Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé.  The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

The drawing lots of the UEFA Champions’ League quarter finals, the most prestigious European competition of football, took place last Friday right after the second leg games of round of sixteen. Eight teams will try to take over from Bayern Munich after the coronation of the Germans last year in final against French team PSG (1-0). If two squads, Manchester City and Bayern, are generally … Continue reading Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

Exploring Africa : School on the water

Learning one’s lesson while swinging at the rate of the swell is not something impossible in Nigeria. On the coast of Lagos, the most crowded city in Nigeria and one of the most populated ones all over Africa, pupils can attend a floating school in a neighborhood called Makoko. This part of the city is located on Third Mainland Bridge, close to Clinic Road. The … Continue reading Exploring Africa : School on the water

MF DOOM is gone and will be missed

MF DOOM, also known as Madvillain, Metal Fingers or merely under his civil name Daniel Dumile, is gone. The British rap singer, born in London from a Zimbabwean father and a Trinidadian mother, passed away at the age of forty-nine years old on last October 31st. His wife Jasmine announced his death two months later on her Instagram account, a sullen news for the woman, … Continue reading MF DOOM is gone and will be missed

Racism out of stadium

On Wednesday, December 9th, Paris Saint-Germain beat Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 for the sake of the last game of group stage of the Champions’ League and got qualified for the round of sixteen in upcoming February/March, about to be played against FC Barcelona of Lionel Messi. But the most important is elsewhere. That game was of course a claimed victory over racism after the events of … Continue reading Racism out of stadium

Holidays & New Year’s Eve dinners: it is time to tickle your taste buds!

In a couple of days, we will bid farewell to 2020, a sullen year most people are happy to leave due to the sanitary crisis and the heavy damage that it caused all over the world. We are now going to celebrate 2021, hoping that it will be a better year, which is not that difficult, filled up with more good news and the promise … Continue reading Holidays & New Year’s Eve dinners: it is time to tickle your taste buds!

Exploring Africa: the ambivalent beauty of Gorée

While wandering around Gorée Island, one of the nineteen districts of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, you have great chances to be positively impressed by the charm of the setting that surrounds you: narrow alleys, lush tropical flora, multicolored houses, sunny shores, and crafts displayed along your path may make you think that you just set foot on a paradisiac island. The beauty of … Continue reading Exploring Africa: the ambivalent beauty of Gorée

Ceaseless move in the NBA

While the NBA new season 2020/2021 is about to begin, if things do happen as planned, by the end of December (22nd), some big move has already occurred in the franchises regarding players’ departures and arrivals, and you may find it hard to recognize Oklahoma or Detroit after this. African fellows are no exception After four years fighting for the Toronto Raptors (2017-2020) and a … Continue reading Ceaseless move in the NBA