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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The European Union: The challenges facing the German presidency of the Council of the European Union

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Marine El Hajji Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during a six-month period, from 1 July to 31 December 2020. This year, the rotating presidency will be shared between Portugal and Slovenia. The German presidency of the […]

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Chaos in Somalia: the secrets of a multifactorial widespread crisis

Translated by Marine El Hajji, proofread by Marie Peltomaki The Federal Republic of Somalia, an internationally recognized proto-state: between territorial partition and ‘pan-Somalism’, a nation’s irresolution Has a nation in the Horn of Africa ever really existed? This question seems quite difficult to answer in the affirmative. From the Gulf of Aden to the far […]

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Protests in Chile: “The Pursuit of Dignity”

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Antonia Zegers, an 18-year-old Chilean girl, speak out about her experiences. Despite being young, she has lived through a historic moment for her country: the biggest protests of the century. The entire population takes to the streets to demand better living conditions. What were the protests like? […]

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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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Sameblod. Crédits : Sophia Olsson NORDISK FILMS

The Sami, Europe’s indigenous people in the search of their identity

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Natacha Perrin The Sami people have lived in northern Europe for thousands of years, yet their history is often overlooked. The Swedish film director and screenwriter Amanda Kernell is giving back its voice to the Sami people by diving into their history in her film Sami blood (Sameblod), that […]

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Sweden, an Exception in Europe?

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY GENEVIEVE SILK On September 9, 2018, Sweden will elect its representatives in the parliamentary elections. Long regarded as having set a political example, Sweden is no longer an exception next to its neighbor countries. The nationalist party Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden Democrats, is today the number three political force in […]

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Ethiopians forced into exile in Kenya after abuses by the army

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK For several weeks a colossal emigration movement of members of the Oromo community to Kenya has been going on, subsequent to what the former Ethiopian government has named a “blunder” on the part of the army. Keep in mind that this “blunder” has led to the […]

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Iraq: the problematic nature of Shia militias

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER In post-Daesh Iraq, the difficult task of political reconstruction has begun. The Shia militias, who played a major role in the defeat of the Islamic State, now intend to make their mark. The regaining of territories has given way to a new, equally crucial conquest: that […]

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Carnaval de Barranquilla: the forgotten carnival

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK The carnival of Barranquilla, held in February, is the second largest carnival in Latin America after Rio de Janeiro, a great source of pride to its city of origin in Colombia, and an occasion for visitors and locals to share an intense cultural experience together. The […]

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