Notes sur la situation internationale à l’heure de la pandémie de Coronavirus

Le Covid-19 est en train de modifier profondément la situation internationale dans un sens pluridimensionnel. Plusieurs dangers menacent la classe ouvrière mais aussi plusieurs opportunités s’ouvrent pour une remise en cause radicale de ce système qui nous amène à la barbarie. Nous revenons ci-dessous sur plusieurs aspects de la crise actuelle au niveau international. Il … Continue reading “Notes sur la situation internationale à l’heure de la pandémie de Coronavirus”

Blocked websites, internet shutdown, and media arrests undermine free speech in Myanmar

Dozens of websites have recently been blockedScreenshot of the Narinjara News Webpage. Accessed from Telenor. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has directed four major telecommunication service providers to block websites supposedly in the name of combatting disinformation amid the government’s campaign to … Continue reading “Blocked websites, internet shutdown, and media arrests undermine free speech in Myanmar”

Dans les camps de réfugiés rohingyas, on redoute l’arrivée du Covid-19

Avec 88 personnes contaminées et 9 décès, le Bangladesh fait partie des pays encore relativement peu touchés par la pandémie de Covid-19. Dans le camp de réfugié·es rohingyas de Balukhali, le plus grand du pays, l’inquiétude est pourtant vive : si le coronavirus venait à toucher les campements, cernés depuis décembre 2019 par de hautes … Continue reading “Dans les camps de réfugiés rohingyas, on redoute l’arrivée du Covid-19”

Le Covid-19 brise les fragiles solidarités avec les réfugiés

La diffusion du Covid-19 a remis en évidence l’urgence de définir des stratégies précises pour contrôler les mouvements des personnes dans le contexte global. La question des réfugiés, qui était au centre de ce débat jusqu’à il y a quelques semaines, est cependant passée au second plan, suite à un changement prévisible des priorités dans … Continue reading “Le Covid-19 brise les fragiles solidarités avec les réfugiés”

India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder

India introduced a national lockdown on March 24 hoping to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As April 2020 begins, the country has registered over 1,500 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, according to the latest data available. These numbers translate into surprisingly low prevalence rates compared to the rest … Continue reading “India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder”

Le bon pas dans la bonne direction

Le gouvernement a ouvert un compte bancaire destiné à recevoir les dons et contributions volontaires apportés par différentes sources dans la lutte contre le Covid-19. Il était temps. On a vu, dès que l’épidémie a commencé à s’étendre dans notre pays, des personnes et des organisations voir le jour pour appeler à la contribution de … Continue reading “Le bon pas dans la bonne direction”

Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible

Par Chris Hamilton – Le 16 décembre 2019 – Source Econimica D’abord, la carte du siècle… littéralement. Pour ceux qui sont plongés dans le fiasco actuel des prises en pension (REPO), des QE et de la monétisation… il est utile de prendre du recul et de clarifier ce qui provoque la défaillance du système économique … Continue reading “Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible”

Benny Gantz to Consult Aung San Suu Kyi on How to ‘Fail to Deliver’

Benny Gantz placed his bid to become the next Knesset Speaker on Thursday, increasing the likelihood a coalition government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now he is already cashing in on the historic about-face. Gantz is going to advise Nobel prize winner-turned-ethnic cleansing enabler, Aung San Suu Kyi, on how to epically disappoint expectations. Benny … Continue reading “Benny Gantz to Consult Aung San Suu Kyi on How to ‘Fail to Deliver’”

For 33 Years This Forest Guard Has Faced Bullets & Floods For Kaziranga’s Animals

Having grown up in Assam, a mandatory annual trip to the Kaziranga National Wildlife Park is a shared experience of most Assamese families. I still remember my first trip. I was excited and in awe to see the beautiful deers, the majestic elephants hiding behind the tall grasses and the iconic one-horned rhino. What I … Continue reading “For 33 Years This Forest Guard Has Faced Bullets & Floods For Kaziranga’s Animals”

Airline Carnage In Southeast Asia Reaches New Dimensions

Mar 23, 2020 Picture:  A growing number of Southeast Asia airlines are suspending flights or even completely grounding their planes as multiple governments have decided to introduce strict immigration regulations in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest to announce a tough measure was Singapore Airlines, which said on March … Continue reading “Airline Carnage In Southeast Asia Reaches New Dimensions”

Myanmar, Laos Claim To Still Be Coronavirus-Free

Mar 22, 2020 Picture:  Myanmar insists to have avoided the coronavirus pandemic so far despite being surrounded by three countries battling the virus, including China where the outbreak started. As of March 20, 176 suspected cases have been tested starting from January, with none having returned a positive result, the government said. Additionally, 12 suspected … Continue reading “Myanmar, Laos Claim To Still Be Coronavirus-Free”

Appui aux pays Le Fonds mondial se tient prêt

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Covid-19, le Fonds mondial a annoncé que onze pays ont fait appel à son assistance financière pour faire face à la pandémie. «Le Fonds mondial a vu le jour en réaction à la dernière grande pandémie à frapper l’humanité : le Vih/Sida. Avec la pandémie de Covid-19, … Continue reading “Appui aux pays Le Fonds mondial se tient prêt”

Coronavirus threat reveals the flaws in India’s health system

While the number of reported cases of the new coronavirus in India remains in the low hundreds, concerns are already growing about the capacity of its healthcare system to deal with the potential threat. This is a major political test for the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi. It is already having to deal with … Continue reading “Coronavirus threat reveals the flaws in India’s health system”

Virus Frenzy: Philippines Locks Down Luzon, Thailand Closes Bars, Malaysia Seals Up

Mar 17, 2020 Picture:  The coronavirus pandemic is throwing entire Southeast Asia in turmoil as travel restrictions and business closures are getting more extreme and widespread and tourism has almost come to a standstill. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from March 17 has put the entire Philippine island of Luzon under an “enhanced community quarantine” until … Continue reading “Virus Frenzy: Philippines Locks Down Luzon, Thailand Closes Bars, Malaysia Seals Up”

India Lobbies to Stifle Criticism, Control Messaging in U.S. Congress Amid Rising Anti-Muslim Violence

On August 5, the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi moved to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir into India, ending 70 years of the Muslim-majority region’s semiautonomous rule previously guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. To preempt an inevitable backlash, the Indian government deployed thousands of additional troops to what is already the most militarized zone in the … Continue reading “India Lobbies to Stifle Criticism, Control Messaging in U.S. Congress Amid Rising Anti-Muslim Violence”

Le coronavirus révèle (déjà) les failles du système de santé indien

Alors que l’Inde dénombre moins d’une centaine de cas de contamination au nouveau coronavirus (Covid-19), les inquiétudes se multiplient déjà concernant la capacité de son système de santé à faire face à cette menace sanitaire potentielle. Il s’agit là d’un test politique majeur pour le gouvernement nationaliste hindou, qui doit juguler des résultats économiques décevants … Continue reading “Le coronavirus révèle (déjà) les failles du système de santé indien”

Pourquoi le blasphème est-il passible de la peine capitale dans certains pays musulmans ?

Des islamistes pakistanais protestent contre la clémence de la Cour suprême à l’égard d’Asia Bibi, une chrétienne pakistanaise accusée de blasphème, à Karachi, le 1er février 2019. Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty ImagesJunaid Hafeez, professeur d’université au Pakistan, était emprisonné depuis six ans quand il a été condamné à mort en décembre 2019 pour blasphème, plus précisément … Continue reading “Pourquoi le blasphème est-il passible de la peine capitale dans certains pays musulmans ?”

Irawati Karve, India’s First Woman Anthropologist Who Dared to Challenge Norms

In the early 1920s, when women were actively subjugated by men and speaking out of turn was considered blasphemy, Dr Irawati Karve was riding her two-wheeler on the streets of Pune.   This was not the first time when India’s first female anthropologist had challenged the deep-rooted social constructs of the society with a touch of … Continue reading “Irawati Karve, India’s First Woman Anthropologist Who Dared to Challenge Norms”

SFIC rolls out over $1.2 million financial assistance scheme to help members navigate tough economic times

Mar 03, 2020 SINGAPORE – March 4th, 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has unveiled its fifth Member Assistance Scheme (“SFICAssist”) to give members a shot in the arm to deal with current tough economic challenges. Supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the scheme is also aimed at strengthening their business capabilities … Continue reading “SFIC rolls out over $1.2 million financial assistance scheme to help members navigate tough economic times”

ROC (Taiwan) citizenship granted to 9 foreign professionals

Nine more high-level foreign professionals have been granted ROC (Taiwan) citizenship without having to relinquish their original nationalities, according to the Ministry of the Interior Feb. 26.   The nine—specializing in arts, economics, education, medicine and technology—include professionals from Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and the U.S.   All the new citizens are notable for their exceptional … Continue reading “ROC (Taiwan) citizenship granted to 9 foreign professionals”

Christian Greiling – Le grand jeu

Par Wayan – Source le Saker Francophone Le Grand Jeu, Christian Greiling Éditions HéliopolesSi vous vous demandez pourquoi les américains s’embourbent depuis des années dans un pays comme l’Afghanistan, un pays qui n’a même pas de pétrole ; que vous avez cherché la réponse dans Le Monde et que en êtes ressorti l’esprit encore plus … Continue reading “Christian Greiling – Le grand jeu”

RBI’s Pakistani Notes to Hyderabadi Rupee: India’s 1st Museum of Currency Is a Must Visit!

Rezwan Razack’s love for paper currency was kindled in a rather accidental way in his childhood. As a school student, he once chanced upon a peculiar banknote in his grandfather’s safe. “The note had ‘Reserve Bank of India’ embossed on one side while there was ‘Pakistan Note Payment Refused’ stamped on the overleaf. It intrigued … Continue reading “RBI’s Pakistani Notes to Hyderabadi Rupee: India’s 1st Museum of Currency Is a Must Visit!”

Japan offers fashion promise

Feb 28, 2020 Picture:  Small order runs and sportswear are two of the key issues for firms wishing to replace declining orders from the US with sales to the archipelago. The Asia Fashion Fair, held in both Tokyo and Osaka on an annual basis, started life in 2003 as the China Fashion Fair and a … Continue reading “Japan offers fashion promise”

Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face

Photograph Source: Raimond Spekking – CC BY-SA 4.0 At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen. Over the past two years, more migrants from Africa have used the “Eastern Route” rather than go across the Mediterranean Sea; according … Continue reading “Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face”

Yangon International Airport Handled 6.5M Passengers in 2019

Feb 27, 2020 Picture:  Yangon, 27 February, 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (“YACL”), the Airport Management company of Yangon International Airport (“YIA”), announced today that the main aviation gateway of Myanmar closed 2019 with a record high of 6.5 million passenger movements, lifted by new routes across Asia. Air passenger movements … Continue reading “Yangon International Airport Handled 6.5M Passengers in 2019”

Sur tous les fronts – la guerre hybride des USA contre la Chine

Les Nouvelles Routes de la Soie – ou Initiative Belt and Road (BRI) – ont été lancées par le président Xi Jinping en 2013, d’abord en Asie centrale (Noursoultan) puis en Asie du Sud-Est (Jakarta). Un an plus tard, l’économie chinoise a dépassé les États-Unis en termes de PPP. Inexorablement, année après année depuis le … Continue reading “Sur tous les fronts – la guerre hybride des USA contre la Chine”

La diversité religieuse de la France, vue de près

Saviez-vous que la France se trouve parmi les pays les moins religieux d’Europe ? La part des personnes ne déclarant aucune appartenance religieuse augmente sensiblement ces dernières années, en France, près de 15 % se déclarent athées. Néanmoins, les religions n’y ont pas pour autant disparu comme en témoigne l’actualité récente, qu’il s’agisse de controverses autour du … Continue reading “La diversité religieuse de la France, vue de près”

Grab, German Startup Team Up To Explore Air Taxi Services In Southeast Asia

Feb 23, 2020 Picture:  Singapore-based ride-hailing and e-commerce company Grab partnered with German aviation startup Volocopter to explore the opportunity of deploying air taxi services in selected cities in Southeast Asia. In a first step, the firms will conduct a joint feasibility study which will look into the most suitable cities and routes to offer … Continue reading “Grab, German Startup Team Up To Explore Air Taxi Services In Southeast Asia”

Yangon International Airport Personnel Receive Gold and Silver Diplomas For Completing The Airports Council International’s Global Safety Network Diploma Programme

Feb 13, 2020 Picture:  Yangon, Myanmar, 13 February 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (“YACL”), operator of Yangon International Airport (“YIA”), announced that 11 of its personnel have received Gold and Silver diplomas from the Airports Council International’s (“ACI”) Global Safety Network (“GSN”) Diploma Programme (the “Programme”) in the ceremony held on … Continue reading “Yangon International Airport Personnel Receive Gold and Silver Diplomas For Completing The Airports Council International’s Global Safety Network Diploma Programme”

Qu’est-ce que le Sénégal a-t-il de plus que la Chine pour vaincre le coronavirus ?

A-t-on idée que le Sénégal est le seul au pays au monde où la polémique fait rage quant à l’attitude vis-à-vis de l’épidémie du coronavirus nouvellement apparue en Chine ? Cette épidémie n’a pas pris sa source chez nous, n’est pas encore entrée sur le sol sénégalais et jusqu’à présent, on ne dénombre aucun Sénégalais … Continue reading “Qu’est-ce que le Sénégal a-t-il de plus que la Chine pour vaincre le coronavirus ?”

Rapatriement de Sénégalais vivant à Wuhan (Chine) : Et si Macky Sall avait raison

«Le cœur d’un homme d’Etat doit être dans sa tête.» Montesquieu La Chine vit des heures difficiles, avec la propagation très rapide du coronavirus et son lot de morts, près de 600 depuis le début. C’est dans ce contexte de psychose mondiale que des Sénégalais réclament le rapatriement de nos compatriotes vivant à Wuhan, l’épicentre … Continue reading “Rapatriement de Sénégalais vivant à Wuhan (Chine) : Et si Macky Sall avait raison”

South Korea’s largest hotel chain reaches the “Emerald City” – Lotte Hotel Seattle Set to Open in June

Feb 07, 2020 SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 8, 2020 — Lotte Hotels & Resorts is set to open Lotte Hotel Seattle, its thirty-first branch in the world and only its second in the US, this coming June. Lotte Hotel Seattle will be located in the F5 Tower, 801 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle, some 20 … Continue reading “South Korea’s largest hotel chain reaches the “Emerald City” – Lotte Hotel Seattle Set to Open in June”

ASF prevention measures strengthened in Kinmen

Taiwan has strengthened measures for preventing the spread of African swine fever in outlying Kinmen County, and the country as a whole remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Feb. 5.   The additional actions follow the discovery of pigs washed ashore in the county’s Lieyu Township that tested positive for … Continue reading “ASF prevention measures strengthened in Kinmen”

Fewer Poppies Cultivated In Myanmar

Feb 06, 2020 Picture:  Poppy cultivation in Myanmar registered an 11-per cent decline in 2019, while the acreage under the opium crop came down by 33,100 hectares over the previous year, the new Myanmar Opium Survey just released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed. According to the UNODC’s report 2019, … Continue reading “Fewer Poppies Cultivated In Myanmar”

Chine-Myanmar – De deux choses l’une: le CMEC va ou bien fluidifier, ou bien durcir les relations économiques sino-indiennes

La réalisation finale du Couloir Économique Chine-Myanmar (China-Myanmar Economic Corridor – CMEC) va soit fluidifier, soit apporter des tensions supplémentaires dans la rivalité économique sino-indienne déjà observée au cours des dernières années ; tout dépendra de la manière dont New …