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
The invasion of Ukraine by Russians compelled many people from different nationalities to find a way to escape the country to preserve their lives and the ones of their families. Since the beginning of the conflict that damages the whole country and big cities like Kyiv and Kharkov, surrounded by the military forces of Russian president Vladimir Putin who waged wage to Ukraine after having … Continue reading In Ukraine, the difficult flight for Africans.
Former president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is still kept captive in Ouagadougou no matter the numerous calls from the international community to set him free, and meanwhile, the transition gets organized in a country he used to lead, one month after the coup that overthrew him in favor of lieutenant colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. The military junta made different official announcements lately … Continue reading In Burkina Faso too,transition gets organized.
The Malian people is getting ready to live some difficult moments in the next couple of days, months, and maybe years. This week, the junta that took power one year ago and compelled former president Ibrahim Boubacar Këita to resign in August 2020 decided that they would finally not leave the country until five years. As they said after the coup in summer 2020 still, … Continue reading In Mali, the junta does not want to leave
For those who can remember The Lion King and Scar’s obsessional dream to become the king and replace his brother Mufasa, leading to the assertion “there will be a king!” to make it easier for the hyenas to understand, the current news must have a touch of nostalgia. Eventually, Senegal will have a Prime Minister again! The news was made official this week: the national … Continue reading In Senegal, there will be a Prime Minister again
West Africa is suffering bustle and violent political change right now. After Mali earlier this year, this is the turn of Guinea to undergo a coup that puts all the country, one of the less developed in Africa and in the world despite massive resources, in deep uncertainty for the next weeks and months. President Apha Condé was captured by the rebels who set up … Continue reading Coup in Guinea: a whole in uncertainty
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?
Be careful if you are currently booking your next holidays. Lists are green, orange and red, and depict a reality which could either enable or prevent you from travelling and spending time in some country. The spreading of vaccinated people unfortunately goes along with the multiplication of variants, and the red list of nearly forbidden countries is growing. In France, the red list was already … Continue reading Covid-19: Namibia on the red list
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
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