International: what makes news abroad


Outside the Cameroonian borders the news is dense. Between politics, economy and new technology, states vibrate.

DRC: AU recognizes Tshisekedi

The European Union and the African Union say they are ready to work with the elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi. After expressing doubts about his victory, the announcement was made by their representatives this January 22 2019 in Brussels. "We are ready as an African Union to work with President Tshisekedi and with all Congolese parties," said his representative Smail Chergui during a press conference with the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini.

Ethiopia: 13000 people amnestied

The country announced this January 22 2018 through the state media that it has granted an amnesty to more than 13.000 people as part of a reform program of Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Salt. As a reminder, the Parliament passed a law in July 2018 allowing people convicted of "treason, a crime against the constitutional order and armed struggle" to submit a request for amnesty. Upon taking office in April, Mr. Abiy sought to end the insurgency of separatist groups and various violations of fundamental rights.

Zimbabwe: President calls for dialogue

In the face of the crisis shaking his country, President Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for "engaging in a national dialogue". Indeed, the peace talks are due to open on Thursday 24 January 2019. Objective: find a solution to the violence ravaging the country. In the meantime, the Zimbabwean president is urging the various parties to appease after the severely repressed protest against protests against rising fuel prices. He promises sanctions against the police in case of obvious errors.

TIC: WhatsApp limits transfers

After the implementation of the first limitations in July 2018, the application tightens the rules of sharing messages. Indeed, it avoids the circulation of false information between users. For Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, encrypted exchanges between individuals make it impossible to moderate content. For the instant messaging service, the only solution is to limit massive transfers. WhatsApp announces that users can now transfer the same message to up to five people, up from twenty before. A measure already experienced in India.

@ Dieudonné Zra

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