In Nigeria, the difficult return to life of the inhabitants of Maiduguri, haunted by Boko Haram

Par Liza Fabbian Published today at 7:00 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageInsecurity, inflation, power cuts: the capital of Borno State, bereaved by more than ten years of jihadist abuses, is still vulnerable. To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., … Read more

Slight increase in births and rebound in life expectancy in France in 2021, despite Covid-19

After the demographic shock of 2020, marked by the excess mortality linked to Covid-19, it is on a positive note that the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) has chosen to highlight in its latest report annual, presented on Tuesday 18 January. In 2021, “fertility is maintained” despite the pandemic context, thus titles … Read more

“The Negro Director”, Jean Odoutan’s earthy lesson in life and cinema

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. Franco-Beninese filmmaker Jean Odoutan. ODILE MOTELET Sometimes, in life, reality goes beyond fiction. This is what we … Read more

Germany: top Syrian intelligence officer sentenced to life imprisonment, a historic first

Anwar Raslan, April 23, 2020. THOMAS LOHNES / AFP It is a historic trial. A former colonel of the Syrian intelligence services was sentenced, Thursday, January 13, by the German justice to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity in the framework of the first trial in the world linked to the abuses attributed to the … Read more

School closures led to more sleep and better quality of life for adolescents

Journal Reference: Joëlle N. Albrecht, Helene Werner, Noa Rieger, Natacha Widmer, Daniel Janisch, Reto Huber, Oskar G. Jenni. Association of Adolescent Sleep Duration During COVID Pandemic High School Closure – Effects of homeschooling on adolescents’ sleep and health. JAMA Network Open, 2022 DOI: 10.100/jamanetworkopen.2021.42100 The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the closure … Read more

Life imprisonment in the murder trial of black jogger

Status: 08.01.2022 00:10 Less than two years after the fatal shooting at the black jogger Arbery in the US state of Georgia, the perpetrators have been sentenced to life imprisonment. The judge ruled out early release for two of the men. Less than two years after the murder of the black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in … 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

Sending life to the stars

Journal Reference: Stephen Lantin, Sophie Mendell, Ghassan Akkad, Alexander N. Cohen, Xander Apicella, Emma McCoy, Eliana Beltran-Pardo, Michael Waltemathe, Prasanna Srinivasan, Pradeep M. Joshi, Joel H. Rothman, Philip Lubin. Interstellar space biology via Project Starlight. Acta Astronautica, 2022; 190: 261 DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.10.009 For UC Santa Barbara professors Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman, it’s a great … Read more

Study reveals more hostile conditions on Earth as life evolved

Journal Reference: G. J. Cooke, D. R. Marsh, C. Walsh, B. Black, J.-F. Lamarque. A revised lower estimate of ozone columns during Earth’s oxygenated history. Royal Society Open Science, 2022; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.211165 Using a state-of-the-art climate model, researchers now believe the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the Earth’s surface could have been … Read more

Despite Omicron, Rio de Janeiro comes back to life and enjoys the Brazilian summer

By Bruno Meyerfeld Posted today at 10:10 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe Brazilian city is preparing to celebrate its famous carnival. But time is running out, because, since the end of December 2021, cases have started to rise again in Brazil, already severely affected by the Covid-19. Feet in the sand, comfortably seated on … Read more