Thu, May 06, 2021

  • Addressing Racism: When Napoleon reinstated slavery
    As part of the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, the Parisian cultural center Grande Halle de la Villette is hosting a major exhibition on Napoleon Bonaparte, which will open as soon as COVID...
    Addressing Racism: When Napoleon reinstated slavery
    Amid 150 exhibits embodying the dazzling imperial grandeur of the former French emperor — “a figure who is at once fascinating and controversial,” as the show’s trailer says — one section of the exhibition focuses on a darker side of his legacy. It features the original copies of laws signed by Napoleon in 1802, which reversed the abolition of slavery that had been declared eight years previously, in the wake of the French Revolution. It made France the only country to have brought back slavery after outlawing it. “When they hear of Napoleon, most people think of the great empire, France’s many victories during the wars of that era. There is this glory about Napoleon which has eclipsed everything else he did,” Dominique Taffin, director of the Foundation for the Remembrance of Slavery, told DW. The foundation was responsible for that...
  • Pakistan to make best use of CPEC for boosting exports: Official Pakistan to make best use of CPEC for boosting exports: Official

    Pakistan needs to use the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a platform to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to enhance exports, the country's Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said on...

  • A Call for Sensitisation: The lurid orientalism of western media A Call for Sensitisation: The lurid orientalism of western media

    By trafficking in images of death, suffering, and private acts of mourning, Western media coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in India has broken one of the first rules of journalism. A western double...

  • Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572 Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572

    Oman on Wednesday reported 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

  • Russian opposition criticizes planned 'anti-Navalny' law Russian opposition criticizes planned 'anti-Navalny' law

    Russian opposition figures have criticized a planned law on restrictions for candidates in the Duma election as a targeted attack on supporters of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.

  • WTO chief seeks text to advance debate over COVID-19 vaccine WTO chief seeks text to advance debate over COVID-19 vaccine

    The World Trade Organisation chief appealed to member countries on Wednesday to quickly present and negotiate over a text that could temporarily ease trade rules that protect COVID-19 vaccine...

  • Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Trump's accounts Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Trump's accounts

    Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said on Wednesday that it has voted against reinstating former US President Donald Trump's Facebook account.

  • Three US senators urge Biden admin to accelerate COVID-19 assistance to India Three US senators urge Biden admin to accelerate COVID-19 assistance to India

    Three top US senators have urged the Biden administration to ramp up its COVID-19 assistance to India, saying the country is currently registering over 3,00,000 new cases every day and its health care...

  • US announces support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver as proposed by India, South Africa US announces support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver as proposed by India, South Africa

    The Biden administration has announced to support India and South Africa's proposal before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive anti-COVID vaccine patents to boost its supply.

  • US approves waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines US approves waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

    The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.