Between Paris and Bamako, a dead end escalation

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. In Bamako, Place de l’Indépendance, demonstration of support for putschist Colonel Assimi Goïta, June 4, 2021. AMADOU … 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

Three dead in the United Arab Emirates in a drone attack blamed on Houthi rebels

Partial view of the industrial area where the drones fell, killing three people, Monday January 17, 2022. – / AFP Three people – a Pakistani and two Indians – were killed in a series of explosions in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday (January 17). Three tank trucks exploded “near ADNOC storage tanks [la … Read more

“My children are dead, you can kill yourself but …”: the rebirth of Lory Del Santo

From its beginnings as a valley at the Festivalbar in 1975 to today time has passed, but Lory Del Santo, 63 springs, continues to maintain a curiosity towards anything, as if it were still the beginning of his working adventure. “If you have no plans in life, it means that you are close to death. … Read more

Sidney Poitier, the first black comedian to receive the Oscar for best actor, in 1964, is dead

Sidney Poitier in a scene from the film “Le Lys des champs”, in 1963. BETTMANN ARCHIVE For a few months, in 1967, the year of In the heat of the Night and of Guess who’s coming to dinner ?, Sidney Poitier, who died Thursday January 6 at the age of 94 in Los Angeles, was … Read more

Francisco Sionil Jose, great voice of the Philippines, is dead

Filipino writer Francisco Sionil Jose died Thursday at the age of 97 in a Manila hospital just before undergoing an operation, the Philippine branch of PEN Club International said on its Facebook page. Born in Rosales, a small town in Pangasinan Province, on December 3, 1924, Pablo Neruda Award winner (2004) and Knight of Arts … Read more

United States: twelve dead, including eight children, in the fire of a social housing building in Philadelphia

The blackened windows on both floors are a testament to the virulence of the fire that broke out in the Fairmont neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., On January 5, 2022. MATT ROURKE / AP Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recalls ” one of the most tragic days in history ” from the city. Twelve people, including eight … Read more

In Kigali, four dead and twenty-seven years of doubts

By Pierre Lepidi Posted today at 00:35 Reserved for our subscribers Story“Rwanda, the impossible investigation” (2/2). Since April 1994, justice has never sought to establish who killed the gendarmes Maier and Didot, the latter’s wife and their Rwandan guard. For the families of the victims, the truth seems irremediably buried in the depths of great … Read more

Famous Kenyan paleontologist Richard Leakey is dead

Richard Leakey, then head of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), in 2018. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP World-renowned paleontologist and politician, Kenyan Richard Leakey has died at the age of 77. “This afternoon I learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Dr Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, the former head of the Kenya Wildlife … Read more

Harry Reid, former Democratic leader of the US Senate, is dead

Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, December 3, 1996. DENNIS COOK / AP Former head of the US Senate Harry Reid, an emblematic figure of the Democratic Party and of the political scene in the United States for several decades, has died at the age … Read more