COP26: in Glasgow, stratospheric prices and a deficient organization

COP26 in Glasgow stratospheric prices and a deficient organization

People are registering to enter the venue for the United Nations climate conference. Glasgow (Scotland), Friday October 29, 2021. MATT DUNHAM / AP How many delegates and journalists will give up traveling to Glasgow for COP26, which opens on October 31? Probably many of them, given the exorbitant prices displayed by hotels and the Airbnb … Read more

Wave, the blue tornado that is making its mark in mobile payment in West Africa

Wave the blue tornado that is making its mark in

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. The logo of the American start-up. WAVE In the war waged by mobile payment operators in Africa, … Read more

Iraqi prime minister escapes attack

Iraqi prime minister escapes attack

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi with Iraqi security officials after the attack on his residence in Baghdad on November 7 (photo transmitted by his press service). PRESS DEPARTMENT OF THE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER / REUTERS With a bandage on his left arm and his features drawn, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi appealed for calm and restraint in a … Read more

In Ethiopia, diplomats try to obtain a ceasefire

In Ethiopia diplomats try to obtain a ceasefire

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Ethiopian government soldiers on a road leading to Abiy Addi, in the Tigray region (northern Ethiopia), May … Read more

Serious concern in the West over the state of health of an imprisoned Chinese journalist

Serious concern in the West over the state of health

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrate in support of jailed journalist Zhang Zhan on December 28, 2020. KIN CHEUNG / AP While some evoke a virtual meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart, Joe Biden, before November 25, the detention of Zhang Zhan, a Chinese journalist whose life is said to be in … Read more

The energy transition, a huge challenge for a South Africa very dependent on coal

The energy transition a huge challenge for a South Africa

The Rooiwal coal-fired power station near Pretoria on October 13, 2021. MICHELE SPATARI / AFP South African President Cyril Ramaphosa repeated it again in October: developed countries “Bear the greatest responsibility for climate change” and must, as such, “Offer significant financial support” to developing countries, in their efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Less … Read more

Scotland’s green transition left behind

Scotlands green transition left behind

Empty warehouses, piles of scrap on the water’s edge: between Dundee and Edinburgh, the Methil shipyard, facing the North Sea, is sadly calm at the beginning of October. The company was nonetheless a benchmark in Scotland until the mid-2010s, a specialist in the construction of oil platforms, which successfully began a conversion into structures for … Read more

Joe Biden facing the constraints of long time

Joe Biden facing the constraints of long time

Editorial. “It is no exaggeration to say that we have taken a monumental step forward as a nation. “ Joe Biden did not spare any superlatives to congratulate himself on the adoption, on November 5, by the House of Representatives of a cornerstone of his political agenda: the bill on infrastructure. Worth 1,200 billion dollars … Read more

Palestinian human rights defenders spied on by Pegasus

Palestinian human rights defenders spied on by Pegasus

Sahar Francis (left), director of Addameer, and Tahseen Elayyan (right), of the Al-Haq human rights organization, at a joint press conference in Ramallah, West Bank, November 8, 2021 . NASSER NASSER / AP For the first time, eavesdropping on activists and human rights defenders using Pegasus spyware is documented in the Palestinian territories. Computer security … Read more

Migrants: strong tensions on the border between Poland and Belarus

Migrants strong tensions on the border between Poland and Belarus

Migrants attempt to cross the Kuznica border crossing on Monday, November 8, 2021. HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS Polish authorities warned on Monday (November 8) that hundreds of migrants from Belarus were trying to cross the border into Poland, the eastern edge of the European Union (EU). The latter accuses the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko – … Read more