The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

It all started last October 21 when the government of Burkina Faso, with a bill, attempted to transform Article 37 of the Constitution. The objective? To increase the number of presidential terms from two to three, so that the head of state in charge, Blaise Compaoré could recur in November of 2015. The Blaise Compaoré curriculum… Read More The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

Modern Slavery in Italian Rural Areas: Sikh Community at Risk

Seven days a week, the weather-beaten Indian laborers work hard in the rural area in the province of Latina (near Rome, IT). In order to keep up the inhumane work-rhythm imposed by the “owners” and to not feel the pain, they need to take many times performance-enhancing drugs and pain killers. A form of doping lived… Read More Modern Slavery in Italian Rural Areas: Sikh Community at Risk

#BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

“They will be treated like slaves” announced the Boko Haram militants after the abduction of the Nigerian girls that are creating an international movement, ‘And as slaves, they will be sold to the market in the name of Allah.” At this point they could be in Chad, Cameroon, or the other side of the world.… Read More #BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

Cold War Gas?

“Europe has decided to play a role among the big players of the world, while not being energy-independent, but this is not good” said the CEO of ENI (National Hydrocarbons Energy), Paolo Scaroni, “political independence coincides with energy” and it has to be said that the EU, in this field, still has a long way to… Read More Cold War Gas?

Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

After two weeks from the burst of the epidemic, the Ebola virus has hit Guinea’s population severely, with already 151 cases registered since 7th April, including 95 deaths. 67 of them have been confirmed and 20 cases took place in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. In Liberia there have been 23 suspected cases; seven died and five were… Read More Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

The commercial Chinese trade in 2013 exceeded, for the first time, 4.000 billion dollars, making the Asian giant the first commercial power in the world. In fact, in 2013 the total exports and imports from China reached USD 4.16 trillion with an increase of 7.6%. More specifically, China’s exports increased by 7.9% to 2.21 trillion dollars… Read More China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits