• in Africa, first test on a large scale for a malaria vaccine
the World Health Organization aims to vaccinate at least 360,000 African children against malaria by 2020, a first test for the most advanced vaccine but the limited effectiveness. This “pilot program”, announced on Monday, will be conducted at the Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, three countries that participated in previous tests on smaller scale of the ‘Mosquirix”(also known as RTS, S) developed by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the NGO Path malaria vaccine initiative. Africa is very far the continent most affected by malaria, accounting for 92% of the 429.000 people killed worldwide in 2015 by this disease transmitted by mosquitoes and also called malaria, according to figures from the who. Children less than five years represent over two-thirds of these deaths. “
• to Venezuela, the opposition continues its manifestations
to the Venezuela’s opposition calls for a ‘national blocking’ roads on Monday to ask for the early departure of the Socialist president Nicolas Maduro, through one wave of protests started beginning of April and tainted with violence 21 dead. “
• in Afghanistan, the head of the Pentagon in surprise visit
the head of the Pentagon Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul for a visit unannounced for a few hours, his first since assuming office in the country where 8,400 US soldiers are deployed. He landed less than an hour after the announcement of the resignation of the Minister of defence Abdullah Habibi and the Chief of staff of the Afghan army, the general Qadam Shah international, while a Taliban attack killed more than 130 Friday on a military base in the North of the country . There are a dozen days, the U.S. military dumped the most powerful bomb to its arsenal conventional underground positions of the Group Islamic State in the East of the country.
• E n China, the President called Donald Trump to withholding
Chinese president Xi Jinping called us to the “hold” this Monday with the Korea of the North in a telephone interview, before the expected arrival of an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy off the coast of the peninsula Korean. This conversation takes place on bottom of tensions between the North Korea and the United States . Pyongyang could also lead Tuesday a new test nuclear or ballistic, to mark 85 years of his army. For the record, fallout shelters and anti-radiation air purifiers sales soared in recent weeks in the Japan, as part of these tensions, according to AFP.
• in Mexico, multiplication of killings related to the drug
at least 35 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, in a context of rising violence between gangs of drug traffickers who brought the number of assassinations at a level never seen since 2011. In only one State of Sinaloa, 12 people were killed in various incidents Sunday. In this State, clashes between gangs has increased since the arrest last year of the drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, extradited to the United States in January. “
• in Sweden, a new suspect arrested after the bombing of Stockholm
the Swedish justice arrested a new suspect in the investigation into the attack to the RAM truck that left four people dead and 15 injured in Stockholm April 7, police Monday said without specifying its links with the main suspect. The latter, a Uzbek citizen of 39 years, had expressed his sympathies for extremist organizations including the Islamic State. The man, Rakhmat Akilov, admitted to being the author of the terrorist attack that caused the death of two Swedes, one British and one Belgian.
• in Israel, people freeze in memory of victims of the Holocaust
Jerusalem is frozen as every year in all Israel for two minutes to the mournful sound of sirens to mark the day of the Shoah in memory of the six million Jewish victims of Nazism during the second world war. Sharp, motorists got out of their car, the bus stopped as pedestrians. Students have observed two minutes of silence and all radio channels and Israeli television broadcast since Sunday evening from the testimonies, documentaries and movies only devoted to the genocide. “
• in Bangladesh, commemoration of the four years of the drama of the Rana Plaza
thousands of Bangladeshi textile workers commemorated Monday with emotion the fourth anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, one of the worst industrial accidents in history, where 1.138 people had died. Many survivors were crying by showing the scene of the collapse of the ill-fated building, which housed workshops in the suburbs of the capital Dhaka.
the tragedy of April 24, 2013 had highlighted the dark side of the outsourcing of the big Western brands, consequence of the race to lower costs of production in a globalized economy. Four years after the disaster, Bangladeshi justice has still delivered no convictions in the case of Rana Plaza. However, a court ordered last year that the owner of the building and 40 other people be tried for murder. Some 2,000 people had been injured in the tragedy. “
• in the United States, the return of Barack Obama
the former president Barack Obama participates in a forum at the University of Chicago on civic engagement, his first public appearance since he left the White House on January 20. “
• in France, off presidential: tribute, arrests and various facts
– the two finalists of the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen were invited by François Holland to attend the national the killed officer tribute Tuesday in the attack on the Champs-Élysées . The tribute to Xavier Jugelé, killed on duty by a man claiming the Islamic State, will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 at the Prefecture of police of Paris and will be chaired by the head of State.
– six new people, five major and a minor, were arrested Monday morning and placed in custody in investigation of l ‘ attackedfour policemen in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne) e in October.
– a burned body was found it Monday morning at the entrance of a career at Leulinghen-Bernes (Pas-de-Calais), near Boulogne-sur-Mer. “All hypotheses are possible”, according to a source of the gendarmerie which does not preclude the criminal track or even someone who wanted to put an end to his days in is sacrificing.
– a man was killed by ball on the night of Sunday to Monday in the popular district of Bagatelle, in Toulouse in an apparent settling of accounts.