‘Tirailleurs’: France’s forgotten colonial soldiers step out of the shadows

The last surviving African soldiers who fought for colonial-era France will be able to live out their final days in their home countries following the French government’s U-turn on their pension rights. The decision coincides with the cinema release of a film highlighting the untold sacrifices made by African “tirailleurs” on…

Chairman FAO: Western powers pressure China’s UN food boss to grip global hunger crisis

ROME, Italy — The Chinese head of a crucial U.N. food agency has come under intense scrutiny by Western powers, who accuse him of failing to grip a global hunger crisis exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Qu Dongyu, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, has alienated the Western powers that…

Macron hints at ‘political attacks’ amid probe into campaign funding

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he believes he is not “at the heart of the investigation” into the role played by consultancy firms in his 2017 and 2022 presidential campaigns. Macron hinted at “political attacks,” in his first public reaction to revelations Thursday that French prosecutors were…

Saudi Arabia celebrates shock defeat of favorites Argentina in World Cup

Doha – Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina in the World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Lionel Messi’s side, prompting an outpouring of Arab pride amid the first staging of soccer’s top tournament in the Middle East. King Salman declared a public holiday in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to…

French and Austrian nationals among 154 dead in Seoul crush

A French national and an Austrian national were among 154 people killed in the deadly Halloween crush in South Korea’s capital Seoul on Saturday, local media reported, as European leaders expressed shock and solidarity following the disaster. Another 133 people were injured as partygoers became trapped in a narrow, downhill…

New geopolitical blocs will govern the future

Press play to listen to this article Abishur Prakash is a co-founder and geopolitical futurist at Center for Innovating the Future (CIF), an advisory firm based in Toronto, Canada. He is also the author of five books and a global speaker. His latest book is called, “The World Is Vertical: How…

‘Sick of French’: Algeria moves away from colonial past with increase in English at school – France 24

Issued on: 07/10/2022 – 17:54 For the first time, primary school children in Algeria are studying English as a foreign language alongside French as the new academic year gets underway. For some, the move is a symbolic shift away from the influence of the country’s former colonial ruler. Source link