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Voice, Accountability, and the COVID-19 Death Count

Oumayma Bourhriba , Uri Dadush | Posted : September 23, 2021

Official statistics record more than 4.6 million people as dying of COVID-19 across the world, a population roughly equal to that of New Zealand. About 10,000 people continue to die of the disease every day. Furthermore, there is strong evidence that the number of COVID-19 deaths is underreported in many instances. For example, a continuously updated database of estimated COVID-19 deaths by The Economist suggests that the actual number of deaths across the world could be two to three times the official number. 

ADEL Portrait : Bushra Ebadi, social innovator

Sabine Cessou | Posted : September 20, 2021

Bushra Ebadi speaks fast, in an even tone and a very articulate way. This social innovator, a strong personality raised in Mississauga (Canada) by parents who fled their country, Afghanistan, has a lot to say and even more to do. Since July 2021, she is a Network Coordinator for Amnesty International. Her mission: “Establish through a collaborative process a global civil society network on data-surveillance technologies to promote the rights of displaced persons and migrants in the digital age”.

Focus sur le gazoduc Maghreb-Europe

Francis Perrin | Posted : September 15, 2021

La récente rupture des relations diplomatiques entre l’Algérie et le Maroc a remis au centre de l’actualité un important projet gazier, le gazoduc Maghreb-Europe (GME), dont on ne parlait plus beaucoup depuis un bon moment. Qu’est-ce que le GME et que représente-t-il en termes de flux gaziers ?

Investing in China: myths and realities

Uri Dadush , Pauline Weil | Posted : September 14, 2021

Concerns are real, but the country fares as well as peers at similar levels of development

Revitalizing the Africa-EU Partnership

Hamza Mjahed | Posted : September 14, 2021

As Reliable as Kalashnikovs

Helmut Sorge | Posted : September 13, 2021

When Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez tested positive for COVID-19 on his 62nd birthday, April 2, 2021 it might not have seemed unusual when there have been almost 200 million cases worldwide. But the leader of Argentina received two doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, on January and in February 2021, a virus terminator advertised by Moscow as potent like almost no other on the globe, with an efficiency rate given by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute at 96.1%. The risk of infection should be minimal for those vaccinated with it.

ADEL Portrait : Richard Seshie

Sabine Cessou | Posted : September 10, 2021

This young Ivorian entrepreneur, who has spent 7 years abroad, has moved back home in 2015 to head the local NGO 35.35. Since July 2021, he has been in charge of Africa for Dunia Payment, a startup operating in fintech through a mobile app, aiming at democratizing banking services.

Five Big Questions on the Global Economic Outlook

Uri Dadush | Posted : September 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shock to both demand and supply, leading to the biggest collapse in world output since the Great Depression. Since late 2020, a more rapid than expected recovery has been observed. Five questions arise frequently. Here is my take on those questions.

The Road to Decarbonization

Otaviano Canuto | Posted : September 08, 2021

The report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released at the beginning of August, left no room for doubt. According to its estimates, it will be necessary to accelerate the pace of global containment of carbon emissions if the expected increases in global average temperatures are to be kept below 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius, with correspondingly less-dramatic climatic consequences. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced over the next few decades, global warming will continue for at least another century.

La rupture entre l'Algérie et le Maroc: un saut dans l’inconnu

Mohammed Loulichki | Posted : September 07, 2021

Le 24 août 2021, le Ministre algérien des Affaires étrangères a convoqué une conférence de presse pour annoncer la rupture des relations diplomatiques avec le Maroc, avec effet immédiat. Cette décision, d’essence unilatérale, diffère de la rupture qui découle d’une décision adoptée par le Conseil de sécurité dans le cadre du Chapitre 7 de la Charte des Nations unies. En effet, dans le cas des pays qui font l’objet de sanctions, comme l’Afrique du Sud du temps de l’apartheid, le Conseil peut inviter les Etats membres a rompre leurs relations diplomatiques avec l’Etat incriminé.