It is a secret for nobody, except maybe for those who are not parents (yet), but having children is a genuine upheaval in a lifetime. Time suddenly becomes a precious stuff you have to take care of, basically time for yourself. You love your sons and daughters like nothing else in this world, but what a relief to get some time to rest and do … Continue reading When your children re-educate you
In Africa, there is only one territory that remains politically uncontrolled and under no clear rule, if you put apart countries torn apart by civil war like Libya. This territory, Western Sahara, may find a solution, or at least a beginning of solution in the next couple of weeks if what happened recently is followed by concrete acts. Two sites of the United Nations mission … Continue reading Western Sahara: the beginning of a long-lasting solution?
It is a really good news that America and France got one week ago: French journalist Olivier Dubois and American aid worker Jeffery Woodke, kidnapped in Africa a couple of years ago, were set free and got back home! Olivier Dubois, a French journalist working for magazines and newspapers like Libération, Jeune Afrique and Le Point, was kidnapped in Mali on April 8, 2021 in … Continue reading Two hostages set free in Niger after years (and years) of detention
If Rwanda is developing fast and experimenting a more than interesting economic growth, it is still an issue to tell what you really think in this country, particularly if you do not have a good feeling about the government of Paul Kagame. President since 2000, Kagame is praised for its economic policy and criticized for his repression of the freedom of expression at the same … Continue reading In Rwanda, a journalist with critical look at Kagame’s government dies in suspicious circumstances.
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
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