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…

81 journalists killed worldwide in 2018

Reporters Without Borders has just published its annual report on the state of violations of press freedom worldwide. The number of journalists, citizen journalists and collaborators killed in 2018 in the exercise of their profession reached the figure of 81. In 2017, they had been 74, as in 2016. The most affected countries are logically…

70 years of human rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 is celebrating its 70th birthday today. On December 10, 1948, the 58 Member States that then constituted the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. 159 years after the first Declaration of the Rights of…

5 million people in Somaliland

Somaliland is an ancien part of Somalia, a country located in the Horn of Africa. Its population is very poor and the State of Somaliland is not recognized by the international community. However, the new country succeeded to build a stable environment for the development of its population, despite the lack of aid from UN…

World Tourism: New Record in 2017

Tourism continues its momentum in 2017. For 8 years, the growth of the sector is uninterrupted. In 2017, it was +7%, with 1.323 billion tourists and more than 1600 billion dollars in revenue (+5%). International tourist arrivals increased by 84 million in 2017. The increase in 2017 was the strongest since 2010, with Europe and…

25 million people in Australia

Australia is a very large island-continent, but it is practically empty. Indeed, with barely more than 3 inhabitants per km2, it is mostly desert. The country’s population growth remains very strong, at +1.6% per year, mainly due to immigration. The population is concentrated in a few large cities, all located on the coast. Sydney has…