« Game of Thrones » : les raisons d’un succès

Une série événement. AllocinéCe qui fait d’abord le succès de Game of Thrones, c’est sa dimension épique, avec un niveau de spectaculaire qui était plutôt associé au cinéma et qui, depuis la série, est aussi associé à la télévision. De plus en plus, depuis le tournant numérique, le cinéma et les séries TV utilisent les … Continue reading “« Game of Thrones » : les raisons d’un succès”

Le parti du Brexit en tête des élections européennes au Royaume-Uni

«Les Britanniques s’en mordent les doigts» ; «une énorme erreur», «une majorité de Britanniques défavorables au Brexit»… A rebours des annonces successives remettant en cause les résultats du référendum britannique sur le Brexit, celui-ci apparaît plus que jamais comme une priorité pour nombre d’électeurs qui ont massivement plébiscité le Brexit party, à l’occasion du scrutin européen qui s’est déroulé … Continue reading “Le parti du Brexit en tête des élections européennes au Royaume-Uni”

Victoires du RN et de la Ligue : vers un virage politique radical de l’Union européenne ?

Comme en 2014, le Rassemblement national (RN) est arrivé en tête du scrutin européen le 26 mai, avec entre 23,4 à 23,7% des voix. Si le nombre de députés (24 pour la législature 2014-2019) dans l’hémicycle européen du parti présidé par Marine Le Pen ne devrait pas beaucoup évoluer, cette victoire s’inscrit dans la vague … Continue reading “Victoires du RN et de la Ligue : vers un virage politique radical de l’Union européenne ?”

Stopping the War for Tripoli

by International Crisis Group Almost two months have passed since Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar marched on Tripoli from their base in eastern Libya in an attempt to seize the capital. They expected a swift victory, banking on the belief that key units in the Tripoli area would remain … Continue reading “Stopping the War for Tripoli”

Acte 28 : manifestation festive et violence policière

Ce samedi 25 mai avait lieu le 28ème acte des des gilets jaunes, acte qui devait être marqué par la convergence avec la marche pour le climat. Un concert au cellier de Clairvaux devait notamment cloturer la journée. Après plusieurs heures de manifestation festive en centre-ville, du fait notamment de la présence d’un orchestre, c’est surtout … Continue reading “Acte 28 : manifestation festive et violence policière”

Reports that 25 Nigerian soldiers died in Boko Haram attack fake-Army

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Army has denied media reports that  25 soldiers were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. Many local and international media organisations including Associated Press, AP quoted witnesses saying at least 20 soldiers are dead and many others are missing after suspected extremists ambushed a … Continue reading “Reports that 25 Nigerian soldiers died in Boko Haram attack fake-Army”

NAPTIP seeks ECOWAS MoU to save Nigerian girls sold N210,000 as sex slaves

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons ( NAPTIP ) is seeking an agreement between Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to end the practice of Nigerian girls being used as sex slaves in Mali. At a presentation to the ECOWAS Parliament during its First Ordinary Session on … Continue reading “NAPTIP seeks ECOWAS MoU to save Nigerian girls sold N210,000 as sex slaves”

African Union unveils Memorial Wall in honour of fallen peacekeepers

London, May 26, AltAfrica)– The African Union (AU) has honored African soldiers “the heroes and heroines” from its member states who lost their lives for the peace and stability in Africa The inauguration of the Memorial Wall on Saturday coincided with celebration of the Africa Day which marks the birth of the then Organization for … Continue reading “African Union unveils Memorial Wall in honour of fallen peacekeepers”

Nigerian hospital performs first brain surgery using drilling machine

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), in Nigeria at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor. “It is the first Trans-labyrinthine approach to a posterior fossa tumor. We used the C-Arm machine to drill … Continue reading “Nigerian hospital performs first brain surgery using drilling machine”

Oligarch Who Bankrolled Ukraine’s New President Calls for Kiev to Default on IMF Debt

Kolomoisky has a grudge with IMF because it backed the nationalization of his failed and corrupt bank and now stands in the way of him getting it back Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelensky should follow Greece and reject the International Monetary Fund’s austerity programme or default on its external debt, according to his contentious oligarch … Continue reading “Oligarch Who Bankrolled Ukraine’s New President Calls for Kiev to Default on IMF Debt”

Les Français appelés aux urnes pour les européennes (EN CONTINU)

Près de 47 millions d’électeurs sont appelés aux urnes ce 26 mai afin de désigner les 79 eurodéputés français, parmi 34 listes, qui siégeront au Parlement européen. Au niveau de l’ensemble de l’Union européen, ce sont plus de 750 députés qui seront investis par quelques 427 millions de citoyens des 28 Etats membres. Les bureaux … Continue reading “Les Français appelés aux urnes pour les européennes (EN CONTINU)”

Maldives affirms fealty to Diego Garcia

(Maldives, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles & Madagascar make ‘second island chain’ controlling Indian Ocean sea lanes to the west of Straits  of Malacca)    A British ambassador in Tashkent once narrated to me a curious role she was called upon to play as tutor in international diplomacy with the novices in the foreign ministry of … Continue reading “Maldives affirms fealty to Diego Garcia”

Sex @ 60, Beyond:Challenges and Changes

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Sex after 60? That’s a big yes. Many mature couples have better love lives than they did in their more youthful days. There are lots of reasons for this. They have deeper intimacy with partners, fewer distractions, no pregnancy concerns, and just plain more time to get busy. Plus, they have … Continue reading “Sex @ 60, Beyond:Challenges and Changes”

Bizarre: Japan Stages National Pillow Fighting Competition

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships in Shizuoka Prefecture. In the small fishing town of Ito, 150 kilometers south … Continue reading “Bizarre: Japan Stages National Pillow Fighting Competition”

AfDB to finance jewelry manufacturing projects for women, youths in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Guinea

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea. The project with initial estimate of $1.4-million will entail a value chain analysis study examining the … Continue reading “AfDB to finance jewelry manufacturing projects for women, youths in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Guinea”

Huawei launches 5G technology training in Africa

London, May 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Huawei South Africa has launched a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates at two Gauteng universities, with plans to expand the programme across the country. The inaugural event kicked off at Wits University in Johannesburg and at the University of Pretoria (UP). The course is part of Huawei’s ICT Talent … Continue reading “Huawei launches 5G technology training in Africa”

La mascarade de l’Union européenne

Pour Thierry Meyssan, les Européens sont aveugles parce qu’ils ne veulent pas voir. Ils persistent à croire que l’Union européenne, c’est la paix et la prospérité, malgré les échecs incontestables dans ces deux domaines. Ils s’imaginent une opposition intérieure entre patriotes et populistes, alors que ces deux groupes se placent sous la protection du Pentagone … Continue reading “La mascarade de l’Union européenne”

ARRESTATION EN EUROPE D’UN ESCLAVAGISTE SEXUEL ISRAÉLIEN : SILENCE RADIO EN FRANCE

Jeudi 23 mai, la police espagnole a annoncé l’arrestation -en coopération avec les autorités portugaises et colombiennes- d’Assi Moosh pour trafic sexuel de mineurs, trafic de drogue et homicides volontaires. Cet Israélien de 45 ans avait monté avec des ex-membres de Tsahal un vaste réseau criminel en Amérique latine (centré en Colombie). Plus de 250 … Continue reading “ARRESTATION EN EUROPE D’UN ESCLAVAGISTE SEXUEL ISRAÉLIEN : SILENCE RADIO EN FRANCE”

L’Onu enjoint à Londres de restituer l’archipel des Chagos, dont Diego Garcia

Le 22 mai 2019, l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies a enjoint au Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande du Nord de quitter dans un délai de six mois l’archipel des Chagos qu’il occupe illégalement et de le restituer à Maurice. L’Assemblée générale avait saisi la Cour internationale de Justice, le 22 juin 2017, du litige opposant … Continue reading “L’Onu enjoint à Londres de restituer l’archipel des Chagos, dont Diego Garcia”

May’s Resignation Will Do Nothing to Arrest Britain’s Decline, by Patrick Cockburn

There is a story about an enthusiastic American who took a phlegmatic English friend to see the Niagara Falls. “Isn’t that amazing?” exclaimed the American. “Look at that vast mass of water dashing over that enormous cliff!” “But what,” asked the Englishman, “is to stop it?” My father, Claud Cockburn, used to tell this fable…

South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa‘s president, promising renewed fight against government corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria, Heads of state from more than 40 countries … Continue reading “South Africa: President Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption, rejuvenate struggling economy at swearing-in”

Brexit Deception and Failure: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns. What Next?…

Tory leader Theresa May’s days have been numbered for months,  her nearly three years as UK prime minister a colossal failure by any standard. She’s been ridiculed and reviled as “mean…crude…stupid (and) the prime minister of humiliation.” Since majority … The post Brexit Deception and Failure: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns. What Next?… appeared … Continue reading “Brexit Deception and Failure: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns. What Next?…”

Africa Day Celebration: A continent halve full, halve empty

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Today as Africa Day is a fitting reflection on Kwame Nkrumah’s prescient remark “I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me”. Ghana’s first president, and a founding father of the African Union, was accurate in foretelling the strength of Pan-Africanism today. Africa … Continue reading “Africa Day Celebration: A continent halve full, halve empty”

Libya and the Outsiders: Games of Power

by Federica Saini Fasanotti When the Qadhafi regime fell in 2011, centralized power quickly dissipated and Libya fell into chaos. A wide range of armed groups asserted control over large swaths of territory in the oil-rich nation without any effective central authority strong enough to dominate the entire country. Since then, Libya has become a … Continue reading “Libya and the Outsiders: Games of Power”

Son préparateur physique témoigne : «Le point fort de Sadio Mané, c’est l’explosivité»

Dans un entretien avec Natural Evolution, repris par Wiwsport, Fabien Richard, préparateur physique, a parlé de la forme physique de Sadio Mané qui fait partie de ses clients. «J’espère que les autres ne vont pas le prendre mal ? mais je pense que Sadio Mané est au-dessus des autres. On l’a eu à Southampton pendant deux … Continue reading “Son préparateur physique témoigne : «Le point fort de Sadio Mané, c’est l’explosivité»”

HORIZON – Aliou Ngaïdo, président de l’Association «Pulaar speaking» : «Nous essayons de montrer aux Américains la culture africaine»

Depuis sa création, l’Association «Pulaar speaking» a su fédérer les ressortissants africains vivant aux Etats-Unis d’Amérique. L’association qui cherche à promouvoir les valeurs culturelles de ses membres se distingue par des actions de solidarité, notamment dans la prise en charge du rapatriement des corps des membres décédés. En juillet prochain, «Pulaar speaking» qui fête ses … Continue reading “HORIZON – Aliou Ngaïdo, président de l’Association «Pulaar speaking» : «Nous essayons de montrer aux Américains la culture africaine»”

UK Government inspectors describe Sharjah English School as outstanding

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, -Thursday 23 May 2019 [ AETOS Wire ] Sharjah English School, a not-for-profit school, has received a glowing report from a team assigned to inspect accredited British schools overseas (BSO) by the UK Department for Education. The BSO report characterised SES as “an outstanding school”, stating that “it is very effective … Continue reading “UK Government inspectors describe Sharjah English School as outstanding”

Elections européennes : les pro-UE donnés en tête en Irlande

Le parti pro-européen du Premier ministre irlandais Leo Varadkar était, selon des sondages, en tête des élections européennes organisées le 24 mai en Irlande comme en République tchèque, au lendemain d’un revers inattendu des eurosceptiques aux Pays-Bas. Les centristes du parti Fine Gael du Premier ministre irlandais étaient en tête dans deux des trois circonscriptions irlandaises, tandis … Continue reading “Elections européennes : les pro-UE donnés en tête en Irlande”

The impact of immigration on EU countries’ nationalistic sentiments

From the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, and other European countries, recent elections have shown that nationalist and populist parties are attracting an increasing number of voters. While specifics of each party can be quite different, many are critical of the process of European integration led up to now. In particular, they often see the … Continue reading “The impact of immigration on EU countries’ nationalistic sentiments”

1000+ Tribal Youth From 51 Villages Now Have Jobs, Thanks To This MP Forest Officer!

Beyond the mandate of nature conservation, forest officers often have the delicate task of balancing these elements with the interests of tribal communities who live in India’s forests. “During the British period, the sole purpose of forest management became to redistribute economic gains in favour of the colonial empire. The whole enfolding of policy was … Continue reading “1000+ Tribal Youth From 51 Villages Now Have Jobs, Thanks To This MP Forest Officer!”

Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!

A love for mangoes is perhaps the only thing that unites every Indian and elicits no debates, irrespective of where they hail from. I’m sure many would agree that summer blues seem to melt away into obscurity with every juicy bite which relaxes not just your heart but perhaps also the soul. But this is … Continue reading “Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!”

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once … Continue reading ““We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)”

Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa

The end of May is finally here. Today in Westminster – at her umpteenth lectern appearance, addressing a weary press and public – prime minister Theresa May announced that she would step down as Tory leader on 7 June. Her voice cracked as she spoke of the honour of ‘serving the country I love’, before turning back … Continue reading “Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa”

NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria

By Taiwo Adelu London, 25 May, 2019 (AltAfrica)-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described as ‘the real next level’ for Nigerian football development, the passage by the Senate of the Federal Republic on Wednesday of the NFF Bill, which automatically repealed the long –standing NFA Act and recognized football … Continue reading “NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria”

GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-GOKADA, Nigeria’s on-demand bike-hailing startup has secured $5.3 million in a Series A funding led by  Rise Capital, a venture capital firm with interest in tech-driven startups in emerging markets. The round is intended to support the company’s vision as it seeks to expand its operations and push for growth. GOKADA will … Continue reading “GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding”

Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and … Continue reading “Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape”

Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Zimbabwe economy may be in taters, consumer prices have surged at their fastest pace since a hyper inflationary spiral a decade ago Inflation accelerated to 20.9% in a couple of months ago, from 5.4% in the previous month. The price of food, which contributes a third to the inflation basket, … Continue reading “Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe”

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.   Democratic presidential candidates … Continue reading “Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism”

Comment les états s’emparent des enfants et les parents sont déchus de leur autorité…

La Suède apparaît sous un jour particulièrement horrible. Idem pour l’Allemagne, Norvège, Angleterre où les enfants sont enlevés sous tous les prétextes. Tout cela au nom du droit des enfants ! Pendant ce temps, l’UNESCO fait la promotion de l’éducation à la sexualité, hors de toute morale, sur la base des “travaux” du détraqué Alfred … Continue reading “Comment les états s’emparent des enfants et les parents sont déchus de leur autorité…”

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs and social freedoms are more important than political rights. The survey provides insights that should … Continue reading “A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations”

Theresa May poussée dehors par le Brexit, des candidats sur les rangs pour lui succéder

Le Premier ministre britannique Theresa May a annoncé, le 24 mai dans la matinée, sa démission du poste de chef du gouvernement et révélé qu’elle quitterait le 10 Downing Street le 7 juin prochain. «Je vais rapidement quitter mon poste. Un poste que j’ai eu l’honneur infini d’occuper. […] Je le fais sans amertume […] … Continue reading “Theresa May poussée dehors par le Brexit, des candidats sur les rangs pour lui succéder”

The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People

Placards left by supporters of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy on Aug. 20, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images A true democracy does not allow its government to decide who is a journalist. A nation in which a leader gets to make that decision is on the road to dictatorship. That is … Continue reading “The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People”

Un colis piégé explose dans une rue piétonne à Lyon, des blessés, Macron parle d’une «attaque»

Une explosion s’est produite dans une rue piétonne à Lyon, selon des médias. On parle de 10 victimes dont une petite fille de 8 ans, d’après Le Progrès. Un colis rempli de clous, vis et boulons a explosé vers 17h30 dans une rue piétonne à Lyon, a annoncé le journal Le Progrès. Explosion à lyon. … Continue reading “Un colis piégé explose dans une rue piétonne à Lyon, des blessés, Macron parle d’une «attaque»”

Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) is to begin ‘’Operation Totality Enforcement’’ to ensure timely implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that trucks parking on Apapa roads should vacate with 72 hours. Mr Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, made the disclosure on Friday in an interview with … Continue reading “Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order”

May Leaves, But Brexit Remains By Thomas Raines

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-‘Please do not waste this time.’ When EU leaders agreed to extend negotiations with the UK back in April, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, cautioned exhausted British parliamentarians to refocus on finding a way forward. Six weeks later and with European elections conducted, Britain is leaderless and Brexit … Continue reading “May Leaves, But Brexit Remains By Thomas Raines”