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?How can people seeking asylum ?prove? the truth of the horrors they have suffered? »
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¿Cuándo se estrenará la temporada 2 de The Sandman en Netflix y de qué tratará? Producida y creada por Neil Gaiman, Sandman es la esperada adaptación de su querida serie de novelas gráficas de fantasía oscura de DC Comics. Sandman está protagonizada por Tom Sturridge en el papel de Dream of the Endless (Morfeo), Jenna ... Read more

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    ¿Cuándo se estrenará la temporada 2 de The Sandman en Netflix y de qué tratará? Producida y creada por Neil Gaiman, Sandman es la esperada adaptación de su querida serie de novelas gráficas de fantasía oscura de DC Comics. Sandman está protagonizada por Tom Sturridge en el papel de Dream of the Endless (Morfeo), Jenna Coleman en el papel de Johanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste en el papel de la Muerte, Boyd Holbrook en el papel de The Corinthian y Gwendoline Christie en el papel de Lucifer Morningstar.

    La primera temporada de The Sandman adapta los dos primeros volúmenes de las novelas gráficas de Gaiman, Preludios y Nocturnos y Casa de muñecas. Los cinco primeros episodios abarcan Preludios y Nocturnos, que relatan cómo Morfeo fue encarcelado durante más de un siglo y emprendió una búsqueda para recuperar sus símbolos mágicos del cargo y reparar su reino, el Sueño, tras su huida. El episodio 6 de Sandman, “El sonido de sus alas”, sirve como epílogo que presenta a la Muerte y al amigo inmortal del Sueño, Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley). Los cuatro últimos episodios de la primera temporada de Sandman adaptan la historia de Casa de Muñecas, introduciendo a Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai), un vórtice del Sueño, y presentando el enfrentamiento final de Morfeo con el renegado asesino en serie de pesadillas, el Corintio.

    Por muy épica y compleja que sea la primera temporada de Sandman, la saga de Gaiman no ha hecho más que empezar. Hay muchas esperanzas de que Netflix permita a The Sandman completar la historia completa del maestro de los sueños. Esto es todo lo que sabemos hasta ahora sobre la segunda temporada de Sandman.

    ‘Sandman’ Temporada 2: fecha de estreno

    No esperes que la segunda temporada de Sandman se estrene en Netflix hasta finales de 2023 o 2024. Si la producción de la segunda temporada comienza a finales de 2022, aún se necesitarían varios meses para rodar los siguientes 10 episodios de la serie. Lo más seguro es esperar la segunda temporada de Sandman dentro de unos dos años, pero posiblemente un poco antes.

    sandman

    ‘Sandman’: historia y argumento

    Si la segunda temporada sigue el formato de la primera, en la que se adaptan dos volúmenes de novela gráfica, la próxima temporada de Sandman abarcará Dream Country y The Season of Mists. El País de los Sueños es una serie de historias de un solo episodio, incluyendo el popular “Sueño de mil gatos” y “El sueño de una noche de verano”, que fue creado por Morfeo al conocer a un joven William Shakespeare en 1589 en el episodio 6 de Sandman.

    the sandman tom sturridge as dream in episode 101 of the sandman cr liam danielnetflix © 2022

    La Temporada de Nieblas es una de las historias más populares e impactantes de Sandman, y está ambientada en el final de la primera temporada de Sandman, cuando Lucifer juró vengarse de Morfeo. También da un cierre a la historia de la antigua amante de Sueño, Nada, a la que desterró al infierno hace 10.000 años, así como revela el nombre del bebé de Lyta Hall (Razane Jammal) que nació en el Sueño. La Temporada de Nieblas presenta además a Destino y Delirio, otros dos miembros de los Sin Fin, así como la versión de Gaiman de los dioses nórdicos Thor, Loki y Odín.

‘Sandman’: reparto, estreno y personajes de la temporada 2

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¿Cuándo se estrenará la temporada 2 de The Sandman en Netflix y de qué tratará? Producida y creada por Neil Gaiman, Sandman es la esperada adaptación de su querida serie de novelas gráficas de fantasía oscura de DC Comics. Sandman está protagonizada por Tom Sturridge en el papel de Dream of the Endless (Morfeo), Jenna ... Read more

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    ¿Cuándo se estrenará la temporada 2 de The Sandman en Netflix y de qué tratará? Producida y creada por Neil Gaiman, Sandman es la esperada adaptación de su querida serie de novelas gráficas de fantasía oscura de DC Comics. Sandman está protagonizada por Tom Sturridge en el papel de Dream of the Endless (Morfeo), Jenna Coleman en el papel de Johanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste en el papel de la Muerte, Boyd Holbrook en el papel de The Corinthian y Gwendoline Christie en el papel de Lucifer Morningstar.

    La primera temporada de The Sandman adapta los dos primeros volúmenes de las novelas gráficas de Gaiman, Preludios y Nocturnos y Casa de muñecas. Los cinco primeros episodios abarcan Preludios y Nocturnos, que relatan cómo Morfeo fue encarcelado durante más de un siglo y emprendió una búsqueda para recuperar sus símbolos mágicos del cargo y reparar su reino, el Sueño, tras su huida. El episodio 6 de Sandman, “El sonido de sus alas”, sirve como epílogo que presenta a la Muerte y al amigo inmortal del Sueño, Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley). Los cuatro últimos episodios de la primera temporada de Sandman adaptan la historia de Casa de Muñecas, introduciendo a Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai), un vórtice del Sueño, y presentando el enfrentamiento final de Morfeo con el renegado asesino en serie de pesadillas, el Corintio.

    Por muy épica y compleja que sea la primera temporada de Sandman, la saga de Gaiman no ha hecho más que empezar. Hay muchas esperanzas de que Netflix permita a The Sandman completar la historia completa del maestro de los sueños. Esto es todo lo que sabemos hasta ahora sobre la segunda temporada de Sandman.

    ‘Sandman’ Temporada 2: fecha de estreno

    No esperes que la segunda temporada de Sandman se estrene en Netflix hasta finales de 2023 o 2024. Si la producción de la segunda temporada comienza a finales de 2022, aún se necesitarían varios meses para rodar los siguientes 10 episodios de la serie. Lo más seguro es esperar la segunda temporada de Sandman dentro de unos dos años, pero posiblemente un poco antes.

    sandman

    ‘Sandman’: historia y argumento

    Si la segunda temporada sigue el formato de la primera, en la que se adaptan dos volúmenes de novela gráfica, la próxima temporada de Sandman abarcará Dream Country y The Season of Mists. El País de los Sueños es una serie de historias de un solo episodio, incluyendo el popular “Sueño de mil gatos” y “El sueño de una noche de verano”, que fue creado por Morfeo al conocer a un joven William Shakespeare en 1589 en el episodio 6 de Sandman.

    the sandman tom sturridge as dream in episode 101 of the sandman cr liam danielnetflix © 2022

    La Temporada de Nieblas es una de las historias más populares e impactantes de Sandman, y está ambientada en el final de la primera temporada de Sandman, cuando Lucifer juró vengarse de Morfeo. También da un cierre a la historia de la antigua amante de Sueño, Nada, a la que desterró al infierno hace 10.000 años, así como revela el nombre del bebé de Lyta Hall (Razane Jammal) que nació en el Sueño. La Temporada de Nieblas presenta además a Destino y Delirio, otros dos miembros de los Sin Fin, así como la versión de Gaiman de los dioses nórdicos Thor, Loki y Odín.

‘Sandman’: reparto, estreno y personajes de la temporada 2

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[date_timestamp] => 1660774366 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Fires: in Spain and Portugal, tens of thousands of hectares ravaged by flames [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/fires-in-spain-and-portugal-tens-of-thousands-of-hectares-ravaged-by-flames/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Eugene Phillips ) [pubdate] => Wed, 17 Aug 2022 20:43:37 +0000 [category] => Interestering ItemsfiresflameshectaresPortugalravagedSpaintensthousands [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/?p=4374 [description] =>

Spain and Portugal are still trying, Wednesday August 17, to overcome several forest fires which have ravaged thousands of hectares, mobilizing hundreds of firefighters. Spain has been facing a wave of forest fires in recent weeks, favored by rising temperatures, particularly in the province of Valencia, in the east of the country. The fire that ... Read more

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Spain and Portugal are still trying, Wednesday August 17, to overcome several forest fires which have ravaged thousands of hectares, mobilizing hundreds of firefighters.

Spain has been facing a wave of forest fires in recent weeks, favored by rising temperatures, particularly in the province of Valencia, in the east of the country. The fire that has been raging since Monday in Bejis, 70 kilometers northwest of Valencia, has grown rapidly, ravaging more than 10,000 hectares, and has led to the evacuation of 1,500 people, according to regional officials. The firefighters of the province of Castellon posted a video on Twitter showing the violence of the flames:

About 200 kilometers further south, in La Vall d’Ebo, the weather has offered some respite to the hundreds of firefighters who have been fighting a major fire since Saturday. The rain and hail, which fell on an area where the flames ravaged more than 11,000 hectares, however grounded the planes of fight against fires and their teams.

Destructions of unique species in Portugal

In neighboring Portugal, the Serra da Estrela fire, where 90% of the perimeter was declared under control at midday, continues to focus efforts “consolidation” firefighters, Civil Protection Commander Miguel Cruz said during a press briefing late in the day. More than 1,200 firefighters remained on the job, supported by eight aircraft.

After being declared under control last week, the fire flared up again on Monday. An investigation has been opened to determine the causes. The fire, which has caused some 25,000 hectares of this protected area to go up in smoke, according to provisional estimates, is already the largest this summer in Portugal.

Decryption: Fires: seven times more area burned than an ordinary year in France, four times more in Europe

The smell of burning was felt until Madrid on Tuesday. This fire destroyed unique species in the UNESCO-recognized park, in the heart of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, which rises to around 2,000 meters.

During the afternoon, another outbreak worried the rescue services in the region of Caldas da Rainha, in the center-west of the country, where a mobilized firefighter died of a heart attack.

New heat wave from Saturday

The firefighters’ goal is to bring the Serra da Estrela fire under control by Friday, before temperatures rise again.

?We are not yet at the end of this critical period of fires?warned Wednesday José Luis Carneiro, Minister of the Interior, after a meeting with officials of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA). ?We are going to enter a third heat wave? from Saturday, “which should last until September”a month that promises to be ?warmer and drier? than normal, he said.

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Portugal, which is experiencing an exceptional drought this year, has already experienced the hottest month of July in almost a century. Since the start of the year, 92,000 hectares have gone up in smoke, the largest area since the deadly fires of 2017, which killed around 100 people, according to the latest report from the Institute for the Conservation of Nature. nature and forests.

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Spain and Portugal are still trying, Wednesday August 17, to overcome several forest fires which have ravaged thousands of hectares, mobilizing hundreds of firefighters. Spain has been facing a wave of forest fires in recent weeks, favored by rising temperatures, particularly in the province of Valencia, in the east of the country. The fire that ... Read more

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Spain and Portugal are still trying, Wednesday August 17, to overcome several forest fires which have ravaged thousands of hectares, mobilizing hundreds of firefighters.

Spain has been facing a wave of forest fires in recent weeks, favored by rising temperatures, particularly in the province of Valencia, in the east of the country. The fire that has been raging since Monday in Bejis, 70 kilometers northwest of Valencia, has grown rapidly, ravaging more than 10,000 hectares, and has led to the evacuation of 1,500 people, according to regional officials. The firefighters of the province of Castellon posted a video on Twitter showing the violence of the flames:

About 200 kilometers further south, in La Vall d’Ebo, the weather has offered some respite to the hundreds of firefighters who have been fighting a major fire since Saturday. The rain and hail, which fell on an area where the flames ravaged more than 11,000 hectares, however grounded the planes of fight against fires and their teams.

Destructions of unique species in Portugal

In neighboring Portugal, the Serra da Estrela fire, where 90% of the perimeter was declared under control at midday, continues to focus efforts “consolidation” firefighters, Civil Protection Commander Miguel Cruz said during a press briefing late in the day. More than 1,200 firefighters remained on the job, supported by eight aircraft.

After being declared under control last week, the fire flared up again on Monday. An investigation has been opened to determine the causes. The fire, which has caused some 25,000 hectares of this protected area to go up in smoke, according to provisional estimates, is already the largest this summer in Portugal.

Decryption: Fires: seven times more area burned than an ordinary year in France, four times more in Europe

The smell of burning was felt until Madrid on Tuesday. This fire destroyed unique species in the UNESCO-recognized park, in the heart of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, which rises to around 2,000 meters.

During the afternoon, another outbreak worried the rescue services in the region of Caldas da Rainha, in the center-west of the country, where a mobilized firefighter died of a heart attack.

New heat wave from Saturday

The firefighters’ goal is to bring the Serra da Estrela fire under control by Friday, before temperatures rise again.

?We are not yet at the end of this critical period of fires?warned Wednesday José Luis Carneiro, Minister of the Interior, after a meeting with officials of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA). ?We are going to enter a third heat wave? from Saturday, “which should last until September”a month that promises to be ?warmer and drier? than normal, he said.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Fires: “We are in a real war of fire which requires increasing international cooperation”

Portugal, which is experiencing an exceptional drought this year, has already experienced the hottest month of July in almost a century. Since the start of the year, 92,000 hectares have gone up in smoke, the largest area since the deadly fires of 2017, which killed around 100 people, according to the latest report from the Institute for the Conservation of Nature. nature and forests.

The World with AFP



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[date_timestamp] => 1660769017 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => ?How can people seeking asylum ?prove? the truth of the horrors they have suffered? » [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/how-can-people-seeking-asylum-prove-the-truth-of-the-horrors-they-have-suffered/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Eugene Phillips ) [pubdate] => Wed, 17 Aug 2022 20:00:38 +0000 [category] => Interestering Itemsasylumhorrorspeopleproveseekingsufferedtruth [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/?p=4370 [description] =>

JI am a medical examiner and psychiatrist. For seven years, I have been writing certificates for people requesting asylum in France and having applied to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra). Some are admitted, but many more are refused. If the latter go before the National Court of Asylum ... Read more

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JI am a medical examiner and psychiatrist. For seven years, I have been writing certificates for people requesting asylum in France and having applied to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra). Some are admitted, but many more are refused. If the latter go before the National Court of Asylum (CNDA) and ask me for a certificate, when I learn the reasons for the refusal and the conditions in which the interview took place at the Ofpra I am appalled.

Appalled by the questions that you, ladies and gentlemen, have asked, appalled by the context of the interview, your coldness, your lack of empathy, your apparent ignorance of the violence inflicted, your obvious ignorance of psychotrauma and the phenomenon of traumatic memory. In short, I am appalled by your purely technical and technocratic treatment of data, without taking into account the human factor.

I recall that the Ofpra is a protection office, and I ask: what protection? What does the Ofpra do? What are you doing, ladies and gentlemen judges? Throw people back into the sea? In the desert ? Send them back to torture countries? Where human rights do not exist? Isn’t France the country of human rights?

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Let’s take an example. Mr. Mohamed is originally from Guinea. A political opponent, he was imprisoned and tortured in every possible way ? physically, psychologically, sexually. After hearing the story of these tortures, I believe I have reached the end of the story, the end of the horror. But now he begins to recount his crossing of the Libyan desert by saying: ” It’s hell. » Ah! Until then, was it not hell?

?I ate a corpse?

Twelve days to cross the desert on foot. The people who die around him. Indeed, it is hell. Survive men, women, old people and children whom he sees dying one after the other. Dying of thirst, pain, scorpion stings or snake bites. To die, pulled like rabbits by the Bedouin herdsmen of sheep who consider them intruders. Hear again and again the groans and screams of those he left by the wayside without being able to come to their aid, because to stop is to die with them, and to give them a drink is to die with them.

Every death on his way is a part of himself that has been torn from him. He still hears their screams: ?It’s like an explosion in my head. » But he can’t stop. So he walks again, and again, and again. Thirst, heat, pain: he can’t take it anymore, but he walks because, after everything he’s been through, after everything he’s been through, he has to move on. And he succeeds: he arrives in Libya.

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JI am a medical examiner and psychiatrist. For seven years, I have been writing certificates for people requesting asylum in France and having applied to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra). Some are admitted, but many more are refused. If the latter go before the National Court of Asylum ... Read more

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JI am a medical examiner and psychiatrist. For seven years, I have been writing certificates for people requesting asylum in France and having applied to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra). Some are admitted, but many more are refused. If the latter go before the National Court of Asylum (CNDA) and ask me for a certificate, when I learn the reasons for the refusal and the conditions in which the interview took place at the Ofpra I am appalled.

Appalled by the questions that you, ladies and gentlemen, have asked, appalled by the context of the interview, your coldness, your lack of empathy, your apparent ignorance of the violence inflicted, your obvious ignorance of psychotrauma and the phenomenon of traumatic memory. In short, I am appalled by your purely technical and technocratic treatment of data, without taking into account the human factor.

I recall that the Ofpra is a protection office, and I ask: what protection? What does the Ofpra do? What are you doing, ladies and gentlemen judges? Throw people back into the sea? In the desert ? Send them back to torture countries? Where human rights do not exist? Isn’t France the country of human rights?

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Asylum seekers: “Everywhere around us, we observe the recurrence of suspicion”

Let’s take an example. Mr. Mohamed is originally from Guinea. A political opponent, he was imprisoned and tortured in every possible way ? physically, psychologically, sexually. After hearing the story of these tortures, I believe I have reached the end of the story, the end of the horror. But now he begins to recount his crossing of the Libyan desert by saying: ” It’s hell. » Ah! Until then, was it not hell?

?I ate a corpse?

Twelve days to cross the desert on foot. The people who die around him. Indeed, it is hell. Survive men, women, old people and children whom he sees dying one after the other. Dying of thirst, pain, scorpion stings or snake bites. To die, pulled like rabbits by the Bedouin herdsmen of sheep who consider them intruders. Hear again and again the groans and screams of those he left by the wayside without being able to come to their aid, because to stop is to die with them, and to give them a drink is to die with them.

Every death on his way is a part of himself that has been torn from him. He still hears their screams: ?It’s like an explosion in my head. » But he can’t stop. So he walks again, and again, and again. Thirst, heat, pain: he can’t take it anymore, but he walks because, after everything he’s been through, after everything he’s been through, he has to move on. And he succeeds: he arrives in Libya.

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[date_timestamp] => 1660766438 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo: NATO calls for ?restraint? and says it is ready to intervene [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/tensions-between-serbia-and-kosovo-nato-calls-for-restraint-and-says-it-is-ready-to-intervene/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Eugene Phillips ) [pubdate] => Wed, 17 Aug 2022 19:17:47 +0000 [category] => Interestering ItemscallsinterveneKosovoNATOreadyrestraintSerbiatensions [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/?p=4365 [description] =>

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg after his talks with the Kosovo Prime Minister and the Serbian President in Brussels, August 17, 2022. OLIVIER MATTHYS / PA Diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are not coming down. After the violence that erupted on the border at the end of July, a new attempt at consultation will take ... Read more

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Diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are not coming down. After the violence that erupted on the border at the end of July, a new attempt at consultation will take place on Thursday in Brussels within the framework of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue facilitated by the European Union since 2011. Before the meeting, the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, called on the Serbian and Kosovar leaders to ?prevent further escalation?.

?I call on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence?, Mr. Stoltenberg told the press. He warned that the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR) was ?ready to intervene if stability is threatened?to assure ?freedom of movement for all inhabitants? of the former Serbian province.

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The Secretary General of the Alliance spoke with the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, then with the Kosovar Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, two weeks before the entry into force of new administrative and border rules imposed by Pristina.

Invoking a principle of “reciprocity”, Kosovo plans to impose temporary residence permits on people entering the country with a Serbian identity card, and to require Serbs in the country to replace Serbian license plates on their vehicles with ones of the Republic of Kosovo. Under American pressure, Kosovo had agreed to postpone the implementation of these measures until 1er september.

These new rules led to a new episode of strong tensions at the end of July in northern Kosovo, where the Serbian minority describes them as vexatious.

“Agree on almost no points”

On the eve of the new consultations, Jens Stoltenberg called the two leaders “to be flexible and constructive”. Mr. Vucic, however, told the press to expect “difficult discussions”. ?We disagree on almost no points?he warned.

” It does not depend on me (?). There is a new generation of young people [Serbes] in Kosovo who will not tolerate this situation, who will not want to endure terror, who do not see Kosovo as an independent state but as a territory of Serbia, in accordance with international law?he argued.

Read Sylvie Kauffmann’s column: Article reserved for our subscribers “In the Balkans, the specter of the 1990s lurks, insidious, pushed by Serbia and Russia”

Belgrade has never recognized the independence proclaimed by Kosovo in 2008, a decade after a bloody war that left 13,000 dead, mostly Albanian Kosovars. Since then, the region has been the scene of episodic frictions. The approximately 120,000 Kosovo Serbs, a third of whom live in the north of the territory, do not recognize the authority of Pristina and remain loyal to Belgrade.

?The Serbian police and army never crossed? the border with Kosovo during the July incidents, assured Aleksandar Vucic, accusing Pristina of“to have lied on this point as on all the rest for one hundred and eighty days, invoking an attack (?) which never has and will never take place?.

Pristina said he was convinced that Serbia would take advantage of the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine to launch an offensive against Kosovo. Belgrade, which has good relations with Moscow, vehemently denied this, declaring itself “a militarily neutral country, not aligning itself with any bloc”.

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?The Kosovars have every reason to be vigilant against the destructive attitude of our neighbour?replied Albin Kurti at a separate press conference. ?On one side you have the democratic state of Kosovo, with its professional police. On the other, illegal Serbian structures transformed into criminal gangs, which erect barricades » in the north of the country, denounced the Kosovar Prime Minister.

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg after his talks with the Kosovo Prime Minister and the Serbian President in Brussels, August 17, 2022. OLIVIER MATTHYS / PA Diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are not coming down. After the violence that erupted on the border at the end of July, a new attempt at consultation will take ... Read more

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Diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are not coming down. After the violence that erupted on the border at the end of July, a new attempt at consultation will take place on Thursday in Brussels within the framework of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue facilitated by the European Union since 2011. Before the meeting, the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, called on the Serbian and Kosovar leaders to ?prevent further escalation?.

?I call on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence?, Mr. Stoltenberg told the press. He warned that the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR) was ?ready to intervene if stability is threatened?to assure ?freedom of movement for all inhabitants? of the former Serbian province.

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The Secretary General of the Alliance spoke with the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, then with the Kosovar Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, two weeks before the entry into force of new administrative and border rules imposed by Pristina.

Invoking a principle of “reciprocity”, Kosovo plans to impose temporary residence permits on people entering the country with a Serbian identity card, and to require Serbs in the country to replace Serbian license plates on their vehicles with ones of the Republic of Kosovo. Under American pressure, Kosovo had agreed to postpone the implementation of these measures until 1er september.

These new rules led to a new episode of strong tensions at the end of July in northern Kosovo, where the Serbian minority describes them as vexatious.

“Agree on almost no points”

On the eve of the new consultations, Jens Stoltenberg called the two leaders “to be flexible and constructive”. Mr. Vucic, however, told the press to expect “difficult discussions”. ?We disagree on almost no points?he warned.

” It does not depend on me (?). There is a new generation of young people [Serbes] in Kosovo who will not tolerate this situation, who will not want to endure terror, who do not see Kosovo as an independent state but as a territory of Serbia, in accordance with international law?he argued.

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Belgrade has never recognized the independence proclaimed by Kosovo in 2008, a decade after a bloody war that left 13,000 dead, mostly Albanian Kosovars. Since then, the region has been the scene of episodic frictions. The approximately 120,000 Kosovo Serbs, a third of whom live in the north of the territory, do not recognize the authority of Pristina and remain loyal to Belgrade.

?The Serbian police and army never crossed? the border with Kosovo during the July incidents, assured Aleksandar Vucic, accusing Pristina of“to have lied on this point as on all the rest for one hundred and eighty days, invoking an attack (?) which never has and will never take place?.

Pristina said he was convinced that Serbia would take advantage of the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine to launch an offensive against Kosovo. Belgrade, which has good relations with Moscow, vehemently denied this, declaring itself “a militarily neutral country, not aligning itself with any bloc”.

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?The Kosovars have every reason to be vigilant against the destructive attitude of our neighbour?replied Albin Kurti at a separate press conference. ?On one side you have the democratic state of Kosovo, with its professional police. On the other, illegal Serbian structures transformed into criminal gangs, which erect barricades » in the north of the country, denounced the Kosovar Prime Minister.

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Merlina Addams en sus años como estudiante de la Academia Nevermore. (Netflix) Netflix compartió este miércoles (sí, intencionalmente) el primer vistazo de Merlina (Wednesday), la serie dirigida por el aclamado cineasta Tim Burton en base a la franquicia de Los locos Addams. Con Jenna Ortega en el rol principal, la historia sigue a la joven ... Read more

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Merlina Addams en sus años como estudiante de la Academia Nevermore. (Netflix)

Netflix compartió este miércoles (sí, intencionalmente) el primer vistazo de Merlina (Wednesday), la serie dirigida por el aclamado cineasta Tim Burton en base a la franquicia de Los locos Addams. Con Jenna Ortega en el rol principal, la historia sigue a la joven integrante de la familia en el cambio de escuela a una que se adapte más a ella, dado que se ha metido en problemas en más de una ocasión a lo largo de su vida.

?La serie es un misterio intrigante con un tono sobrenatural que muestra a Merlina Addams en sus años como estudiante de la Academia Nevermore. Merlina debe dominar su habilidad psíquica incipiente, frustrar una monstruosa ola de asesinatos que aterroriza a la ciudad y resolver el misterio paranormal que involucró a sus padres hace 25 años? todo mientras lidia con sus complicadas relaciones en Nevermore?, sostiene la sinopsis oficial.

Jenna Ortega es Merlina en la ficción televisiva dirigida por Tim Burton. (Netflix)

Originalmente, el clásico programa de televisión que llevó a esta familia ficticia a la fama estuvo basado en las caricaturas del dibujante Charles Addams. Las tiras cómicas fueron publicadas durante 50 años en la versión impresa de The New Yorker, y se extendieron a otras formas de medios artísticos y de expresión como la televisión, el cine, las novelas gráficas, la música y los videojuegos.

El sueño cumplido de Tim Burton con Wednesday

Tim Burton siempre tuvo presente la idea de liderar una producción sobre Los locos Addams, algo que no pudo hacer en 1991 ante el compromiso de dirigir Batman regresa, dejando la recordada cinta noventera en manos de Barry Sonnenfeld. Tiempo más tarde, la mente detrás de Beettlejuice y El hombre manos de tijera se unió a Netflix para comenzar en 2020 el proyecto para hacer realidad Wednesday, aunque en una etapa temprana aún no se había delimitado que la trama se centraría en ella y se basaría en las anécdotas creadas por el caricaturista.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán e Isaac Ordonez completan el elenco principal de la familia Addams. (Netflix)
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán e Isaac Ordonez completan el elenco principal de la familia Addams. (Netflix)

A mediados de 2021, se anunció que Jenna Ortega (¡Hoy sí! y The Fallout) sería la nueva actriz que diera vida a Merlina y este papel la llevaría a ser la sucesora de la inolvidable Christina Ricci, cuya interpretación del personaje quedó grabada en la memoria de la historia del cine. Después, el servicio streaming confirmó que Catherine Zeta-Jones y Luis Guzmán caracterizarían a Morticia y Gomez Addams.

Con un estilo detectivesco, elementos sobrenaturales y toques de comedia negra, Burton nos sumerge en la singular faceta estudiantil de la macabra y antisocial adolecente. Aparecerán elementos que conocimos en la sit comedy de los años 60 como la vestimenta de los Addams, su extraño sentido del humor, la residencia oscura en la que viven donde tienen una mano movediza y no faltará el particular chasquido que los convirtió en íconos de la cultura pop.

"Wednesday" aún no cuenta con una fecha de estreno oficial, pero está confirmado que se lanzará este año. (Netflix)
“Wednesday” aún no cuenta con una fecha de estreno oficial, pero está confirmado que se lanzará este año. (Netflix)

Wednesday contará en su reparto con Jenna Ortega como Wednesday (Merlina) Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones como Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán como Gomez Addams, Isaac Ordonez como Pericles Addams, George Burcea como Largo, Riki Lindhome como el Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane como el Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Gwendoline Christie como Larissa Weems, Victor Dorobantu como el tío Cosa, y Christina Ricci en un rol aún no especificado. Netflix revelará próximamente la fecha de estreno a nivel global.

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Netflix compartió este miércoles (sí, intencionalmente) el primer vistazo de Merlina (Wednesday), la serie dirigida por el aclamado cineasta Tim Burton en base a la franquicia de Los locos Addams. Con Jenna Ortega en el rol principal, la historia sigue a la joven integrante de la familia en el cambio de escuela a una que se adapte más a ella, dado que se ha metido en problemas en más de una ocasión a lo largo de su vida.

?La serie es un misterio intrigante con un tono sobrenatural que muestra a Merlina Addams en sus años como estudiante de la Academia Nevermore. Merlina debe dominar su habilidad psíquica incipiente, frustrar una monstruosa ola de asesinatos que aterroriza a la ciudad y resolver el misterio paranormal que involucró a sus padres hace 25 años? todo mientras lidia con sus complicadas relaciones en Nevermore?, sostiene la sinopsis oficial.

Jenna Ortega es Merlina en la ficción televisiva dirigida por Tim Burton. (Netflix)

Originalmente, el clásico programa de televisión que llevó a esta familia ficticia a la fama estuvo basado en las caricaturas del dibujante Charles Addams. Las tiras cómicas fueron publicadas durante 50 años en la versión impresa de The New Yorker, y se extendieron a otras formas de medios artísticos y de expresión como la televisión, el cine, las novelas gráficas, la música y los videojuegos.

El sueño cumplido de Tim Burton con Wednesday

Tim Burton siempre tuvo presente la idea de liderar una producción sobre Los locos Addams, algo que no pudo hacer en 1991 ante el compromiso de dirigir Batman regresa, dejando la recordada cinta noventera en manos de Barry Sonnenfeld. Tiempo más tarde, la mente detrás de Beettlejuice y El hombre manos de tijera se unió a Netflix para comenzar en 2020 el proyecto para hacer realidad Wednesday, aunque en una etapa temprana aún no se había delimitado que la trama se centraría en ella y se basaría en las anécdotas creadas por el caricaturista.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán e Isaac Ordonez completan el elenco principal de la familia Addams. (Netflix)
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán e Isaac Ordonez completan el elenco principal de la familia Addams. (Netflix)

A mediados de 2021, se anunció que Jenna Ortega (¡Hoy sí! y The Fallout) sería la nueva actriz que diera vida a Merlina y este papel la llevaría a ser la sucesora de la inolvidable Christina Ricci, cuya interpretación del personaje quedó grabada en la memoria de la historia del cine. Después, el servicio streaming confirmó que Catherine Zeta-Jones y Luis Guzmán caracterizarían a Morticia y Gomez Addams.

Con un estilo detectivesco, elementos sobrenaturales y toques de comedia negra, Burton nos sumerge en la singular faceta estudiantil de la macabra y antisocial adolecente. Aparecerán elementos que conocimos en la sit comedy de los años 60 como la vestimenta de los Addams, su extraño sentido del humor, la residencia oscura en la que viven donde tienen una mano movediza y no faltará el particular chasquido que los convirtió en íconos de la cultura pop.

"Wednesday" aún no cuenta con una fecha de estreno oficial, pero está confirmado que se lanzará este año. (Netflix)
“Wednesday” aún no cuenta con una fecha de estreno oficial, pero está confirmado que se lanzará este año. (Netflix)

Wednesday contará en su reparto con Jenna Ortega como Wednesday (Merlina) Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones como Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán como Gomez Addams, Isaac Ordonez como Pericles Addams, George Burcea como Largo, Riki Lindhome como el Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane como el Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Gwendoline Christie como Larissa Weems, Victor Dorobantu como el tío Cosa, y Christina Ricci en un rol aún no especificado. Netflix revelará próximamente la fecha de estreno a nivel global.

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Photo of Yahaya Aminu Sharif featured on his official Facebook account. FACEBOOK An appeal court in northern Nigeria on Wednesday (August 17th) rejected the appeal lodged by a 24-year-old singer sentenced to death by hanging for “blasphemy” by an Islamic court in August 2020, in a judgment delivered via the Zoom application. Three judges of ... Read more

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An appeal court in northern Nigeria on Wednesday (August 17th) rejected the appeal lodged by a 24-year-old singer sentenced to death by hanging for “blasphemy” by an Islamic court in August 2020, in a judgment delivered via the Zoom application.

Three judges of the Kano city appeal court rejected the request of Yahaya Aminu Sharif, sentenced two years earlier by an Islamic court to the death penalty for insulting the Prophet of Islam in one of his songs.

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After this song was broadcast on social media in early 2020, thousands of people took to the streets of Kano to demand his arrest. The mob had even burnt down his family home.

According to sharia, blasphemy, especially against Muhammad, is punishable by death. Islamic law was introduced in 2000 in twelve northern Nigerian states. These Islamic courts, which operate alongside the state judicial system, have already handed down death sentences for adultery, blasphemy or homosexuality, but no executions have taken place so far.

?Prove the illegality of Sharia?

After his conviction, Yahaya Aminu Sharif appealed to the Kano City Court of Appeal. He and his counsel were asking the Kano State judiciary to consider illegal the sharia in the name of the secular Constitution of Nigeria and a new trial in a common court.

?The appellants’ attempt to prove the illegality of Sharia is baseless (?) and the case is dismissed?, Federal Appeals Judge Abubakar Mu’azu Lamido said on Zoom, an AFP journalist found. Mr. Sharif will appeal this judgment to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, his lawyer Kola Alapini told AFP.

Read also: In Nigeria, the long ordeal of an atheist activist sentenced for blasphemy

With the singer’s conviction in August 2020, it is the second time a death sentence has been handed down for blasphemy since several northern Nigerian states adopted a strict version of Islamic law in the early 2000s.

Abdul Nyass, a cleric belonging to the same Sufi brotherhood as Ibrahim Said Sharif, was previously sentenced to death for blasphemy by an Islamic court in Kano in 2015.

In April 2022, a famous Nigerian atheist activist, Muhammad Mubarak Bala, was sentenced to twenty-four years in prison by a common law court in northern Nigeria two years after his arrest for writing messages on Facebook criticizing the Islam and its prophet.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the ?World Africa? from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the ?World Africa?.

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Photo of Yahaya Aminu Sharif featured on his official Facebook account. FACEBOOK An appeal court in northern Nigeria on Wednesday (August 17th) rejected the appeal lodged by a 24-year-old singer sentenced to death by hanging for “blasphemy” by an Islamic court in August 2020, in a judgment delivered via the Zoom application. Three judges of ... Read more

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An appeal court in northern Nigeria on Wednesday (August 17th) rejected the appeal lodged by a 24-year-old singer sentenced to death by hanging for “blasphemy” by an Islamic court in August 2020, in a judgment delivered via the Zoom application.

Three judges of the Kano city appeal court rejected the request of Yahaya Aminu Sharif, sentenced two years earlier by an Islamic court to the death penalty for insulting the Prophet of Islam in one of his songs.

Episode 4 Article reserved for our subscribers Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, mother of all battles in Nigeria

After this song was broadcast on social media in early 2020, thousands of people took to the streets of Kano to demand his arrest. The mob had even burnt down his family home.

According to sharia, blasphemy, especially against Muhammad, is punishable by death. Islamic law was introduced in 2000 in twelve northern Nigerian states. These Islamic courts, which operate alongside the state judicial system, have already handed down death sentences for adultery, blasphemy or homosexuality, but no executions have taken place so far.

?Prove the illegality of Sharia?

After his conviction, Yahaya Aminu Sharif appealed to the Kano City Court of Appeal. He and his counsel were asking the Kano State judiciary to consider illegal the sharia in the name of the secular Constitution of Nigeria and a new trial in a common court.

?The appellants’ attempt to prove the illegality of Sharia is baseless (?) and the case is dismissed?, Federal Appeals Judge Abubakar Mu’azu Lamido said on Zoom, an AFP journalist found. Mr. Sharif will appeal this judgment to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, his lawyer Kola Alapini told AFP.

Read also: In Nigeria, the long ordeal of an atheist activist sentenced for blasphemy

With the singer’s conviction in August 2020, it is the second time a death sentence has been handed down for blasphemy since several northern Nigerian states adopted a strict version of Islamic law in the early 2000s.

Abdul Nyass, a cleric belonging to the same Sufi brotherhood as Ibrahim Said Sharif, was previously sentenced to death for blasphemy by an Islamic court in Kano in 2015.

In April 2022, a famous Nigerian atheist activist, Muhammad Mubarak Bala, was sentenced to twenty-four years in prison by a common law court in northern Nigeria two years after his arrest for writing messages on Facebook criticizing the Islam and its prophet.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the ?World Africa? from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the ?World Africa?.

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Clashes in Conakry, July 28, 2022. CELLOU BINANI / AFP Clashes pitted dozens of young Guineans against the security forces on Wednesday August 17 in the suburbs of Conakry, partially paralyzed following a call to demonstrate against the junta in power for a year, noted a correspondent for the AFP. The groups of young people ... Read more

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Clashes pitted dozens of young Guineans against the security forces on Wednesday August 17 in the suburbs of Conakry, partially paralyzed following a call to demonstrate against the junta in power for a year, noted a correspondent for the AFP.

The groups of young people clashed with the police and the gendarmes with stones on the road Le Prince, an axis crossing the suburbs of the capital and frequent scene of such confrontations. Security forces responded with tear gas.

Read also: In Guinea, a collective calls for a demonstration against the junta on August 17

The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of parties, trade unions and civil society organisations, had called for peaceful mobilization despite the ban on all demonstrations decreed on May 13 by the junta and the decision of this last to dissolve the collective last week.

The FNDC orchestrated from 2019 to 2021 months of mobilization against a third presidential term of Alpha Condé (2010-2020), finally overthrown on September 5, 2021 by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. The FNDC is now the voice of protest against the junta, the opposition being considerably weakened.

Confiscation of power by the military

The FNDC calls for a return to constitutional order and denounces the confiscation of power by the military. The Front had been at the initiative of two days of demonstrations on July 28 and 29, banned by the authorities and in which five people had been killed.

The authorities have deployed gendarmes and police in large numbers. Different neighborhoods in the suburbs gave the appearance of a ghost town in the morning. Many businesses and major markets remained closed amid fears of violence.

Read also: In Guinea, the government announces the dissolution of the main opposition movement

The police dispersed an attempt to gather young people wearing the logo and colors of the FNDC in Dixinn, in the inner suburbs, noted the AFP correspondent. Two of the FNDC leaders, Oumar Sylla alias Foniké Mangué and Ibrahima Diallo, have been detained since the demonstrations at the end of July.

These new tensions come as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced the visit to Conakry on Sunday of its mediator in the Guinean crisis, former Beninese President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, now inducted president, has pledged to return power to elected civilians within three years. But the opposition and ECOWAS want a shorter transition. Political parties and civil society are increasingly making their voices heard against the repression of freedoms and the instrumentalization of justice by the authorities.

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Clashes in Conakry, July 28, 2022. CELLOU BINANI / AFP Clashes pitted dozens of young Guineans against the security forces on Wednesday August 17 in the suburbs of Conakry, partially paralyzed following a call to demonstrate against the junta in power for a year, noted a correspondent for the AFP. The groups of young people ... Read more

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Clashes pitted dozens of young Guineans against the security forces on Wednesday August 17 in the suburbs of Conakry, partially paralyzed following a call to demonstrate against the junta in power for a year, noted a correspondent for the AFP.

The groups of young people clashed with the police and the gendarmes with stones on the road Le Prince, an axis crossing the suburbs of the capital and frequent scene of such confrontations. Security forces responded with tear gas.

Read also: In Guinea, a collective calls for a demonstration against the junta on August 17

The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of parties, trade unions and civil society organisations, had called for peaceful mobilization despite the ban on all demonstrations decreed on May 13 by the junta and the decision of this last to dissolve the collective last week.

The FNDC orchestrated from 2019 to 2021 months of mobilization against a third presidential term of Alpha Condé (2010-2020), finally overthrown on September 5, 2021 by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. The FNDC is now the voice of protest against the junta, the opposition being considerably weakened.

Confiscation of power by the military

The FNDC calls for a return to constitutional order and denounces the confiscation of power by the military. The Front had been at the initiative of two days of demonstrations on July 28 and 29, banned by the authorities and in which five people had been killed.

The authorities have deployed gendarmes and police in large numbers. Different neighborhoods in the suburbs gave the appearance of a ghost town in the morning. Many businesses and major markets remained closed amid fears of violence.

Read also: In Guinea, the government announces the dissolution of the main opposition movement

The police dispersed an attempt to gather young people wearing the logo and colors of the FNDC in Dixinn, in the inner suburbs, noted the AFP correspondent. Two of the FNDC leaders, Oumar Sylla alias Foniké Mangué and Ibrahima Diallo, have been detained since the demonstrations at the end of July.

These new tensions come as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced the visit to Conakry on Sunday of its mediator in the Guinean crisis, former Beninese President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, now inducted president, has pledged to return power to elected civilians within three years. But the opposition and ECOWAS want a shorter transition. Political parties and civil society are increasingly making their voices heard against the repression of freedoms and the instrumentalization of justice by the authorities.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the ?World Africa? from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the ?World Africa?.

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[date_timestamp] => 1660758700 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => Why China wants to conquer Taiwan [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/why-china-wants-to-conquer-taiwan/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Eugene Phillips ) [pubdate] => Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:08:47 +0000 [category] => Interestering ItemsChinaconquerTaiwan [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/?p=4349 [description] =>

Beijing’s plan to conquer Taiwan by force if necessary has several historical, strategic and geopolitical reasons. Seek to rule all Chinese speakers The primary reasons are that the Chinese communist regime, which gained control of mainland China in 1949, never wanted to admit that the Republic of China survived the civil war, and very early ... Read more

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Beijing’s plan to conquer Taiwan by force if necessary has several historical, strategic and geopolitical reasons.

Seek to rule all Chinese speakers

The primary reasons are that the Chinese communist regime, which gained control of mainland China in 1949, never wanted to admit that the Republic of China survived the civil war, and very early denied its legitimacy. to govern in Taiwan. ?In 1934, Mao Zedong spoke out for the independence of Taiwan. What makes that in 1949, he is all of a sudden for his ?liberation?? It’s for a very simple reason, which is that the Republic of China has not disappeared.”explains Stéphane Corcuff, sinologist and researcher at the French Center for Contemporary China Studies based in Taipei.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regards the “Taiwanese problem” as an internal matter and does not allow any outside interference in a territory that it has never controlled. ?China claims sovereignty over Taiwan by speaking of ‘reunification’ when the term is quite inappropriate, since Taiwan has never been Chinese. There would be no ?reunification?, but a unification by force?, underlines Marianne Péron-Doise, associate researcher and director of the Geopolitical Observatory of the Indo-Pacific at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS). The island was partially conquered only at the end of the XVIIe century by the Qing dynasty, a Manchu reign during which the Chinese occupied the bottom of the political and social ladder. It remained under this Manchu imperial reign (which is therefore not a Chinese reign) for two centuries, before being annexed by the Japanese in 1895, then being reintegrated into the Republic of China in 1945, following of the surrender of the Japanese Empire.

For Stéphane Corcuff, Beijing’s current claim is ?a Chinese irredentism which aims not to ?reunite? Taiwan and China but to annex a sovereign state? based on historical, ethnic or linguistic foundations.

But Beijing’s motives are not just political; they are also geopolitical and strategic.

Undoing the American alliances of the “first chain of islands”

The China of 2022 no longer has much to do with the young communist China of the end of 1949. Its spectacular economic development during the second half of the 20e century allowed it to assert itself as a superpower and to enter into rivalry with the United States.

But the geography of the East and South China Seas region as well as the alliances of its neighbors thwart its hegemonic ambitions. China’s 14,000 km coastline faces what is called the ‘first island chain’. “Beijing is in a way confined to the China Seas, it does not have free access to the Pacific Ocean, because it faces this string of islands which are countries with which it maintains relatively hostile relations?analyzes Marc Julienne, head of China activities at the Asia Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

This first chain of islands is made up of four allied countries of the United States: South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan. The first three have each concluded a mutual defense treaty with the Americans, offering security guarantees that are considered vital by these countries. South Korea hosts two American naval air bases, and Japan, six. Since 2014, a security agreement has also provided the US Air Force with five support points in the Philippines.

A second chain is made up of the Northern Mariana Islands ? where the major American naval base of Guam is located ?, Palau (a territory formerly administered by the United States) and the Japanese archipelago of the Ogasawara Islands.

China in the face of American alliances in the Pacific

China (and its bases )

United States allies

American bases

Island chains

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A military annexation of Taiwan would have the objective and consequence, among other things, of clearly weakening the American presence in the region and of asserting Chinese domination.

By its central position, “Taiwan is a kind of lock for China on the Pacific”explains Marc Julienne. China seeks to dismantle the web of US alliances in the region. The goal is for the Chinese military to be able to deter the United States from intervening in the region through denial of access tactics, which will make it much more difficult for Americans to approach China and from Taiwan. And when the United States is no longer able to defend Japan, the alliance will no longer hold. »

This possible disappearance of the United States as guarantor of security in the region ?would be a strategic turning point?comments a well-informed source from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. ?There is a real risk of paving the way for expanded nuclear proliferation in countries like South Korea, possibly Japan?estimates this source on condition of anonymity. If these two countries can no longer rely on the American nuclear umbrella, they could seek to develop their own deterrent to ensure their security.

?China will not succeed in undoing these security treaties? between Japan, South Korea and the United States, nuance however Marianne Péron-Doise. ?They would keep minimum confidence building measures, but you can’t imagine that China can replace those security guarantees. »

Extend the range of its nuclear submarines

Another of Beijing’s potential objectives concerns its nuclear deterrent, and in particular its oceanic component, because several geographical elements limit the maneuvering possibilities of Chinese ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs).

The current mesh of the two island chains allows US allies to easily spot Chinese submarines wishing to access the Pacific Ocean. ?The Japanese, Americans and the Taiwanese have very good anti-submarine warfare capabilities, and are able to track this type of submarine?says Marc Julienne.

But, above all, the South and East China Seas have very dense merchant traffic and shallow waters. Three quarters of the East China Sea is less than two hundred meters deep, which is not enough for Chinese submarines to dilute (i.e. dive) and maneuver discreetly, without being “heard “. ?SSBNs are being forced into space around Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Their range being limited, they cannot reach the continental United States. The Chinese must rely on their surface-to-surface ballistic missiles for this, which are by nature more vulnerable than a submarine, which can hide more easily.confirms the same source from the Ministry of the Armed Forces.

China seas, shallow waters

Water depth

Chinese SSBN base

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However, Taiwan has the advantage of offering direct access to the deep ocean on its eastern coasts. ?It would be an opportunity for China to build a new SSBN base and get closer to US shores. For the United States, it would be a direct threat »argues Marc Julienne.

Strengthen other territorial and maritime claims

Conquering Taiwan would serve Beijing’s other goals, such as its many territorial and maritime claims.

“The problem of the Taiwan Strait must be resituated in a larger whole of global expansion of Chinese maritime powersays Marianne Péron-Doise. By controlling Taiwan, China could expand its exclusive economic zone and bring restrictions on shipping. » If the immediate interest relates to foreign military buildings, extending its sovereign zone would also allow China to oppose a right of scrutiny over merchant shipping ? a powerful lever for exerting pressure on its neighbors or favoring its interests.

The Taiwan Strait is part of the maritime areas that China would like to control in its entirety, while it is partly made up of international waters freely open to navigation. The prospect that Beijing could control this main trade route between the South China Sea and the East China worries South Korea and Japan, whose economies depend heavily on imports.

The objective would also be to support Chinese claims in the South China Sea, where Beijing is trying to consolidate its position, to the detriment of the law of the sea and its neighbors. The disputes mainly concern two archipelagos: the Paracel Islands, located in international waters south of China, and the Spratleys archipelago, located between Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, but which Beijing firmly claims, despite the remoteness from his ribs.

A seizure of Taiwan could even revive the dispute over the Senkaku Islands, an uninhabited Japanese archipelago located not far from the eastern coast of Taiwan. ?It would not be impossible for the Chinese to try to bring the Japanese to heel in the region, which seems to be of great concern to the Japanese authorities?explains Marc Julienne.

Controlling Taiwan’s coveted semiconductor market

Finally, the capture of Taiwan would also allow the Beijing regime to control the Taiwanese semiconductor industry, which represents a large part of world production (63%). These components, essential for the manufacture of high-tech products (telephones, planes, solar panels, etc.), are crucial for the global economy.

Most advanced semiconductors are made largely by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Getting hold of this industry would be an undeniable gain, but it is not certain that Beijing can easily exploit it. TSMC is indeed itself dependent on raw materials imported in particular from Japan and Germany, which could decide to reduce or interrupt these sales in the event of an attempt at destabilization from Beijing.

Taiwan covers many strategic aspects for Beijing. “There is with [le président chinois] Xi Jinping a hegemonic ambition. It is no longer a question of counterbalancing the United States, but of entering into a rivalry with the Americans, who, in Chinese discourse, have always been presented as a power outside Asia., according to Marianne Péron-Doise. And Taiwan is a major obstacle to the Chinese “renaissance”, which raises the question of a potential armed conflict.

Read the previous part: Understand the origin of the fragile status quo around the Taiwan Strait

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Beijing’s plan to conquer Taiwan by force if necessary has several historical, strategic and geopolitical reasons. Seek to rule all Chinese speakers The primary reasons are that the Chinese communist regime, which gained control of mainland China in 1949, never wanted to admit that the Republic of China survived the civil war, and very early ... Read more

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Beijing’s plan to conquer Taiwan by force if necessary has several historical, strategic and geopolitical reasons.

Seek to rule all Chinese speakers

The primary reasons are that the Chinese communist regime, which gained control of mainland China in 1949, never wanted to admit that the Republic of China survived the civil war, and very early denied its legitimacy. to govern in Taiwan. ?In 1934, Mao Zedong spoke out for the independence of Taiwan. What makes that in 1949, he is all of a sudden for his ?liberation?? It’s for a very simple reason, which is that the Republic of China has not disappeared.”explains Stéphane Corcuff, sinologist and researcher at the French Center for Contemporary China Studies based in Taipei.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regards the “Taiwanese problem” as an internal matter and does not allow any outside interference in a territory that it has never controlled. ?China claims sovereignty over Taiwan by speaking of ‘reunification’ when the term is quite inappropriate, since Taiwan has never been Chinese. There would be no ?reunification?, but a unification by force?, underlines Marianne Péron-Doise, associate researcher and director of the Geopolitical Observatory of the Indo-Pacific at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS). The island was partially conquered only at the end of the XVIIe century by the Qing dynasty, a Manchu reign during which the Chinese occupied the bottom of the political and social ladder. It remained under this Manchu imperial reign (which is therefore not a Chinese reign) for two centuries, before being annexed by the Japanese in 1895, then being reintegrated into the Republic of China in 1945, following of the surrender of the Japanese Empire.

For Stéphane Corcuff, Beijing’s current claim is ?a Chinese irredentism which aims not to ?reunite? Taiwan and China but to annex a sovereign state? based on historical, ethnic or linguistic foundations.

But Beijing’s motives are not just political; they are also geopolitical and strategic.

Undoing the American alliances of the “first chain of islands”

The China of 2022 no longer has much to do with the young communist China of the end of 1949. Its spectacular economic development during the second half of the 20e century allowed it to assert itself as a superpower and to enter into rivalry with the United States.

But the geography of the East and South China Seas region as well as the alliances of its neighbors thwart its hegemonic ambitions. China’s 14,000 km coastline faces what is called the ‘first island chain’. “Beijing is in a way confined to the China Seas, it does not have free access to the Pacific Ocean, because it faces this string of islands which are countries with which it maintains relatively hostile relations?analyzes Marc Julienne, head of China activities at the Asia Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

This first chain of islands is made up of four allied countries of the United States: South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan. The first three have each concluded a mutual defense treaty with the Americans, offering security guarantees that are considered vital by these countries. South Korea hosts two American naval air bases, and Japan, six. Since 2014, a security agreement has also provided the US Air Force with five support points in the Philippines.

A second chain is made up of the Northern Mariana Islands ? where the major American naval base of Guam is located ?, Palau (a territory formerly administered by the United States) and the Japanese archipelago of the Ogasawara Islands.

China in the face of American alliances in the Pacific

China (and its bases )

United States allies

American bases

Island chains

CHINAJAPANTHAILANDPHILIPPINESTAIWANKOREAFROM SOUTHChina SeasouthernChina SeaeasternSea ofPhilippines

A military annexation of Taiwan would have the objective and consequence, among other things, of clearly weakening the American presence in the region and of asserting Chinese domination.

By its central position, “Taiwan is a kind of lock for China on the Pacific”explains Marc Julienne. China seeks to dismantle the web of US alliances in the region. The goal is for the Chinese military to be able to deter the United States from intervening in the region through denial of access tactics, which will make it much more difficult for Americans to approach China and from Taiwan. And when the United States is no longer able to defend Japan, the alliance will no longer hold. »

This possible disappearance of the United States as guarantor of security in the region ?would be a strategic turning point?comments a well-informed source from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. ?There is a real risk of paving the way for expanded nuclear proliferation in countries like South Korea, possibly Japan?estimates this source on condition of anonymity. If these two countries can no longer rely on the American nuclear umbrella, they could seek to develop their own deterrent to ensure their security.

?China will not succeed in undoing these security treaties? between Japan, South Korea and the United States, nuance however Marianne Péron-Doise. ?They would keep minimum confidence building measures, but you can’t imagine that China can replace those security guarantees. »

Extend the range of its nuclear submarines

Another of Beijing’s potential objectives concerns its nuclear deterrent, and in particular its oceanic component, because several geographical elements limit the maneuvering possibilities of Chinese ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs).

The current mesh of the two island chains allows US allies to easily spot Chinese submarines wishing to access the Pacific Ocean. ?The Japanese, Americans and the Taiwanese have very good anti-submarine warfare capabilities, and are able to track this type of submarine?says Marc Julienne.

But, above all, the South and East China Seas have very dense merchant traffic and shallow waters. Three quarters of the East China Sea is less than two hundred meters deep, which is not enough for Chinese submarines to dilute (i.e. dive) and maneuver discreetly, without being “heard “. ?SSBNs are being forced into space around Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Their range being limited, they cannot reach the continental United States. The Chinese must rely on their surface-to-surface ballistic missiles for this, which are by nature more vulnerable than a submarine, which can hide more easily.confirms the same source from the Ministry of the Armed Forces.

China seas, shallow waters

Water depth

Chinese SSBN base

CHINAJAPANPHILIPPINESTAIWANKOREAFROM SOUTHCHINAJAPANPHILIPPINESTAIWAN label_country_outline KOREAFROM SOUTHChina SeaeasternChina Seasouthern

However, Taiwan has the advantage of offering direct access to the deep ocean on its eastern coasts. ?It would be an opportunity for China to build a new SSBN base and get closer to US shores. For the United States, it would be a direct threat »argues Marc Julienne.

Strengthen other territorial and maritime claims

Conquering Taiwan would serve Beijing’s other goals, such as its many territorial and maritime claims.

“The problem of the Taiwan Strait must be resituated in a larger whole of global expansion of Chinese maritime powersays Marianne Péron-Doise. By controlling Taiwan, China could expand its exclusive economic zone and bring restrictions on shipping. » If the immediate interest relates to foreign military buildings, extending its sovereign zone would also allow China to oppose a right of scrutiny over merchant shipping ? a powerful lever for exerting pressure on its neighbors or favoring its interests.

The Taiwan Strait is part of the maritime areas that China would like to control in its entirety, while it is partly made up of international waters freely open to navigation. The prospect that Beijing could control this main trade route between the South China Sea and the East China worries South Korea and Japan, whose economies depend heavily on imports.

The objective would also be to support Chinese claims in the South China Sea, where Beijing is trying to consolidate its position, to the detriment of the law of the sea and its neighbors. The disputes mainly concern two archipelagos: the Paracel Islands, located in international waters south of China, and the Spratleys archipelago, located between Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, but which Beijing firmly claims, despite the remoteness from his ribs.

A seizure of Taiwan could even revive the dispute over the Senkaku Islands, an uninhabited Japanese archipelago located not far from the eastern coast of Taiwan. ?It would not be impossible for the Chinese to try to bring the Japanese to heel in the region, which seems to be of great concern to the Japanese authorities?explains Marc Julienne.

Controlling Taiwan’s coveted semiconductor market

Finally, the capture of Taiwan would also allow the Beijing regime to control the Taiwanese semiconductor industry, which represents a large part of world production (63%). These components, essential for the manufacture of high-tech products (telephones, planes, solar panels, etc.), are crucial for the global economy.

Most advanced semiconductors are made largely by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Getting hold of this industry would be an undeniable gain, but it is not certain that Beijing can easily exploit it. TSMC is indeed itself dependent on raw materials imported in particular from Japan and Germany, which could decide to reduce or interrupt these sales in the event of an attempt at destabilization from Beijing.

Taiwan covers many strategic aspects for Beijing. “There is with [le président chinois] Xi Jinping a hegemonic ambition. It is no longer a question of counterbalancing the United States, but of entering into a rivalry with the Americans, who, in Chinese discourse, have always been presented as a power outside Asia., according to Marianne Péron-Doise. And Taiwan is a major obstacle to the Chinese “renaissance”, which raises the question of a potential armed conflict.

Read the previous part: Understand the origin of the fragile status quo around the Taiwan Strait

Why China wants to conquer Taiwan

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TikTok announced Wednesday, August 17, measures to prevent video producers from posting paid political messages on the application, in anticipation of the American midterm elections which will be held on November 8. Details have been released in a blog post by Eric Hanresponsible at TikTok for the security of this social network in the United ... Read more

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TikTok announced Wednesday, August 17, measures to prevent video producers from posting paid political messages on the application, in anticipation of the American midterm elections which will be held on November 8. Details have been released in a blog post by Eric Hanresponsible at TikTok for the security of this social network in the United States.

In theory, the purchase of political advertisements has already been banned since 2019 on the Chinese social network. But in the 2020 US presidential election, some campaign teams circumvented the ban by paying influencers. ?TikTok does not allow political ads, and this includes content for which influencers are paid?, says Eric Han in his press release. The company therefore intends to fill this gap by strengthening controls and organizing information sessions with creators and talent agencies to remind them of the rules for using the social network.

Eric Han added that internal teams will monitor for signs that creators are being paid to post political content, and that the company will also rely on media and partner reports to find infringing posts and remove them. All other political videos, as long as they are unpaid, do not spread disinformation and comply with the application’s rules of use, are intended to remain in users’ threads.

Read also: War in Ukraine: TikTok’s policy in Russia singled out for its inconsistencies

Partnership with fact-checking organizations

TikTok is also launching a specific area in the application called ?Elections center?, which will gather useful information for Internet users concerning polling stations, candidates and the election in general. ?TikTok has partnered with leading fact-checking organizations to help assess the veracity of content posted in over 30 languages?, adds Eric Han. During a telephone meeting with the press, the latter mentioned PolitiFact, Science Feedback and Lead Stories among these partners, reports the Bloomberg press agency.

TikTok released the new metrics after similar Meta and Twitter updates. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said on Tuesday put in place a procedure based on the same principles as the one adopted in 2020, and will prevent political advertisers from carrying new publications a week before the election. At the time, these procedures had not made it possible to completely stem the flood of false information which had spread at the time of the announcement of the results, nor to prevent the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Read also US elections 2020: the impotence of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, overwhelmed by Donald Trump and the deluge of false information

Last week, Twitter also shared of its policy of moderation ahead of the mid-term elections. The social network plans to once again place labels in front of some misleading tweets as well as insert reliable information into users’ threads.

The World with Reuters



United States: TikTok tightens controls on political content ahead of midterm elections

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TikTok announced Wednesday, August 17, measures to prevent video producers from posting paid political messages on the application, in anticipation of the American midterm elections which will be held on November 8. Details have been released in a blog post by Eric Hanresponsible at TikTok for the security of this social network in the United ... Read more

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TikTok announced Wednesday, August 17, measures to prevent video producers from posting paid political messages on the application, in anticipation of the American midterm elections which will be held on November 8. Details have been released in a blog post by Eric Hanresponsible at TikTok for the security of this social network in the United States.

In theory, the purchase of political advertisements has already been banned since 2019 on the Chinese social network. But in the 2020 US presidential election, some campaign teams circumvented the ban by paying influencers. ?TikTok does not allow political ads, and this includes content for which influencers are paid?, says Eric Han in his press release. The company therefore intends to fill this gap by strengthening controls and organizing information sessions with creators and talent agencies to remind them of the rules for using the social network.

Eric Han added that internal teams will monitor for signs that creators are being paid to post political content, and that the company will also rely on media and partner reports to find infringing posts and remove them. All other political videos, as long as they are unpaid, do not spread disinformation and comply with the application’s rules of use, are intended to remain in users’ threads.

Read also: War in Ukraine: TikTok’s policy in Russia singled out for its inconsistencies

Partnership with fact-checking organizations

TikTok is also launching a specific area in the application called ?Elections center?, which will gather useful information for Internet users concerning polling stations, candidates and the election in general. ?TikTok has partnered with leading fact-checking organizations to help assess the veracity of content posted in over 30 languages?, adds Eric Han. During a telephone meeting with the press, the latter mentioned PolitiFact, Science Feedback and Lead Stories among these partners, reports the Bloomberg press agency.

TikTok released the new metrics after similar Meta and Twitter updates. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said on Tuesday put in place a procedure based on the same principles as the one adopted in 2020, and will prevent political advertisers from carrying new publications a week before the election. At the time, these procedures had not made it possible to completely stem the flood of false information which had spread at the time of the announcement of the results, nor to prevent the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Read also US elections 2020: the impotence of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, overwhelmed by Donald Trump and the deluge of false information

Last week, Twitter also shared of its policy of moderation ahead of the mid-term elections. The social network plans to once again place labels in front of some misleading tweets as well as insert reliable information into users’ threads.

The World with Reuters



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The “Jornal de Angola” of July 9, 2022 announces the death of former President José Eduardo dos Santos. JULIO PACHECO NTELA / AFP The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos will be handed over to his widow to be repatriated and buried in Angola, decided a court in Barcelona (north-eastern Spain) in ... Read more

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The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos will be handed over to his widow to be repatriated and buried in Angola, decided a court in Barcelona (north-eastern Spain) in a judgment made public on Wednesday August 17.

The fate of the remains of the former Angolan head of state has been at the center of a legal battle between his widow Ana Paula and one of his daughters since his death in Barcelona on July 8, especially in view of the elections scheduled for August 24 in Angola.

Read also: Spain opposes the handing over of the body of ex-Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos to the family

In its judgment, dated Tuesday, the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia stresses in particular, in support of its decision, that ?the housing expenses of the deceased were covered by the Angolan government? and that the former head of state ?had received visits from officials in Angola while he was in Barcelona?.

José Eduardo dos Santos, who led Angola with an iron fist from 1979 to 2017, died at the age of 79 in a clinic in Barcelona, ??where he had been hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest on June 23.

Strong family tensions

His placement in intensive care had revealed very strong tensions within the dos Santos family, in particular between his last wife, Ana Paula, and his daughter Welwitschea. “Tchize” Dos Santos, 44 years old.

The latter had thus lodged a complaint in Spain a few days before the death of her father for “attempted homicide”. She accused her father’s personal doctor and his last wife of being responsible for the deterioration of his state of health and had demanded an autopsy, judging the death ” suspicious “.

Read also: The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos autopsied in Spain at the request of his daughter

“Since their separation in 2017 and until last April, Ana Paula had not visited Barcelona” to the former president, had also assured “Tchize” dos Santos in a statement released by his lawyers.

She was opposed to the return of her father’s body to Angola, saying he wanted ?to be buried in privacy in Spain?where he lived since 2019, and not in his country ?with a state funeral that could favor the current government? of President Joao Lourenço in the August 24 ballot, according to a statement from his lawyers.

“natural death”

At first, the Spanish justice had opposed the handing over of the body to the family of the former Angolan president, the time to carry out additional analyzes at the autopsy and to identify ?family member(s)? to whom to hand over the remains. The court confirms that the autopsy concluded that a “natural death”with problems of” heart failure “ and of ?pulmonary superinfection?.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos is dead

The successor to Mr. dos Santos at the head of Angola, who is a candidate for re-election in August, decreed in July seven days of national mourning in tribute to his predecessor. But he had surprised by launching as soon as he came to power a vast campaign against corruption targeting the dos Santos family.

Born in a slum in the capital Luanda, José Eduardo dos Santos was suspected of having misappropriated his country’s resources by favoring his family and loved ones. Another of her daughters, Isabel, is considered the richest woman in Africa.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the ?World Africa? from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the ?World Africa?.

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The remains of President dos Santos will soon be handed over to his widow and repatriated to Angola

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The “Jornal de Angola” of July 9, 2022 announces the death of former President José Eduardo dos Santos. JULIO PACHECO NTELA / AFP The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos will be handed over to his widow to be repatriated and buried in Angola, decided a court in Barcelona (north-eastern Spain) in ... Read more

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The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos will be handed over to his widow to be repatriated and buried in Angola, decided a court in Barcelona (north-eastern Spain) in a judgment made public on Wednesday August 17.

The fate of the remains of the former Angolan head of state has been at the center of a legal battle between his widow Ana Paula and one of his daughters since his death in Barcelona on July 8, especially in view of the elections scheduled for August 24 in Angola.

Read also: Spain opposes the handing over of the body of ex-Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos to the family

In its judgment, dated Tuesday, the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia stresses in particular, in support of its decision, that ?the housing expenses of the deceased were covered by the Angolan government? and that the former head of state ?had received visits from officials in Angola while he was in Barcelona?.

José Eduardo dos Santos, who led Angola with an iron fist from 1979 to 2017, died at the age of 79 in a clinic in Barcelona, ??where he had been hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest on June 23.

Strong family tensions

His placement in intensive care had revealed very strong tensions within the dos Santos family, in particular between his last wife, Ana Paula, and his daughter Welwitschea. “Tchize” Dos Santos, 44 years old.

The latter had thus lodged a complaint in Spain a few days before the death of her father for “attempted homicide”. She accused her father’s personal doctor and his last wife of being responsible for the deterioration of his state of health and had demanded an autopsy, judging the death ” suspicious “.

Read also: The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos autopsied in Spain at the request of his daughter

“Since their separation in 2017 and until last April, Ana Paula had not visited Barcelona” to the former president, had also assured “Tchize” dos Santos in a statement released by his lawyers.

She was opposed to the return of her father’s body to Angola, saying he wanted ?to be buried in privacy in Spain?where he lived since 2019, and not in his country ?with a state funeral that could favor the current government? of President Joao Lourenço in the August 24 ballot, according to a statement from his lawyers.

“natural death”

At first, the Spanish justice had opposed the handing over of the body to the family of the former Angolan president, the time to carry out additional analyzes at the autopsy and to identify ?family member(s)? to whom to hand over the remains. The court confirms that the autopsy concluded that a “natural death”with problems of” heart failure “ and of ?pulmonary superinfection?.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos is dead

The successor to Mr. dos Santos at the head of Angola, who is a candidate for re-election in August, decreed in July seven days of national mourning in tribute to his predecessor. But he had surprised by launching as soon as he came to power a vast campaign against corruption targeting the dos Santos family.

Born in a slum in the capital Luanda, José Eduardo dos Santos was suspected of having misappropriated his country’s resources by favoring his family and loved ones. Another of her daughters, Isabel, is considered the richest woman in Africa.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the ?World Africa? from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the ?World Africa?.

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The remains of President dos Santos will soon be handed over to his widow and repatriated to Angola

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