Residents watch French air force jets fly over a Paris suburb during the Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2023.
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Catholicism, ‘Frenchness’ and secularism are often conflated in French culture, a scholar writes, while non-Christian traditions are viewed with suspicion.
The famous Malian footballer Salif Keïta (left).
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Salif Keïta helped define African football’s relationship with the rest of the world, was influential in France and shaped the game in Mali.
Pirates leave a Ukrainian merchant vessel for Somalia’s shore in 2008.
The success of the Somali case illustrates what a high degree of shared interests among international actors can achieve.
French citizens celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the country’s 2017 presidential elections.
Opposition forces in France are using the president’s unpopularity to push for a new constitution. It’s a dangerous game.
A trip abroad marks the return of the British monarchy’s international angle after Charles mother stopped travelling.
French authorities dimmed public lights in December 2022 to avert energy shortages.
To overcome last winter’s energy crunch, France successfully introduced a 15-point ‘energy sobriety’ plan to cut gas and electricity use and reduce emissions.
Vaccination of poultry in Hong Kong.
Vaccination against bird flu offers farmers hope, rather than being caught between the anguish of finding a sick bird and the desolation of having to slaughter their entire flock.
Polish defences near Milosna, west of Warsaw, August 1920.
Vladimir Putin’s propaganda about the Russian invasion of Ukraine reflect themes once propagated by Vladimir Lenin.
The earthquake has damaged many homes in Ijjoukak village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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A scholar who has been working in Marrakech writes about the artisan communities, which have maintained the city’s architectural rich heritage for generations and have been hit hard by the earthquake.
Emmanuel Macron has found himself to be an unpopular figure in parts of Africa.
The French president has struggled to maintain the influence his country gained in Africa through colonialism.
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The famous French anthropologist, world-renowned for his theory of non-places and his analyses of the “overmodern” city, died during the summer.
Tourists walk past the Olympic rings in front of Paris City Hall with one year until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony, on July 26, 2023.
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The IOC needs to look beyond gender parity and work with international federations to address athletes’ conditions of participation in sports to achieve true gender equality.
Nigeria-led Ecowas artillerymen land by helicopter on 10 January, 1999 in Freetown.
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The use of force to end the coup in Niger would come at great cost and cripple the regional fight against terrorism.
Many Europeans aren’t happy with the way their country’s politics are run. Does this mean they could accept to live in a regime other than a democracy? Photo taken at a protest against pension reform, 2019.
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Sweeping new research shows many Europeans could accept to live under a non-democratic regime.
A group of tourists walk past the Olympic rings in front of Paris City Hall with one year until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony, on July 26, 2023.
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There is hope for a return to a more traditional and enjoyable Olympic Games with the upcoming 2024 Paris Games.
Morocco football players celebrate with fans.
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African teams take the football world cup by storm.
Niger’s Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani declares himself head of state on 28 July 2023.
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Ethnic politics, the presence of foreign troops and the weaknesses of past responses to coups encouraged Niger’s recent military takeover.
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Summer is here, together with its host of sun-drenched paraphernalia. One marketing scholar takes a look at our relationship to the emblematic cocktail, Aperol spritz.
On 13 September 2017, Paris was named as host city of the 2024 summer games. Two days later, visitors to the city visited the games’ iconic rings, displayed by the Trocadero.
One year away from the 2024 Olympic Games, the grim reality of climate change is impossible to deny. How do we make the mega-event sustainable and avoid the pitfalls of greenwashing?
In February 2022 in Brussels, demonstrators (wearing masks of Ursula von der Leyen, Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron) protest against the European Commission’s decision to classify gas and nuclear energy as “sustainable”.
While EU countries are capable of initiating strong joint actions, a divide is emerging between countries with very different, even antagonistic, decarbonisation strategies.