5G – the generation of too much?

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah Some think it is faster with higher performance others consider it more dangerous and even more devastating for the environment: 5G. However, despite all the technological progress 5G remains an object of political conflict. As a symbol of capability and power it is the cause of conflict between two archrivals: […]

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South Africa – rising xenophobia

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah In South Africa immigrants are repeatedly tormented by attacks carried out by native inhabitants. For several years now hatred against foreign citizens has literally nationalized. The South Africans want to cast them out because they put their jobs and privileges at risk. Employment is, among other things, one of the […]

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Russia: Arktika’s exit arouses a new battle over the exploitation of the Arctic

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Claire Tholozan The nuclear-powered Russian icebreaker “Arktika” which has just returned to St. Peterburg harbor on September 17th departed again on September 22nd 2020 to rejoin its future home port, Murmansk. The voyage will enable it to test its potential under extreme conditions one last time. The impressive […]

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Elon Musk: the hope of humanity?

Translated by Marie Peltomäki, proofread by Charlotte Rossi Elon Musk, the notorious futurist and conceptualist, is the embodiment of technological development and the inevitable changes of today’s world. The co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, amongst other big companies, is reinventing the contemporary industry. Elon Musk is a 49 year old entrepreneur. The South-African […]

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Indigenous Australians: the intricacies of the right to equality

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Lauren Valentine Since British colonists’ arrival over two centuries ago, life has been tough for survivors. The Indigenous Australian population has seen its living conditions radically degrading since James Cook’s arrival. The British declared Australia “Terra Nulius”, giving them full power over these defenceless people. It was only in […]

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Gay people in Algeria : an invisible community

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Natacha Perrin In Algeria, the law can punish ‘any person guilty of an act of homosexuality’ with a prison term of two months to two years and a fine of 500 to 2,000 dinars (4 to 14 euros). Indeed, homosexuality is considered a crime, incompatible with the moral, societal […]

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Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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