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What solutions for “invisible children” in Africa?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki “166 million children under-five years of age have never been officially declared globally”, warned UNICEF in 2019. Even if the number of registered births has gone up by 20% in 10 years, it remains particularly low in Africa. Ethiopia only has 3% of its registered births, Zambia […]

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Wave of arrests overwhelms opposition in Hong Kong

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki These days, COVID-19 is not the only thing that is making noise about China. Even though it is hard to put in place international sanctions, China is widely criticized because of its domestic affairs regarding the masse imprisonment and enslavement of the Uyghur population, but also regarding […]

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Is denunciation a cure for Covid-19 in South Korea?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki   Tracking down any incivility, spying on your neighbor, reporting breaches: denunciation is a common practice in South Korea. Encouraged in everyday life since the beginning of the 2000s, it has not been slowed down by Covid-19, in fact it is quite the contrary. This practice is […]

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Our personal data: we should stop giving it away

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Célia Courteix “Accept cookies”, “accept the general terms and conditions of use”. Every day we accept them, but few actually read or look into these well-known cookies and conditions. On closer inspection, you would be amazed at how much data our small technological devices collect. If you had to […]

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The Canary Islands route: European migration policy in question

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Situated off the north-west coasts of the African continent, the Canary Islands have been welcoming migrants since the end of summer 2020. At the time of the closing of the Gibraltar Strait, the new migratory route is catalyzing debates to be held about European management in times […]

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What does the future hold for the American multilateralism?

(Français) Face à un monde en morceaux, le secrétaire général des Nations-Unies, António Guterres, préconise le multilatéralisme. Pourtant, ce n’est pas la voie que Donald Trump, actuel président des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, a emprunté durant son mandat.
La notion de « multilatéralisme » est récente car elle s’introduit dans le vocabulaire américain en 1948 : jusqu’alors on parlait d’« action concertée » ou d’« action collective ». Elle désigne un mode de relations interétatiques visant à établir des règles communes. Autrement dit, un Etat s’inscrit dans une logique multilatérale lorsqu’il privilégie la concertation dans les relations internationales.
A l’approche des élections présidentielles américaines, l’avenir du multilatéralisme n’a jamais été aussi incertain.

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Denis Mukwege, a dedicated man

Translated by Charlotte Rossi, proofread by Marie Peltomäki Denis Mukwege, a doctor and evangelical pastor, has been a human rights activist since 1983. He has been helping sexually abused women for more than thirty years in the hospital of Panzi, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was awarded several prizes for his […]

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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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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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