“God protect us”, but until when?

The disinfection zone at the Vijana health center, in Kinshasa, on May 19, 2021. ARSENE MPIANA / AFP It’s a mystery and, for many here, it seems like a miracle. Kinshasa remains to this day relatively spared by the Covid-19 pandemic. But the arrival of the Indian variant worries, especially as the vaccine is not … Read more

“Urban densification offers limited potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”

View of Bamako, capital of Mali MICHEL RENAUDEAU / ONLYWORLD.NET Does urban density promote the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? In the United States, our research has shown that the number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19 was not linked to the overall density of metropolitan areas, understood as the number of inhabitants of … Read more

PSG concludes a mixed season

Neymar on the ground during the PSG meeting in Brest, in Ligue 1, Sunday May 23. FRANCK FIFE / AFP “You always have to believe in football. It’s a principle. We will try to win. ” Mauricio Pochettino, Paris-Saint-Germain coach, was confident at the pre-match press conference. In Brest, his players respected the contract, Sunday … Read more

After more than a year of Covid-19, London’s comeback on the tourist scene

In the Soho district of London on April 18, 2021. BELINDA JIAO / SOPA IMAGES / LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES Royal blue on a beige background, nicely set tables, and the air that already smells of spices. This Thursday, May 20 in the morning, Imad Alarnab receives in his brand new restaurant, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, … Read more

“Behind the declarations of intent, the current text shows a weak political commitment”

The National Assembly, in Paris, on May 4, 2021. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS Awhile everyone applauds, no one seems to be considering the details of the bill aimed at accelerating economic and professional equality adopted at first reading by the National Assembly on May 12. It is incontestably established that women are not very present … Read more

“The ‘biodiversity-skepticism’, more discreet than that against climate change, is in a sense much more worrying”

Monarch butterfly. MARVIN NEWMAN / AGF FOTO / PHOTONONSTOP SMind you, that was ten years ago. As soon as it was published, each press article, each report, each interview detailing the current and future effects of climate change was put into perspective, attacked, suspected of alarmism, activism, etc. Each was positioned on either side of … Read more