Author: Mélusine Lebret

“Ife” Set To Become A Turning Point In Nollywood’s History

Ife – “love” in the Yoruba language – gives a powerful voice to the African LGBTQ+ community. The movie tells the story of a lesbian couple in Nigeria, one of the 30 countries on the continent where same-sex relationships are criminalized. Ife’s director, Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim, and producer, Pamela Adie, could

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Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe : France Recently Adopts A Fairer Paternity Leave And Turns Quite A Few Heads

  After several years of careful consideration, in September, Emmanuel Macron announced that as of July 2021, paternity leave would be doubled. Fathers will receive 28 days of paid paternity leave, an increase from 14, including same-sex couples. The decision reflects the European Commission’s ambitious decision last year that required

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The Undefeatable Price Of Space

The world teems with enough marvelous places where people from all social groups can prosper and live in peace together. What is preventing this dream to come true for so many citizens of different social classes? Amongst other reasons, it must be because of the ubiquitous unaffordability of social integration

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MI6 And Its Strategy To Thwart Modern Hybrid Threats

At first glance, the Vauxhall Cross building appears to lie idle in a gloomy London landscape. But this building’s top secret (but not-so-secret) function is to house the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), better known as MI6. A recent Financial Times interview with SIS Chief Sir Alexandre William Younger, whose coded

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Waorani Leader Nominated As A 2020 TIME100 Honoree Blazes A Trail For The Protection Of The Amazon

Everyone remembers the triumphal victory of the Ecuadorian Amazon Indigenous people in last year’s historic lawsuit of the Waorani Organization of Pastaza (CONCONAWEP) against several ministries of the Ecuadorian government who wanted to sell Waorani lands to oil companies. The passionate Nemonte Nenquimo, first female president of CONCONAWEP and co-founder

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Tensions Escalate During Belarus’s Third Week Of Protests

The people of Belarus appear determined to continue showing their disapproval of the early August presidential poll that credited incumbent ‘Europe’s last dictator’, Aleksander Lukashenko. Three weeks after the result, the crackdown is fierce. The Anti-Cockroach Revolution counts more than 7,000 arrests and 200 wounded, which alarms international peacemakers. This

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