Unprecedented explosive device attack injures four French soldiers in Burkina Faso

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. Burkinabe soldiers patrol the Sahel region on March 3, 2019. LUC GNAGO / REUTERS This is the … Read more

Covid-19: Brazil and Germany record an unprecedented number of cases since the start of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”, warned Tuesday, January 18, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), warning against the idea that the Omicron variant is benign. Brazil, already one of the most bereaved countries in the world, recorded its highest rate of contamination in twenty-four hours. People wait … Read more

Covid-19: more than 14,000 classes closed, an unprecedented level since the spring of 2020

Screening session at the premises of the Fénelon-Notre-Dame school complex, in La Rochelle, on January 13, 2022. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP The number of classes closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic stood at 14,380 on Friday January 14, against 9,202 last week, the highest level since the spring of 2020, announced the Ministry of Health. … Read more

Crossings of the Channel by migrants reached an unprecedented number in 2021

A group of migrants are brought back to the shores of Dover, England, after attempting to cross the Channel in a small boat on December 24, 2021. GARETH FULLER / AP The figures obtained by the British press agency PA from the British Home Office confirm an impression which already left little room for doubt: … Read more

Vaccination pass: the blurred outlines of an unprecedented identity check

Health pass control in Les Vans (Ardèche), December 8, 2021. VIVIANE DALLES / DIVERGENCE FOR “THE WORLD” Will you soon have to present your identity card in addition to your QR code to drink a coffee on the terrace? More than 182,000 false health passes have been identified by the police since July 2021 – … Read more

Two-photon microscope provides unprecedented brain-imaging ability

Journal Reference: Che-Hang Yu, Jeffrey N. Stirman, Yiyi Yu, Riichiro Hira, Spencer L. Smith. Diesel2p mesoscope with dual independent scan engines for flexible capture of dynamics in distributed neural circuitry. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26736-4 Two-photon fluorescence microscopy has significantly enhanced researchers’ ability to do just that, and the lab of Spencer LaVere … Read more

Morocco, Israel sign ‘unprecedented’ security deal

The Minister Delegate in charge of the administration of Moroccan national defense, Abdellatif Loudiyi, and the Israeli Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, in Rabat, on November 24, 2021. ARIEL HERMONI / AFP Barely a year after the normalization of their relations, Morocco and Israel took a spectacular step towards each other on Wednesday, November 24. … Read more

Presidential election in Chile: the country chooses its model in an unprecedented ballot

Support for the far-right Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast at the campaign’s closing rally in Santiago on November 18, 2021. ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP In the golden light of the sunset on the outskirts of Santiago, supporters of José Antonio Kast wave the Chilean star flag – very present at the end-of-campaign meeting of … Read more

Global temperatures over last 24,000 years show today’s warming ‘unprecedented’

Journal Reference: Matthew B. Osman, Jessica E. Tierney, Jiang Zhu, Robert Tardif, Gregory J. Hakim, Jonathan King, Christopher J. Poulsen. Globally resolved surface temperatures since the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature, 2021; 599 (7884): 239 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03984-4 The study, published this week in Nature, had three main findings: It verified that the main drivers of climate … Read more

Nuclear: “Macron benefits from an unprecedented alignment of the planets”

Belleville-sur-Loire nuclear power plant (Cher), October 12, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS We had already known this atmosphere in the early 2000s, after the long winter in which the Chernobyl disaster had plunged the nuclear industry. From Europe to the United States and from Russia to emerging countries in search of power, the time had … Read more