Édouard Philippe, Veran, Salomon, Sibeth Ndiaye, searched

As part of a judicial investigation on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in France, former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, former Minister Agnès Buzyn, the current Minister of Health, the Director of Health, Jérôme Salomon , Sibeth Ndiaye, as well as other politicians saw their offices and homes searched this Thursday. Overall, 50 police officers and gendarmes were mobilized within the framework of these searches. The investigators are looking to see if “the government has voluntarily refrained from taking measures that could have ensured the safety of citizens. Thus, an investigation for abstaining from fighting a disaster is triggered by 09 complaints from individuals, doctors and associations.
The case was investigated by the High Court of Justice which also remains the only body empowered to examine ministers for faults committed in the exercise of their functions. In case of conviction because of their management of the pandemic, they risk 2 years of imprisonment and a 30,000 euros fine …


The opposition casts doubt on a boycott

Boycott, not boycott? The opposition maintains the vagueness for the moment as the electoral campaign in Côte d’Ivoire for the Presidential opens this Thursday and it has left to be very unstable. Many observers fear a pre-election or post-election crisis, ten years after that of 2010-2011 which left 3,000 dead and plunged the country into chaos, remind several international media. And for good reason, President Alassane Ouattara is seeking a controversial third term in the face of an opposition which called for “civil disobedience” and leaves doubt on a boycott of the ballot in a tense context, peppered with violence, writes Tv5.

The presidential election scheduled for October 31 will pit in addition Alassane Ouattara (78 years), former president Henri Konan Bédié (86 years), as well as two outsiders, Pascal Affi N’Guessan (former Prime Minister of Laurent Gbagbo) and the former deputy Kouadio Konan Bertin.


30 students chosen by Huawei.

Huawei Technologies organized this Monday morning the launch ceremony of the “Seeds For the Future” Program. Sowing the seeds of the future, or how to develop local ICT talents and bridge the gap between countries and culture. The multinational higher school of telecommunications is among the 30 students selected through the Huawei ICT Competition.

This Huawei initiative, recalled Olivier Sagna, the representative of the Ministry of Higher Education, is in line with public policies at the national level and both at the sectoral level. The Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Telecommunications commended Huawei’s commitment to work for the development of the digital ecosystem in our country. The Seeds for the Future program was first launched by Huawei in Thailand in 2008. By the end of 2019, through university partnerships and outreach activities, 5,773 students from 126 countries had completed the program and some from 111 countries participated. Some of them joined Huawei or other ICT companies, contributing to the development of the ICT industry as a whole. For Senegal: from 2016-2019, 29 students benefited from training in China. For the year of 2020, due to the health situation, the 30 students chosen will follow the program online …


CGF Bourse: Evelyne Tall appointed PCA

Ms. Evelyne Tall is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGF Bouse, a decision endorsed by the Board of Directors at its meeting on September 21, 2020. The new PCA following her appointment paid a vibrant tribute to the late Gabriel Fal, founder of CGF Bourse and CGF Gestion for his exemplary career in Finance, first as a banker, then in financial market activities. She thanked, according to the CGF Bourse press release, all the directors as well as the shareholders and congratulated the General Management of CGF Bourse for their leadership.

Evelyne Tall according to the source, has a total of more than 35 years of professional experience in the field of Banking and Finance with skills in strategic and operational leadership. She has recognized expertise in the areas of Business Development and Governance. Ms. Tall currently sits on the Board of Directors of two pan-African bank holdings (BGFI Holding and Coris Holding) and five other international companies or organizations. She sat on the Economic and Social Council of Senegal as President of the Economy, Trade and Perspectives Commission from 2010 to 2013. Evelyne Tall is very involved in improving the business climate in Africa, financial inclusion and the economic integration of Women. Evelyne Tall was distinguished as a Knight of the National Order of the Lion of Senegal.


Doctors from Reunion Island opposed to wearing compulsory masks

It is by means of a press release that the Covid Médecins 974 Collective, composed of 13 doctors, threw a paving stone in the pond. Based on the data provided by Public Health France, they believe that the measures to combat the spread of the virus should be relaxed.

These doctors support their point by taking week 38, from September 14 to 20, into account. They announce that the island currently has 14 outbreaks of contamination, 71 hospitalizations and 18 patients admitted to intensive care, a drop in numbers. Added to this a death rate of less than 1 / 100,000 inhabitants, a positivity rate lower than the metropolis and a contagiousness rate lower than 1, that is to say that a carrier of the virus transmits it less than 1 person, the Collective therefore considers that the situation is far from alarmist on the island.

For this reason, the Covid Médecins 974 Collective is proposing new measures to the health authorities:
– Only test symptomatic patients, so as not to panic in the face of alarmist statistics.
– Only advise the wearing of masks to vulnerable people in our population
– Give free rein to the population to wear a mask outdoors
– Maintain the other barrier measures: physical distancing, hand hygiene, all necessary and sufficient measures.
– Do not isolate our elders and thus deprive them of the support and affection of their families: the risk of dying from the isolation induced by liberticidal measures is, for our elders, much more important than dying of a viral infection.


The Islamic State claims the deadly ambush against the Borno governor’s convoy.

It did not take long for the deadly ambush against the Borno governor’s convoy to be claimed. The Nigerian branch of the Islamic State claims to be the perpetrator.

According to a statement from its propaganda organ, Amaq, the ambush was carried out by “caliphate soldiers” who caused “the death of 30 apostates”, thus confirming the toll provided by security sources quoted by several media.

The jihadists also claimed to have seized “2 4X4 vehicles and various weapons and ammunition”.

The attack occurred this Friday, September 25 in northeastern Nigeria, between Munguno and Baga. The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, whose life is saved, was traveling to Baga to prepare for the return of the displaced people from Maiduguri.


A day with horses for the members of France Réunion Alzheimer

After two months of confinement, the objective of this day was to offer families that the association accompanies a moment of leisure and escape in a three hectare park with views of the ocean and the mountain.

The morning began with a visit to the stables, to take the opportunity to get to know our friends the horses and ponies. In small groups of 4 to 5 people, aboard a cart with Antoine, the members of France Alzheimer Réunion found Christian who with passion shared his knowledge of medicinal plants and endemic to Réunion, followed by a juice of fresh cinnamon appreciated by all the guests.

The visit continued in an educational farm aboard the carriage led by Victoire and Atlantique the two mares led by a driver worthy of the name in the person of Mr. Pasqual.

At midday, the guests were able to eat at the Dodo Vert, before going in the afternoon to the equitherapy workshops with sick people and their relatives, to conclude with a tasting of a geranium herbal tea. .


Korean Yoo in favorable waivers

The first step in the selection process for the new head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) noted the elimination of candidates from Mexico, Egypt and Moldova.

Nigeria, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and South Korea represented by its Minister of Commerce Yoo Myung-hee will be decided in the next round scheduled for next Thursday. Three out of five candidates will be eliminated, leaving just two candidates in the third and final round for the top post at the world trade body on October 6. The final result, which will be determined by consensus among the 164 member countries, should be communicated in early November. For now, therefore, the candidates are increasing alliances and meetings with government representatives to try to obtain support. In favorable ballot, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate and Minister of Commerce of her country, went to Switzerland and France.

It must be said that most States appreciate its profile and its experience of 25 years of expertise plead in its favor. But also the leadership acquired through various negotiations with developed and developing countries, and Korea’s experience in achieving economic development through trade liberalization.

According to the “Yoonhap” agency in France, the Minister discussed with Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in charge of foreign trade and attractiveness, the role of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) in strengthening the multilateral trading system. They also discussed the measures put in place by their respective governments to restore international trade and the world economy against the backdrop of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Yoo plans to meet with other French government officials.

The Minister of Commerce also traveled to Washington where she met officials in charge of commerce and the US government. The visit focused on discussing a wide range of issues related to South Korea’s economic ties with the United States. Support from the United States is seen as crucial to winning the top WTO job, as the United States is the largest contributor to the WTO in terms of budget.

Yoo is committed to rebuilding confidence in the multilateral trading system by making it more relevant, resilient and more responsive if chosen as the new leader. His candidacy comes amid growing trade tension between the United States and China, and strained relations between South Korea and Japan.

West African countries will probably support the Nigerian or Kenyan candidate in the second round. But it is possible to envisage the relationship of cooperation and development between Korea and West Africa. Sharing Korea’s development experience from a developing to an advanced country cannot be ruled out.


The Crs du Pds congratulates the bravery of the people and …

Member of the PDS steering committee, Ngouda Dione “welcomed the bravery of the Malian people” this Wednesday, September 16, 2020 during the press conference of PDS executives.

Thus, as regards the political situation in Senegal, the framework of the party of the Pope of Sopi invites the Senegalese people to do the same. This is the best system they can adopt to “fight against the constitutional coup” because, “as heads of state in the sub-region have said, the 3rd term is a coup d’etat. “This is why the PDS promises to go down on the political ground to face Macky Sall …


Heavy sanction for Layvin Kurzawa, Neymar is doing well, Di Maria summoned …

Following the incidents which animated the end of the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille, the disciplinary committee of the LFP ruled. Sanctions are important on both sides.

According to Foot transfer window, it was Layvin Kurzawa who received the heaviest penalty, with 6 firm matches of suspension. Then comes Jordan Amavi, with 3 firm matches. Long awaited, the decision for Neymar generally sticks to the scale, with 2 firm matches + 1 suspended match. Same price for Leandro Paredes. Last player concerned by the disciplinary committee this Wednesday, Dario Benedetto, who only collects a suspension match, rather logical since he had been sent off for two yellow cards.

On the Angel Di maria case, the disciplinary committee decided to summon the Parisian player, so that he can explain his spitting in the direction of Alvaro Gonzalez. This same Alvaro Gonzalez can also fear what will happen next. The commission decided to place the case under investigation, which means that it has elements to conduct its investigation.

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