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United States: in Houston, an “exceptional” storm leaves 7 dead
United States: in Houston, an “exceptional” storm leaves 7 dead

The death toll from the storm which caused significant damage Thursday in Houston, the largest city in Texas, rose to seven deaths, local authorities announced Friday, May 17

United States: the attacker of Nancy Pelosi’s husband sentenced to thirty years in prison
United States: the attacker of Nancy Pelosi’s husband sentenced to thirty years in prison

A man who attacked with a hammer the husband of Nancy Pelosi, the former Democratic leader of the House of Representatives in the United States, was sentenced on Friday May 17 in San Francisco (California) to thirty years in prison

In Senegal, the appointments of the new power lead to the start of rebellion within Pastef
In Senegal, the appointments of the new power lead to the start of rebellion within Pastef
Vladimir Putin suggests he will not respect the Olympic truce during the Paris Olympics
Vladimir Putin suggests he will not respect the Olympic truce during the Paris Olympics
In India, a new heat wave expected during the general elections
In India, a new heat wave expected during the general elections

The Indian Meteorological Department has announced a new heat wave, the second in three weeks, which is expected to particularly affect the regions where the next phase of the general elections is to take place

Senegalese President visits Nigeria to discuss democracy in West Africa
Senegalese President visits Nigeria to discuss democracy in West Africa

Nigeria and Senegal are committed to promoting democracy in West Africa, the scene of numerous coups d'état, during the first official visit to Nigeria by the new Senegalese president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the Nigerian presidency announced

War in Sudan: UN appeal for humanitarian aid 'catastrophically underfunded'
War in Sudan: UN appeal for humanitarian aid 'catastrophically underfunded'
Presidential election in Chad: Mahamat Idriss Déby's victory validated by the Constitutional Council
Presidential election in Chad: Mahamat Idriss Déby's victory validated by the Constitutional Council
United States: Texas governor pardons man convicted of killing anti-racist protester
United States: Texas governor pardons man convicted of killing anti-racist protester
In Senegal, the arrival of electric buses aims to revolutionize public transport
In Senegal, the arrival of electric buses aims to revolutionize public transport

To get around, Dakar residents already had the choice between the colorful Renault 1000s – the famous “fast coaches” –, the white vans nicknamed “Ndiaga Ndiaye”, the illegal and official taxis, the backfiring Tata buses and the Indonesian “cak cak” three-wheelers

In Ivory Coast, those accused of the Grand-Bassam attack return to court
In Ivory Coast, those accused of the Grand-Bassam attack return to court

Eight years after the events and a year and a half after their trial at first instance, the accused of the terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam are back before the Ivorian justice system

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on part of the delimitation of their common border
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on part of the delimitation of their common border
In Slovakia, the suspect in the attack on Robert Fico indicted for “attempted murder”
In Slovakia, the suspect in the attack on Robert Fico indicted for “attempted murder”
War in Ukraine: Russia and China say they want to avoid a new “escalation” of the conflict
War in Ukraine: Russia and China say they want to avoid a new “escalation” of the conflict
In Hong Kong, YouTube blocks videos related to “Glory to Hong Kong”, anthem of protesters in 2019
In Hong Kong, YouTube blocks videos related to “Glory to Hong Kong”, anthem of protesters in 2019

YouTube announced on Wednesday (May 15) its intention to comply with a Hong Kong court order asking it to restrict access to videos of a political protest song, Glory to Hong Kong

The ECHR condemns France for the house arrest of an environmental activist during COP21
The ECHR condemns France for the house arrest of an environmental activist during COP21

France was condemned on Thursday May 16 by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the house arrest of an environmental activist during COP21 in Paris in 2015, on the basis of state of emergency declared after the attacks of November 13

In South Africa, President Ramaphosa signs law establishing universal health coverage
In South Africa, President Ramaphosa signs law establishing universal health coverage
By withdrawing from Niger, American forces lose a strategic position in the Sahel
By withdrawing from Niger, American forces lose a strategic position in the Sahel
Slovakia: international shockwave after the shooting attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico
Slovakia: international shockwave after the shooting attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico
US presidential election: Joe Biden and Donald Trump will debate on CNN on June 27
US presidential election: Joe Biden and Donald Trump will debate on CNN on June 27

The two main candidates in the US presidential election, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, have agreed to debate twice, on June 27 and September 10

In Georgia, tens of thousands of demonstrators march again in the streets after the vote of a criticized law
In Georgia, tens of thousands of demonstrators march again in the streets after the vote of a criticized law

Around 30,000 Georgians opposed to a controversial bill passed in parliament the day before, which threatens to hamper the country's membership in the European Union (EU), rallied again on the evening of Wednesday, May 15 in the center of the capital, Tbilisi, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Protests in Armenia against land transfer to Azerbaijan
Protests in Armenia against land transfer to Azerbaijan
Young Moroccans sequestered in Burma to work by force in online scam centers
Young Moroccans sequestered in Burma to work by force in online scam centers
Presidential election in Chad: for Succès Masra, a disillusioning tomorrow
Presidential election in Chad: for Succès Masra, a disillusioning tomorrow
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico shot and wounded
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico shot and wounded

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot in the stomach and taken to hospital, according to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Lubos Blaha, quoted by the TASR news agency

Georgia: “foreign influence” law “moves” country away from EU integration, says NATO
Georgia: “foreign influence” law “moves” country away from EU integration, says NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has called Georgia's adoption of a controversial "foreign influence" law inspired by Russian legislation to crack down on "a step in the wrong direction

In Switzerland, a former Gambian minister sentenced to twenty years in prison for crimes against humanity
In Switzerland, a former Gambian minister sentenced to twenty years in prison for crimes against humanity
In Burkina Faso, the government announces “national meetings” to decide on the continuation of the transition
In Burkina Faso, the government announces “national meetings” to decide on the continuation of the transition
African Union: who to succeed Moussa Faki Mahamat?
African Union: who to succeed Moussa Faki Mahamat?
Gabon: Ali Bongo’s family files a complaint in France to denounce his arbitrary “sequestration”
Gabon: Ali Bongo’s family files a complaint in France to denounce his arbitrary “sequestration”

Lawyers for the Bongo family announced to Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Tuesday, May 14, that they had filed a new complaint in Paris to denounce the arbitrary “arrest” and “sequestration” in Gabon of several of its members

In Senegal, the government suspends construction sites on the coast of Dakar
In Senegal, the government suspends construction sites on the coast of Dakar

In Senegal, the new government announced on Tuesday, May 14, the suspension for two months of all construction on the coast of Dakar and its region, confirming a measure welcomed by environmental defenders in the face of the concreteization of the coast

Brazil: Lula dismisses the boss of the oil giant Petrobras
Brazil: Lula dismisses the boss of the oil giant Petrobras
In Baltimore, the boat that hit a bridge suffered two electrical outages just before the impact
In Baltimore, the boat that hit a bridge suffered two electrical outages just before the impact
In Germany, Björn Höcke, a far-right leader, fined 13,000 euros for using a Nazi slogan
In Germany, Björn Höcke, a far-right leader, fined 13,000 euros for using a Nazi slogan
In Thailand, Netiporn Sanehsankhom, a pro-democracy activist on hunger strike, has died
In Thailand, Netiporn Sanehsankhom, a pro-democracy activist on hunger strike, has died

A Thai democracy activist, detained on lese majeste charges while awaiting trial, died following a hunger strike, the prison administration said on Tuesday (May 14)

Director Mohammad Rasoulof calls for support from world cinema after fleeing Iran
Director Mohammad Rasoulof calls for support from world cinema after fleeing Iran

Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who clandestinely fled Iran for an undisclosed location in Europe, implored world cinema on Tuesday May 14 to provide “strong support” to threatened directors, in a press release sent to Agence France- Press (AFP)

In Niger, the uranium issue at the origin of discord with the United States, according to the Prime Minister
In Niger, the uranium issue at the origin of discord with the United States, according to the Prime Minister
In Georgia, Parliament Passes Much-Maligned “Foreign Influence” Bill
In Georgia, Parliament Passes Much-Maligned “Foreign Influence” Bill
In Niger, a Chinese company will resume uranium mining after ten years of interruption
In Niger, a Chinese company will resume uranium mining after ten years of interruption
In Mali, a collective of parties and civil society organizations denounces a “masquerade of dialogue”
In Mali, a collective of parties and civil society organizations denounces a “masquerade of dialogue”

Denouncing a “masquerade”, a collective of parties and organizations from Malian civil society rejected the prospect of several years of military rule recommended following consultations organized by the junta

Nearly 76 million internally displaced people around the world at the end of 2023, according to the Observatory of Internal Displacement Situations
Nearly 76 million internally displaced people around the world at the end of 2023, according to the Observatory of Internal Displacement Situations

Conflicts in Sudan, Gaza and the Democratic Republic of Congo have pushed the number of internally displaced people to an all-time high of 75