• April 1, 2023

Putin’s arrest warrant worries South Africa

Pretoria could be forced to arrest the Russian president in respect of its obligations vis-à-vis international justice, in particular the Rome Statute. The government of Cyril Ramaphosa does not hide its …

Business:World Bank reaffirms its commitment to Niger

World Bank President David Malpass told a press conference in Niamey on Thursday that security and energy were “indispensable for development” in the Sahel, at the end of a two-day visit …

Uganda will send soldiers to Moscow to defend Putin if need be – President’s son

The son of Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, said he would send Ugandan troops to defend Moscow in case of an “imperialist” threat. Call me “Putinist” if you want, we …


Couples flocked to Paris on Monday to celebrate Valentine’s Day against a romantic backdrop that lovers dream about around the world. Dozens of tourists stood with their backs to the Eiffel Tower, their hands locked in the form of a heart. An engineer from Rome, Matteo Di Pomponio, surprised his fiancé with a trip to celebrate their engagement in the City of Love. “What better city than Paris to celebrate love”, the young man told the Associated Press. “There was this idea to make this trip and I’m really happy that I was able to make this surprise happen.” Next to them, 26-year-old Meli Figun posed with roses for her photographer boyfriend. For the young Argentinean, the city’s romantic appeal is more than just a cliché. “When you are in love you enjoy in another way I think”, Figun said. “You see the magic of things and that’s the most important. If you are positive and you want to see something beautiful, you will see something beautiful.” Ines Smaili and Badr Guerouali moved to Paris from Morocco and lived there many years before relocating to Lyon. The couple gladly posed outside a florist engulfed in a sea of red roses but for both, the city’s aura had somewhat faded.

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