How scientists and corporations are plundering the developing world for new substances.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
Victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo, 2007.
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.
Already over-indulged, Britain continues to demand special status in the EU. Is it worth it?
This is what could cause the collapse of the EU – and what could save it.
Will oil ever bounce back?
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What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza.
As concerns rise about the risk of genocide in Burundi, the country could still avoid the worst thanks to its social structure. But time is limited.
The Monday market in front of the Grand Mosque of Djenné, Mali.
The international conference for the economic recovery of Mali resulted in promises of substantial aid, but the areas targeted fail to address the country’s real needs.
An artist’s rendering of the planned Alexandria Underwater Museum.
In an attempt to revive Egypt’s crucial tourism industry, its government has launched a series of sensational projects.
Supporters cheer for Rwandan President Paul Kageme who has secured a much longer term of office for himself.
This year no fewer than 16 elections will take place in Africa, many of which involve removing presidential term limits. The motives are worth examining.
Human guinea pigs? On the occasion of Rennes drama, an explanation of what the drug trials in France and how they are controlled.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame has long benefited from the support of the US.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, has carefully orchestrated a constitutional reform that allows him to remain in power for the next 18 years.
Let’s do this! But what exactly do we upload?
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that’s not happening anytime soon.
Our bodies set some requirements for what it would mean to upload our brains.
Uploading one’s mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what’s stopping us?
In the Champagne region, near Épernay, at the end of the day.
Digital-media tools such as augmented reality, apps and online games have a vast potential to reinvigorate communication about wine.
A growing conflict and poor governance are both playing a role in the failure to protect Yemen’s cultural landmarks.
By pursuing their strategic goals in the region, the UK, US and an Arab coalition are indirectly contributing to the destruction of Yemen’s cultural heritage.
The next French president? Not likely.
With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
Leader of the Front National, Marine le Pen, the morning after her party’s strong showing in the first round of regional elections.
France’s extreme-right party has national ambitions, but its lead in the first round of local elections puts it in direct contradiction with its long-proclaimed ideology.
History shows that for France, assimilation has always been a selective process and anything but universally applied.
A Syrian immigrant and his son after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 2015.
Do terrorists linked to Daesh slip into the groups of migrants streaming toward Europe? Our response to the Paris attacks and any potential manipulations shouldn’t fall on refugees’ heads.