While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war.
Pushed by Boko Haram in the north, Muslim Fulani herdsmen are moving farther south into areas mainly populated by agrarian ethnic minorities, often Christians. This new configuration is stirring up a conflict over grazing rights and affecting harvests
Today, Alaska is on the front lines facing issues of climate change. More than just a symbol, this visit by Barack Obama is a major call to attention aimed at the planet’s decision-makers who will be meeting in Paris for COP 21 next November. (Article in French)
Michelle Obama arrived Wednesday with her daughters and mother in Milan, where she is scheduled Thursday to visit the Universal Expo to learn about “winning solutions” for healthy eating.
The saving or revitalizing of agriculture in conflict zones, indispensable for the well-being and even the security of populations, is having difficulty gathering international funds, which are often snatched by emergency aid. (Article in French)
In regards to Latin America, December 17, 2014 must look a little like our November 9, 1989, the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The simultaneous declaration by Raul Castro and Barack Obama, ending over 50 years of cold war between Cuba and the United States, opens a considerable field in the tectonic plate movement of South American geopolitics. (Article in French)
Despite the “significant progress” in the last ten years, during which 100 million people have been saved from hunger in the world, more than 800 million continue to suffer. (Article in French)
Courts ordered three McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow to be closed for the maximum term of 90 days on Wednesday on health grounds in a case widely seen as retaliation against Western sanctions.
(French) Les combats dans la bande de Gaza depuis le début de l’offensive israélienne en juillet ont paralysé l’agriculture dans l’enclave, qui souffrira sur le “long terme” des dégâts causés à l’élevage, aux cultures et à la pêche, a-t-on appris lundi auprès de la FAO.
McDonald’s suffered a drop in July sales after reports that it was using unsafe meat in China hit sales in Asia, the company said Friday. Global comparable sales at the US fast-food giant dropped 2.5 percent, with sales in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa…