In Mali, the death of a French soldier increases uncertainty

French soldiers of the “Barkhane” force, in Gao, Mali, in June 9, 2021. JEROME DELAY / AP The pressure does not weaken on the soldiers of the operation “Barkhane”. While the French forces deployed in the Sahel are now officially disengaged from northern Mali and refocused around the eastern town of Gao, a French soldier … Read more

The death of an 11-year-old schoolboy in murky circumstances agitates Nigeria

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. Dowen College in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. DR The investigation into the death of an … Read more

Death of Kwasi Wiredu, a major figure in African philosophy

“Kwasi Wiredu, one of the most important African philosophers, died at the age of 90. “ It is with these words that the American-Ghanaian philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor at New York University, announced on Twitter, Saturday, January 8, the disappearance of a man who has considerably marked contemporary African thought for years. 1970 to … Read more

Death of Ahmaud Arbery: three white men sentenced to life in prison for murder of African-American jogger

Ahmaud Arbery’s name was chanted in anti-racist protests held in the United States in the summer of 2020, after the death of George Floyd, an African-American killed by a white police officer. KEREM YUCEL / AFP Three white men were sentenced, Friday, January 7, to life imprisonment for having pursued and then killed a young … Read more

Astronomers capture red supergiant’s death throes

Journal Reference: W. V. Jacobson-Galán et al. Final Moments. I. Precursor Emission, Envelope Inflation, and Enhanced Mass Loss Preceding the Luminous Type II Supernova 2020tlf. The Astrophysical Journal, 2022; Volume 924, Number 1 [abstract] Led by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), the team observed the red supergiant during … Read more

Vaccination pass: death threats and attacks are increasing against the deputies of the majority

The hemicycle of the National Assembly before the examination of the bill aimed at transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass, on January 3, 2022. BRUNO LEVY FOR “THE WORLD” In recent weeks, threats and attacks against parliamentarians have continued to proliferate against the backdrop of the health crisis. Garage and cars set on … Read more

Iraq: thousands of demonstrators for the second anniversary of the death of General Soleimani

Thousands of supporters of Hashd Al-Chaabi, a coalition of Iraqi militias dominated by pro-Iranian factions, demonstrate in Baghdad on January 1, 2022. SABAH ARAR / AFP That was almost two years ago, January 3, 2020. On the orders of US President Donald Trump, an armed drone sprayed the vehicle in which Iranian General Ghassem Soleimani, … Read more

Omicron variant: South Africa says peak has passed, without significant rise in death toll

South Africa, where the new variant of Covid-19 was detected last month, announced Thursday, November 30, to have passed the peak of the Omicron wave without a significant increase in the number of deaths. “All the indicators suggest that the country has probably passed the peak of the fourth wave” pandemic, the presidency said in … Read more

Death of American researcher Edward Osborne Wilson, father of sociobiology and defender of biodiversity

American researcher Edward Osborne Wilson, March 1, 2000. JOHN FOLEY / OPALE His work is so vast that some have believed to see in him a “New Darwin”, when others nicknamed him more affectionately « Ant Man », the ant man. American biologist Edward Osborne Wilson died on December 26, 2021 in Burlington, Massachusetts, at … Read more

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