In Europe, Chechen bloggers victims of a new campaign of terror

Toumso Abdourakhmanov, Chechen blogger, critic of the government of Ramzan Kadyrov, during the “Chechen Lives Matter” rally in front of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, on January 8, 2022. SABRINA DOLIDZE / DIVERGENCE Chilling and anonymous, the messages appeared suddenly. Toumso Abdourakhmanov received his on his Telegram channel on December 22, 2021. “We will … Read more

“Italian far-left activists exiled in France are the subject of a persecution that is more revenge than justice”

Tribune. The investigative chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal must rule on a case-by-case basis, between March 23 and April 20, on the request of the Italian government to extradite ten former militants, men and women, of the Italian extreme left exiled in France for decades. The intention of the French government to respond … Read more

CAN 2022: “Football makes me forget the Boko Haram attacks for a few hours”

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa. Supporters watch a CAN match in Mora, a locality located in the Far North region of Cameroon, … Read more

In Kazakshtan, Nazarbayev reappears to announce his retirement

Kazakshtan’s former president Nursultan Nazarbayev in a televised speech following protests sparked by rising fuel prices. This photo was posted on January 18, 2022. ELBASY.KZ / VIA REUTERS Very weakened, the former president of Kazakhstan, Noursultan Nazarbayev, 81, broadcast a video message on his YouTube channel on Tuesday January 18, while a growing number of … Read more

For Ramy Shaath, an eventful release, uncertain until the last minute

Ramy Shaath upon his arrival in France, at Roissy airport, January 8, 2022. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP The release of Ramy Shaath was initially announced on January 3, by an Egyptian judicial source to Agence France-Presse. It had been looming since early December, when this Palestinian-Egyptian political activist agreed to renounce his Egyptian nationality, … Read more

Mass grave truck case in Great Britain: a Vietnamese sentenced to fifteen years in prison in Belgium

A 45-year-old Vietnamese was sentenced by the Bruges Criminal Court on Wednesday, January 19, to fifteen years in prison, for having played a leading role in the smuggling of migrants which resulted in the death of several dozen of his compatriots in 2019. The bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants – 31 men and eight women, … Read more

Ukraine: the United States and Europe in search of sanctions in the face of the Russian threat

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to the media after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, Monday, January 17, 2022. EFREM LUKATSKY / AP If it wishes, Russia has many military options to strike Ukraine. Conversely, the United States and the Europeans have a wide range of economic sanctions to respond to. We still … Read more

In Madagascar, at least 10 dead in floods after torrential rains

At least ten people died after torrential rains in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, where more than 500 people no longer have a roof, announced, Tuesday January 18, the Malagasy authorities. Most of the victims were trapped in landslides or collapsed houses, especially in the deprived neighborhoods of the suburbs of Antananarivo, which has nearly … Read more

On the “Road of Bones”, paved with the bodies of Gulag prisoners

By Isabelle Mandraud Posted today at 5:43 a.m., updated at 6:24 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers In images, in picturesKolyma, an icy desert in northeastern Russia, is synonymous with the worst hours in Soviet history. The path that leads there was built from 1932 to 1953 by prisoners who perished there. An abandoned region, where … Read more

Emmanuel Macron wants to play the European card

Press conference by Emmanuel Macron and Ursula von der Leyen at the Elysee Palace in Paris, January 7, 2022. AGND DHERBEYS/ MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” Emmanuel Macron was 30 years old during the last French presidency of the European Union (EU), in 2008. The young Rothschild banker then observed Nicolas Sarkozy from a distance running … Read more