China, Russia not invited to US democracy summit

Joe Biden, November 23, 2021, in Washington. ALEX WONG / AFP Yes to Taiwan, no to China, Russia and Turkey. Joe Biden invited some 110 countries and territories to his virtual summit for democracy in December, and the choice of those absent is as much talked about as the present. Among the guests, whose list … Read more

Democracy and climate change at the heart of Anthony Blinken’s trip to Africa

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Washington on June 8, 2021. KEVIN DIETSCH / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, begins in Nairobi, Tuesday evening November 16, his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office. A displacement centered on democracy and climate change, but the crises in Ethiopia … Read more

In Japan, behind the victory of the conservatives, the numbness of democracy

Japanese Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Fumio Kishida, with senior party members. The board lists the names of the successful candidates for the general election at party headquarters in Tokyo on October 31, 2021. POOL / REUTERS The Liberal Democratic Party (PLD), which has dominated Japanese political life almost continuously since … Read more

“The rule of law and democracy: such is the treasure that the people of Benin must be given back”

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. In Porto-Novo, Benin’s capital, President Patrice Talon inaugurates the Charles-de-Gaulle stadium on May 23, 2021. YANICK FOLLY … Read more