Catastrophic floods in Mozambique

Catastrophic floods have occurred in the Beira region, a large city of about 650,000 people in central Mozambique, after cyclone Idai. For the time being, entire regions are still under water, and relief efforts are finding it extremely difficult to access the affected areas as many roads and bridges are cut off. The UN estimates…

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President-dictator of Kazakhstan, resigns

To everyone’s surprise, Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned today, 19 March, as President of Kazakhstan. He had been in power since 1984 – when he was 44 – when he became President of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, before becoming the first secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party in 1989 – de…

February 2019 was one of the hottest in history in Europe

As we have seen hundreds of millions of Europeans, the month of February was one of the hottest in history. And the map of temperature anomalies above reveals the extent of the phenomenon, which affected all of Europe, as well as North Africa, northern West Asia and Central Asia. Temperatures were up to 12 °C…

Immigration in the world

International migration is a major component of the history of humanity. Since the dawn of time, humans migrate, move, evolve on the planet in freedom. Finally, until the strange concept of borders emerges. At first, there were more natural boundaries between territories, like mountains, rivers. Then came the effective control, mainly military, of a given…

The world is greening since 2000

NASA has published a map showing that since 2000, the world has generally been greening. With astonishing as it may seem, China and India are the main vectors of this greening. When we think that it is precisely those who pollute the most, and have been doing so for decades – a movement that is…

Venezuela: Juan Guaido proclaims himself president of the country

In Venezuela, the president of the parliament Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president of the country acting while taking an oath today 23 January, anniversary of the fall of the last dictatorship and proclamation of democracy in 1958. A gesture immediately recognized by US President Trump, followed by Canada and the Organization of American States (OAS).…

67 million inhabitants in France in 2019

As of January 1, 2019, France had almost 67 million inhabitants, precisely 66 992 699 according to the latest count of the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE). A slight downward statistical adjustment compared to 1 January 2018 was made by the Institute, which then had a population of around 67.2 million.…

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Difficult alternation of power

After two years of waiting, the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have finally been able to vote to elect a new president. The elections of 30 December 2018, which concerned the presidential, legislative and provincial at the same time, were held in relative calm and were hailed by the international community and…

China’s population continues to rise

China‘s population continues to increase. Slowly, more and more slowly, but it increases again. In a few years, it will begin a decline, but it will not be before ten years, according to the authorities. The peak of population should indeed be reached in 2029, with 1.44 billion inhabitants, against a little less than 1.4…