the United States, but this is not an excuse to miss the point about Ikalook! The ready-to-wear brand was launched in 2016 by Namissa Théra Sow, a young entrepreneur from Mali.  First, the young woman was merely wearing garments made up with African fabrics from a traditional production. She began to … Continue reading Ikalook, the Malian touch for your next night out