France


As The World Stays Silent The Carnage In Southern Cameroons Continues

From what used to be known as a “Heaven of Peace” in the turbulent Central African region, the situation in Cameroon is gradually becoming another story of carnage and bloodshed as the world stays silent. As the massacre continues, it is fast becoming another episode of the international community failing […]


France’s Anti-Corruption Movement: Sarkozy Ordered To Stand Trial

A scandal is currently rocking the French political landscape in a way that has not been seen before. The former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, and Mr. Azibert, one of the magistrates of France’s highest court, the Court of Cassation,  have been ordered to stand trial. A […]


Right-Wing Nationalists In The West Seek Support Through Re-Branding

Following a respite from media attention and political organizing in recent months, two prominent right-wing nationalist figures, Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen, addressed the Congress of the latter’s party recently, seeking to amass support for the far-right French political party. Le Pen announced a new name for the party […]


WEF 2018: Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland from the 23rd to the 26th of January. The theme for the year, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” attracted the global elite and key political figures such as US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa […]


Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]


Could Proposed Legislative Reform End France’s Violent War On Drugs?

A recently commissioned parliamentary report has suggested decriminalizing all drug use to ease France’s congested criminal justice system. Comprised of two assembly members of the governing centrist and centre-right parties, the report’s authorship recommended either fining (rather than prosecuting) individuals found in possession of drugs or downgrading use and possession […]


France’s Role In The Rwanda Genocide

A report released last week alleges French officials were ‘complicit’ in the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana died when his plane was purposefully shot down. His death worsened ethnic tensions, leading to the specific targeting of Tutsis and more than 800,000 people were killed. The government of […]