Au Soudan, la Cour libère l’Internet

La justice aux côtés des citoyens contre le régime dictatorialPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisDes manifestations ont éclaté devant l’Université de Zalingei au Darfour occidental alors qu’une équipe de négociation de paix, menée par Ahmed bin Abdullah al Mahmoud, ministre d’État qatari aux Affaires étrangères, et Djibril Bassolé, médiateur en chef conjoint d’Union … Continue reading “Au Soudan, la Cour libère l’Internet”

Vaccins quasi-périmés donnés aux pays d’Afrique : le Nigéria contraint de détruire 1 million de doses

Mercredi dernier, le Nigéria a dû détruire plus d’un million de doses de vaccin périmées, offertes par des pays occidentaux alors qu’il ne leur restait que quelques semaines de validité… Un désastre sanitaire qui démontre l’hypocrisie et l’impasse des mécanismes de dons de vaccins vers les pays du Sud. Crédits photo : Kola Sulaimon/AFP La … Continue reading “Vaccins quasi-périmés donnés aux pays d’Afrique : le Nigéria contraint de détruire 1 million de doses”

L’islam et la question de l’Autre

Un colloque de l’Institut de théologie et de sciences religieuses s’est tenu les 19 et 20 novembre 2021 à l’Institut catholique de Paris, sous l’intitulé « Quelle théologie islamique du pluralisme religieux ? » Un questionnement qui court des premiers temps de l’islam à aujourd’hui, battant en brèche l’idée d’un islam figé et systématiquement agressif. Dieu a-t-il permis qu’il y … Continue reading “L’islam et la question de l’Autre”

In Sudan, the court stands on the side of unrestricted access to the internet

The law fights for citizens under dictatorial ruleOriginally published on Global VoicesDemonstrations erupted outside the University of Zalingei in West Darfur as a peace negotiation team, headed by Ahmed bin Abdullah al Mahmoud, Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Djibril Bassolé, Joint African Union-United Nations Chief Mediator for Darfur, meet with civil society … Continue reading “In Sudan, the court stands on the side of unrestricted access to the internet”

L’avenir est aux grands ensembles : Pour un Maghreb de l’intelligence

«Le spectacle du monde ressemble à celui des Jeux olympiques : les uns y tiennent boutique ; d’autres paient de leur personne ; d’autres se contentent de regarder.»   Pythagore   Résumé  Dans cette contribution je décris la résilience  d’un pays qui a pu traverser les tempêtes et qui arrive à s’adapter malgré toutes les tentatives … Continue reading “L’avenir est aux grands ensembles : Pour un
Maghreb de l’intelligence”

The Egyptian Hands in the Ethiopian Crisis

A man holds a candle during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS/ AFPKhaled Mahmoud The recent warning issued by the commander of the United States Africa Command “AFRICOM” was not unreasonable at all since the continuation … Continue reading “The Egyptian Hands in the Ethiopian Crisis”

La Corne de l’Afrique, un volcan politique

Le département d’État de Biden vient de nommer le diplomate de carrière Jeffrey Feltman au poste d’envoyé spécial pour la Corne de l’Afrique. Compte tenu de la poudrière géopolitique de la région et de l’histoire sombre de Feltman, notamment au Liban et lors des tristement célèbres interventions de la CIA au printemps arabe après 2009, … Continue reading “La Corne de l’Afrique, un volcan politique”

Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide

The world has changed a lot in the last 10 years but one thing remains the same – the sometimes deadly dangers that journalists face merely for doing their jobs. File Photo: Studio Incendo.The Global Impunity Index for 2021 was released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on October 28th. It found that no … Continue reading “Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide”

How Burhan’s coup could halt Sudan’s return to the international community

On October 25, General Burhan led a military coup in SudanOriginally published on Global VoicesSudan Military Coup: Photo credit Agence France-Presse, (CC0 1.0) Gen Burhan — the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council — led a military coup in Sudan on October 25, 2021. Gen Burhan has justified Monday’s coup, saying it was necessary to … Continue reading “How Burhan’s coup could halt Sudan’s return to the international community”

Pourquoi « Il n’est pas encore tombé » ? Les leçons de la révolution soudanaise

Appel à rejoindre la manifestation du 30 octobre 2021 à Genève organisé par les Soudanais et Soudanaises en Suisse pour dénoncer le coup d’État militaire au Soudan. Le peuple soudanais a entamé son 5e jour de protestation non violente contre le coup d’État militaire dirigé par le général Burhan et son 4e jour de désobéissance civile. … Continue reading “Pourquoi « Il n’est pas encore tombé » ? Les leçons de la révolution soudanaise”

Soudan. L’avenir incertain du coup d’État militaire

Malgré une répression féroce, l’opposition appelle à une grande manifestation contre le coup d’État au Soudan le 30 octobre. Le bras de fer entre civils et militaires, qui a commencé avant même la chute d’Omar Al-Bachir se poursuit. L’enjeu ? Le succès ou l’échec d’une transition démocratique. Mercredi 27 octobre 2021 au matin, Abdallah Hamdok est rentré chez lui. … Continue reading “Soudan. L’avenir incertain du coup d’État militaire”

Turkey and Iran Find Soft Power More Difficult than Hard Power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) shake hands before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on September 16, 2019. Turkish President Erdogan, Russian Preisdent Putin and Iranian President Rouhani were in Ankara for a trilateral meeting for Syria talks. ERDEM SAHIN/ POOL/ AFPJames M. Dorsey The … Continue reading “Turkey and Iran Find Soft Power More Difficult than Hard Power”

Après le coup d’état au Soudan : La rue continue à protester

Des Soudanais continuaient de manifester hier contre un coup d’Etat militaire la veille, rapporte l’AFP. Accusé par une partie de la population d’avoir «trahi» la «révolution» de 2019 au Soudan ayant chassé du pouvoir le dictateur Omar El Béchir, le général Abdel Fattah Al Burhane a indiqué hier avoir dissous toutes les autorités de transition … Continue reading “Après le coup d’état au Soudan : La rue continue à protester”

La transition à l’épreuve des défis

Le 11 avril 2019, après quatre mois de manifestations populaires dans tout le pays, l’armée destitue le général Omar El Béchir. Après des négociations entre l’armée et les représentants de la contestation, un Conseil souverain composé de civils et de militaires supervise, depuis août 2019, la transition vers un régime civil. En effet, le 20 … Continue reading “La transition à l’épreuve des défis”

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.   Taiwan’s score rose to 6.455 out of 10, placing it … Continue reading “Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report”

Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

The “developing world” is often left behind in the medical treatment of epidemics and other diseases, whether these are HIV-AIDS, Cholera, Black Fever, or Tuberculosis, and so on. These are the countries, what President Trump once called “sh**hole” countries, those in the southern hemisphere, below the Equator. To this day, they are still exploited by … Continue reading “Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond”

Second African woman gets top appointment to key security post

London, March 14, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Less than a week after Guinea president, Alpha Condé. appointed the country’s first female Brigadier General, South Sudan has toed similar line with the appointment of Angelina Teny, as defence minister, the first woman to hold the position. “For the first time in the history of Guinea, a woman has been promoted … Continue reading “Second African woman gets top appointment to key security post”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

Joe Biden Speaks About Political Visions, Agrees That He Is “Creepy”

After Joe Biden’s win in South Carolina, The Mideast Beast sat down with Biden at his campaign headquarters for a talk about his visions for the US presidency if elected. “Well for starters”, said Biden, “I will save the remaining 150 million Americans who haven’t been killed by gun violence since 2007. We have a … Continue reading “Joe Biden Speaks About Political Visions, Agrees That He Is “Creepy””

Soudan du Sud : Salva Kiir et Riek Machar font enfin la paix

L e dirigeant rebelle du Soudan du Sud, Riek Machar, est redevenu, samedi à Juba, premier vice-président, conformément à un accord de paix conclu en 2018, relançant les espoirs de paix dans ce jeune pays ravagé par la guerre depuis six ans. «Je jure d’être fidèle (…) à la République du Soudan du Sud», a … Continue reading “Soudan du Sud : Salva Kiir et Riek Machar font enfin la paix”

Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion

London, Feb. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica-People in Uganda’s northern district of Kitgum and their counterpart in Somalia are eating and turning desert locusts that have devoured their crops into delicious meal Roasting and eating the desert locusts appears to be the last resort after all efforts to curb and end the invasion that have caused havoct … Continue reading “Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion”

How climate change fuels more violence against women, girls

London, Feb. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ntoya Sande was 13 years old when she got married — against her will. “I was sent to be married because of a shortage of food in the house,” she said. Her parents used to have a small piece of land, but floods wiped out their harvest. “I tried to negotiate, to tell … Continue reading “How climate change fuels more violence against women, girls”

United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In response to the devastating locust outbreak in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $8 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of … Continue reading “United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak”

Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique

Préparée dans le plus grand secret avec le soutien actif de l’administration Trump, la rencontre le 3 février en Ouganda entre l’homme fort de Khartoum, le général Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan et le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Nétanyahou a bouleversé la donne au Soudan. Révélatrice des fractures entre militaires et civils au sein du régime, contestée par … Continue reading “Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique”

Le président Kiir accepte une demande clé de l’opposition : Début de la fin de la crise au Soudan du Sud ?

L’espoir de voir le conflit au Soudan du Sud connaître son épilogue renaît. Le président Salva Kiir a annoncé, hier, sa décision de revenir à un système fédéral de dix Etats au Soudan du Sud, une demande clé de l’opposition, ouvrant la voie à la formation d’un gouvernement d’union nationale et à la fin d’une … Continue reading “Le président Kiir accepte une demande clé de l’opposition : Début de la fin de la crise au Soudan du Sud ?”

Soudan : Omar El Béchir en route vers la CPI

Des organisations de défense des droits humains ont appelé, hier, les autorités soudanaises à remettre immédiatement Omar El Béchir à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), après que Khartoum eut annoncé la veille sa volonté de livrer le Président déchu, recherché depuis plus d’une décennie. Mardi, de hauts responsables soudanais ont indiqué que les nouvelles autorités … Continue reading “Soudan : Omar El Béchir en route vers la CPI”

Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution

London, Feb. 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Sudan is to hand over the former dictator Omar al-Bashir to the international criminal court in The Hague to face trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the country’s military council has said. The decision is a dramatic reversal of the council’s previous position, and will encourage defenders of the beleaguered institution. … Continue reading “Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunised against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday. Measles cases have risen dramatically in all parts of the world in … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia”

Au Soudan, le général Hemetti à la manœuvre

Organisateur de la féroce répression en juin 2019 à Khartoum, le général Mohamed Hamdane Daglo dit « Hemetti », numéro deux de la junte dirigeante, a commencé sa carrière sanglante au Darfour. Brutal et rusé, il exerce dans les faits la réalité du pouvoir, en attendant une hypothétique transition démocratique en 2021. Depuis la déposition et l’arrestation … Continue reading “Au Soudan, le général Hemetti à la manœuvre”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion

London, Jan. 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Authorities in East Africa said they are on track to tackle the locust invasion in the region with the aid of satellite imageries. Parts of East Africa is experiencing massive invasion from a swarm of desert locusts, the most dangerous of its species. Sources say that it is the worst outbreak … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion”

Nigeria to inaugurate National Traffic Radio to enlighten road users, reduce accident

London, Jan. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian government says it will inaugurate the National traffic radio 107.1 FM, to educate and enlighten the public on traffic rules and regulations in order to reduce road crashes. The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi said this during the visit of the Secretary to the Government … Continue reading “Nigeria to inaugurate National Traffic Radio to enlighten road users, reduce accident”

South Sudan to inject 100MW of electricity into national grid by March

London, Jan. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-South Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams says a total of 100MW of electricity will be injected into its national grid by March, a move since by analysts as a celebration of the success of its private partnership model in power generation The city grid became operational in 2019 and will … Continue reading “South Sudan to inject 100MW of electricity into national grid by March”

EU budgets $998 million for humanitarian aid in Africa, others

London, Jan. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The European Union, EU, has set up a 900 million euro ($998 million) budget to help countries hit by humanitarian crises, with Africa getting the largest share of the money. The EU Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, said Monday that people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money … Continue reading “EU budgets $998 million for humanitarian aid in Africa, others”

More African migrants suffer racist abuse in Egypt

London, Jan. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighbourhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas’ clothes. An onlooker intervened, scolding the … Continue reading “More African migrants suffer racist abuse in Egypt”

More African migrants face racism in Egypt

London, Jan. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighbourhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas’ clothes. An onlooker intervened, scolding the … Continue reading “More African migrants face racism in Egypt”

UN, Swedish agency launch $5 million initiative to assist Refugees in Uganda start small business

London, Dec. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Swedish Development Agency have launched a $5 million, four-year program to promote access to financial and nonfinancial services to 100,000 refugees in Uganda.  With pilot projects operating in refugee settlements in northern Uganda, the financial services are geared to help refugees start, … Continue reading “UN, Swedish agency launch $5 million initiative to assist Refugees in Uganda start small business”

Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold

Photograph Source: A refugee camp north of Goma near the Rwandan border by Julien Harneis – CC BY-SA 2.0 Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking out … Continue reading “Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold”