In Italia si discute ancora sulla validità e i piani di propagazione dell’App “Immuni”, in Cina invece applicazioni come Shuishenma e Xiangzhu hanno permesso a più di 1.1 miliardi di persone di monitorare la salute dei propri contatti attraverso semplici codici QR.
In uno scenario pandemico vulnerabile e non curante della diversità settoriale, le ricadute geopolitiche sul comparto energetico nazionale e internazionale sono state importanti in termini di approvvigionamento.
The August 18th coup in Mali confronted European leaders with a harsh reality: financial resources, capacity building trainings and security cooperation alone are too thin a strategy to restore peace and stability in the Sahel. Following the 2012 upheaval, the European Union (EU) launched dedicated, well-funded initiatives and stabilization missions to reinforce the power of civilian governments and to support the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
Almeno 16 morti nella peggior tempesta del 2020. La capitale Manila sembra aver scongiurato il peggio, ma sono centinaia di migliaia gli evacuati. Un’operazione resa ancor più complicata a causa dell’epidemia da Covid.
In occasione delle dichiarazioni dei capi di Stato e di Governo in videoconferenza per l’Assemblea Generale dell’ONU, il 22 settembre, il Presidente Xi Jinping ha assunto un ruolo di primo piano nelle discussioni dell’Assemblea e sui media internazionali. L’anno scorso l’intervento del ministro degli Esteri cinese Wang Yi era sulla centralità del multilateralismo in particolare in ambito commerciale, sottolineando i danni per l’economia globale derivanti dalla spirale di misure tariffarie.
With more than 1.4 billion people forced to lockdown and a total of 85,500 cases, China has undoubtedly represented the main protagonist during the initial phase of the Covid pandemic.
A relatively small country in the heart of the African continent, the Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a long-standing political and security crisis and hosts today the third largest humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the UN Global Humanitarian Overview.
On December 27, 2020 the Republic of Niger will elect a new President and a new National Assembly. The election comes at a critical time for Niger’s 7th Republic. After two terms in office, President Mahamadou Issoufou leaves behind a controversial political legacy. Some, in particular Western state leaders and diplomats, see the President as a guarantor of political stability and a reliable geostrategic partner in an otherwise unstable region.
On December 7, 2020, incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, 76, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) faces challenger and former President John Dramani Mahama, 61, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). This is the third time in a row the two will be pitted against each other, in what has been a series of closely contested races. In 2012, Mahama narrowly defeated Akufo-Addo in the 2012 presidential race, winning 50.7 percent of the vote.
During 2020, four African presidents completed (or are about to complete) their final terms in office, according to the constitutions of their countries. However, only two of them – namely, Pierre Nkurunziza in Burundi and Mahamadou Issoufou in Niger – have agreed to step down. Alpha Condé in Guinea and Alassane Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire will run for a third term in office. Presidents challenging term limits are less of a novelty south of the Sahara.