Covid-19 update: the third wave hits Africa

Summertime unfolds between ice creams, restaurants along the beach and mojitos, and sometimes makes us forget about what occurs on our planet, but the sanitary situation keeps being worrying in a lot of regions. In the West Indies, some medical help was sent from metropolitan France to try to hold back the spread of the virus in a region where beds are lacking in the … Continue reading Covid-19 update: the third wave hits Africa

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

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

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

Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed

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

Jacob Zuma behind bars?

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?

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an appointment for History

The least we can say is that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not doing things by halves. The Nigerian politician is about to be appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO for the intimates) and will then lead an institution that was looking for a chief in a difficult period highlighted by the coronavirus disease and the commercial war between the United States and China. This … Continue reading Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an appointment for History

Art as a cure against COVID-19?

Those times of uncertainty we have been living for more than a year have at least the virtue of unleashing inspiration. All over the world, artists, no matter their domain, are using the torments triggered off by the coronavirus disease to feed their creations: painting, music, poetry, sculpture, every single form of art is achieving the mission humanity untrusted them: a duty of memory and … Continue reading Art as a cure against COVID-19?