Ukraine: Petro Poroshenko, the former president accused of treason, remains free

“Dear friends, I congratulate you,” the former head of state and billionaire told the press, surrounded by his wife and several deputies from his party. SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP The Ukrainian national anthem sung by Petro Poroshenko and his relatives resounded in the courtroom of the Kiev court on Wednesday January 19, according to journalists … Read more

Interpol President General Emirati Al-Raisi Targeted by New Torture Complaint

General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, during Interpol’s annual meeting, in Istanbul, November 23, 2021. FRANCISCO SECO / AP Since his election on November 25, 2021, as President of Interpol, a sword of Damocles has hung over General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi. This uncertainty has now been lifted: a new complaint was filed Tuesday, January 18 against the … Read more

Guinea: Former President Alpha Condé flies to Abu Dhabi for treatment

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. Screen grab from footage sent to AFP by a military source which shows Alpha Condé, President of … Read more

Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko faces justice

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressing his supporters outside a Kiev court on Monday (January 17th). GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS After a month of absence, the former Ukrainian president and billionaire Petro Poroshenko returned to his country on Monday, January 17, to face charges of “high treason”, despite a threat of arrest. Thousands of supporters were waiting … Read more

An anti-abortion president in the European Parliament

Editorial of the “World”. As expected, on Tuesday 18 January, the European Parliament elected a centre-right Maltese MEP, Roberta Metsola, to succeed Italian Social Democrat David Sassoli, who died a week earlier. Mme Metsola, a 43-year-old lawyer, until now vice-president of Parliament, becomes the third woman to preside over this institution, after the French Simone … Read more

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the president who promised to rebuild Mali

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. Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in Paris on December 3, 2013. STÉPHANE LAVOUÉ / PASCO FOR … Read more

“We have to wonder if France can continue to do without strong strategic coordination of cybersecurity with the president”

Tribune. In July 2021, we analyzed Europe’s weaknesses in the face of cyberattacks and proposed lines of response. Since then, the strategic context in cyberspace has worsened, mainly to the detriment of the European Union and its members. Essentially, this is due to a strengthening of the United States – Russia duopoly, highlighted in the … Read more

In Haiti, the impossible investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse

In front of a fresco representing the former Haitian president Jovenel Moise, assassinated on July 7, 2021. In Port-au-Prince, on July 15, 2021. VALERIE BAERISWYL / AFP In the space of a few minutes, Haiti has experienced the exact combination of violence and macabre spectacle that has accompanied the country’s vertiginous fall for too many … Read more

In Kazakhstan, President announces departure of Russian soldiers and appoints new Prime Minister

In this Russian Defense Ministry press service photo, Russian military vehicles leave Almaty airport on January 9, 2022. AP He appealed to Moscow on Thursday as his country was in chaos and sacked his government in a futile attempt at appeasement. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Tuesday, January 11, that troops deployed by Russia would … Read more

Emilie Cariou and Aurélien Taché: “President Macron’s communication strategy is cynical and irresponsible”

Tribune. On the one hand, the progressives, the camp of reason, the vaccinated. On the other, those who just have to cross the street to find work, these “conservatives”, these fanatics, these unvaccinated. Pitting the French against each other is not worthy of the presidential office. The “yellow vests” crisis did not end thanks to … Read more