Population decline in Germany in 2020

In 2020, Germany‘s population declined. The country has around 100,000 fewer inhabitants at the start of 2021 compared to a year earlier. The drop in immigration, linked to travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, is largely responsible for this drop. But the country’s aging is also accelerating, and mortality has already exceeded birth rates for…

500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered worldwide

The fight against Covid-19 is intensifying in the world thanks to the mass vaccination undertaken since the end of 2020. On Friday March 26, around 508 million doses of the various vaccines were administered in 164 countries and territories. By March 22, 403 million doses had been administered. The progression is therefore very strong. Israel…

Military coup in Burma

The Burmese army has just orchestrated a coup d’État, the 4th since independence in 1948. Head of State Win Myint and the country’s iconic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, have been arrested, along with several other members of their political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The new military power, led by General Myint…

Russia loses more than 500,000 inhabitants in one year

Since the fall of the USSR and the separation of the Soviet republics in 1991, Russia almost systematically loses its inhabitants every year. But 2020 was a record year, with the loss of exactly 510,458 inhabitants on January 1, 2021, according to the latest count from Rosstat, Russia’s federal statistics service. This is the largest…

Joe Biden elected President of the United States

Joe Biden has just been elected President of the United States, replacing Donald Trump, after a bitter and strong political battle that has held the whole world in suspense. Born in November 1942, the new president will be 78 in a few days and will be the 46th US president. His appointment is scheduled for January 20, 2021. His…

China launches its 2020 census

China has just launched its 2020 census. A vast operation carried out every ten years, with the help of 7 million census agents. In 2010, the country had counted 1,339,724,852 inhabitants, an increase of 73 million compared to 2000. Current estimates still place China as the most populous country in the world, with over 1.4…

Luis Arce becomes president of Bolivia

After the coup orchestrated by the army and the one who became interim president Jeanine Áñez in November 2019 and overthrew the newly re-elected former president Evo Morales, elections were finally reorganized in October 2020. These saw the return to power of Camp Morales through Luis Arce, who therefore became the new president of Bolivia.…

38 million people in Canada

With 37,980,511 inhabitants as of March 20 and annual growth that increases to +1.56% in 2019 (compared to +1.42% in 2018), Canada sees its population grow faster and faster, and will soon pass the mark of 38 million. A very relative figure given the vastness of the country, of which only the southern regions are…