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Growing new trees from old roots in Niger and around the world; Finland, Sweden, and the current state of NATO; and a sneak peak at the new season of the Legal Docket podcast. Plus: a galaxy far, far away, commentary from Steve West and the Tuesday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Covenant College on beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia...a quality liberal arts education and unique campus community that keeps Christ central in all things. More at covenant.edu From Ridge Haven, the camp and retreat center of the PCA in NC and Iowa. With extensive lodging, dining, and recreational offerings, Ridge Haven serves retreat groups of all sizes and ages, year-round. To book your next retreat visit ridgehaven.org And from Ambassadors Impact Network which provides growth financing for businesses led by Christ-followers who winsomely make Jesus known in their lives and work. More at ambassadorsimpact.com.
On this episode of GET TO KNOW YOU, we discuss another thought-provoking topic; ‘How does someone's background influence their career?'. This week, I'll be sitting down with Kahindo Mateene (IG @kahindomateene) . She is the founder and creative visionary behind her namesake brand KAHINDO (IG @kahindo_nyc) . Kahindo strives to use her brand as a vehicle to create job opportunities for women and share the heart and soul of Africa with the rest of the world. Kahindo was born in Uganda, educated in Kenya, and has lived in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Niger. She has showcased her collections at several international fashion shows, including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa and New York Fashion Week at the Harlem Fashion Row. Her work has also been featured in publications like The New York Times, Elle, Essence, and Marie Claire. KAHINDO is a socially responsible womenswear brand that creates wearable art featuring bold colours and custom prints inspired by the designer's Congolese heritage, African upbringing and globe-trotting travels. Designed in New York City and produced by female artisans in Africa using fair trade practices, KAHINDO's statement-making—yet timeless—silhouettes are made to empower the modern woman while having a social impact. Tune in as we discuss African fashion, combining different African materials and creating wearable art with a social impact. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can join the conversation on the Get To Know You Cafe.Credits Music- Sara Oliveira Support the show
Losing someone you love is painful enough even in "normal" circumstances. But imagine if that person's death was on video, published for the world to see, and then politically weaponized? Imagine if the people responsible were seen celebrating, and if the people who were supposed to have your back turned on you, instead?All of that and more is what my guest on this episode went through.Michelle Black is the widow of Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, one of the four Green Berets who died in Niger on October 4, 2017. The media reported the attack before the military informed her of her husband's death. Then bodycam footage of her husband's death was broadcast for the world to see - including Michelle, her two sons, her husband's parents, and the other family members of those killed alongside her husband. As if all of that was not difficult enough, the military also publicly denounced the actions of her husband's unit that day, implying that the Unit had "gone rogue" and had not been following orders. That was the last straw for Michelle. Faced with her own grief and struggling to lead her two children through the very public pain they were in, Michelles still knew she had to do something to clear the record and restore her husband's legacy.So while it would have been easier to simply dull her pain, Michelle turned into it, instead. She met with the men who served with her husband, and survived that ambush. She heard the truth behind what happened that day. She challenged military officials with that truth, and she withstood blistering assaults on her own sanity, in the course of this. Michelle put everything she learned into a book. That book, titled "Sacrifice- The Green Berets, a Fateful Ambush, and a Gold Star Wife's Fight For the Truth, is available now. In this episode of Flex Your freedom, Michelle shares her story as the widow of a man who, like so many others, gave his life in service of our country and its freedoms. Subscribe To The NewsletterShop The Great American SyndicateFollow Barb On Instagram
Alexandre Marc is a political scientist and economist with over 30 years of experience working in areas of conflict and fragility across four continents. Alexandre was the Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank, and is the lead author of the United Nations-World Bank flagship report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict (2018). He also co-led the preparation of the World Bank's Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020-2025.This is the first episode in a series with Alexandre covering the Pathways for Peace report, the stories that underpin its core ideas, and his recent work on the geopolitics of fragility. We start by talking about Alexandre's upbringing and how traveling with his parents – an adventure worthy of an Indiana Jones movie - led him to discover the wonders of different cultures. Experiences such as staying in an archeological mission in Egypt, crossing Afghanistan and Iran by car, and a road trip from Paris to Jordan sparked Alexandre's interest in how different cultures coexist and led him to try to understand conflict. We then talk about to the relationship between the price of bananas and witchcraft in Cameroon – and we sure had questions about it! Alexandre then shares with us how caring about people, culture, and history helps you better understand the origins and dynamics of conflict, the need to differentiate between conflict and violent conflict, and how the rise in what he calls “conflicts of fragility” led to the Pathways for Peace report. The conversation also explores how actors, institutions, and structural factors can push a country towards peace or conflict, why peace is desirable, the dangers of horizontal inequality, and the importance of dignity. And there's so much more! Listen to the episode to hear Alexandre share many more insights into fragility, conflict, and peace. *****Alexandre MarcWebsite: https://www.alexandremarc.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/AlexanMarc1International Institute for Strategic Studies : https://www.iiss.org/people/conflict-security-and-development/alexandre-marcInstitute for Integrated Transitions: https://ifit-transitions.org/experts/alexandre-marc/*****Mihaela Carstei, Paul M. Bisca, and Johan Bjurman Bergman co-host F-World: The Fragility Podcast. Twitter: https://twitter.com/fworldpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fworldpodcast/Website: https://f-world.orgMusic: "Tornado" by Wintergatan . Many thanks to Wintergartan for allowing us to use their wonderful music! This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net. Editing by Alex Mitran - find Alex on Facebook (facebook.com/alexmmitran), Twitter (twitter.com/alexmmitran), or Linkedin (linkedin.com/in/alexmmitran)*****EPISODE RESOURCES: United Nations; World Bank. 2018. Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.Washington, DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28337 World Bank. 2011. World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development. World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4389Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. Cameroon. London, H. M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/a22000968/Douglass C. North – Facts. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2022. Tue. 2 Aug 2022. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1993/north/facts/Stewart, Frances. 2011. Horizontal Inequalities as a Cause of Conflict: A Review of CRISE Findings.Washington, DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9126 Marc, Alexandre; Willman, Alys; Aslam, Ghazia; Rebosio, Michelle; Balasuriya, Kanishka. 2013. Societal Dynamics and Fragility: Engaging Societies in Responding to Fragile Situations. New frontiers of social policy. Washington, DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12222Alexandre Marc, Bruce Jones. 2021. The New Geopolitics of Fragility: Russia, China, and the Mounting Challenge for Peacebuilding. The Brookings Institution. Washington, DC. https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FP_20211015_new_geopolitics_fragility_marc_jones_v2.pdfTIMESTAMPS:00:00:00 Introduction00:01:21 Indiana Jones-like childhood and the discovery of different cultures00:04:35 Banana trade and witchcraft00:06:58 How to see the world in a different way00:09:08 Caring about people, culture, and history helps you better understand conflict00:12:25 What is conflict?00:15:42 Does conflict differ across different cultures? 00:18:48 The rise of "conflicts of fragility"00:23:57 The role of institutions in fragility and conflict00:29:00 What is fragility? Depends on who is asking.00:33:53 The interplay of actors, institutions, and structural factors00:41:19 Leadership must come from inside00:46:15 Actors have a choice - focus on structural factors that enhance dignity00:47:55 Development aid shouldn't be ideological00:54:20 Why is peace desirable?01:01:07 What people fight about, a.k.a. the arenas of contestation.01:09:49 How do the actors, structural factors, and institutions interact in the arenas?01:15:05 Horizontal inequality – when economic issues connect to identity issues01:22:46 On the inequality of dignity & future episodes in the Pathways for Peace series01:24:26 Wrap-up
As we see an increasing number of culturally diverse patients in our practices, there is no doubt of the importance of cultural competency in medicine. Specific circumstances and miscommunications have been well documented. But how can we develop an eye to see where a patient’s values and worldview may differ from our own? We will review an approach to cultural competency highlighted by medical missions case studies.
African energy giants Algeria, Nigeria, and Niger signed a memorandum of understanding on a vast gas pipeline project offering Europe potential future alternatives to Russian supplies.The Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline would transport billions of cubic meters of gas some 4,128 kilometers from Nigeria in West Africa, north through Niger, and on to Algeria. Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab hosted his counterparts from Nigeria and Niger, Timipre Sylva and Mahamane Sani, for talks on the project.
Mark 15:16–20 | The Crucifixion from CrossPointe Coast on Vimeo. Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe Scripture: Mark 15:16–32 THE SUFFERING OF CHRIST THE SOLDIERS MOCK THE ROAD TO THE CROSS THE CRUCIFIXION Acts 3:18 (ESV) But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Isaiah 53:3 (ESV) He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Romans 16:13 (ESV) Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. Acts 13:1 (ESV) Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. Proverbs 31:6 (ESV) Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress R. Kent Hughes His pain was alleviated by nothing. If anything, it was heightened by his soul's health. Hebrews 7:25 (ESV) Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Romans 8:1 (ESV) There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. My Jesus, I Love Thee I love thee because thou hast first loved me and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. Psalm 22:18 (ESV) they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Matthew 2:2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Revelation 19:16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Psalm 22:1 (ESV) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:7 (ESV) All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; Psalm 22:18 (ESV) they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Lewis Bayly Soule: Lord, why, wouldest Thou be taken, when Thou mightest have escaped Thine enemies? Christ: That thy spiritual enemies should not take thee, and cast thee into the prison of utter darkness. 2 Timothy 1:8 (ESV) Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 1 Peter 4:12 (ESV) Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Philippians 1:29 (ESV) For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, Romans 8:16–17 (ESV) The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Hebrews 12:2 (ESV) looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 2:11 (ESV) For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers Hebrews 2:13 (ESV) “Behold, I and the children God has given me.” My Jesus, I Love Thee I love thee because thou hast first loved me and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.
Pengo la huduma za ulinzi safari latumbukiza wakimbizi mikononi mwa wasafirishaji haramu Kuelekea sikuya kimataifa dhidi ya usafirishaji haramu wa binadamu kesoh Julai 30, shirika la umoja wa Mataifa la wakimbizi duniani, UNHCR imesema ukosefu wa huduma za ulinzi kwa wakimbizi na wahamiaji wanaofanya safari hatarishi kutoka ukanda wa Sahel na Pembe ya Afrika kwenda Afrika Kaskazini na kisha Ulaya, kunawatumbukiza katika hatari ya mikono ya wasafirishaji haramu. Leah Mushi na taarifa zaidi. Taarifa ya UNHCR iliyotolewa leo jijini Geneva ,Uswisi imenukuu ripoti yake inayomulika huduma za ulinzi kwa wasaka hifadhi, wakimbizi na wahamiaji wanapofanya safari ndefu, ripoti iliyotolewa leo mkesha wa siku ya kimataifa dhidi ya usafirishaji haramu binadamu. UNHCR inasema baadhi yao wanakufa jangwani, wengine wanakumbwa na ukatili wa mara kwa mara wa kingono na kijinsia, kutekwa nyara hadi walipe kikombozi, mateso na aina mbali mbali za unyanyasaji wa kimwili na kisaikolojia. Ripoti hiyo ya pili ya aina yake inaonesha mapengo yaliyoko kwenye huduma za ulinzi, kama vile malazi, kupata haki,kubaini manusura wa ukatili wa kijinsia na kingono, usafirishaji haramu na watoto wanaosafari bila wazazi au walezi. Nchi 12 zimemulikwa kwenye ripoti hiyo nazo ni Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Somalia, na Sudan. Mjumbe maalum wa UNHCR kwa hali ya wakimbizi kwenye eneo la MEditeranea ya Kati na Magharibi Vincent Cochetel amesema, “nasikitishwa sana na manyanyaso ambayo wakimbizi na wahamiaji wanakumbana nayo wanaposafiri kupitia ukanda wa Sahel na MAshariki na Pembe ya Afrika na wakati mwingine Ulaya. Vifo vingi vinatokea kupitia njia hizi.” Bwana Cochetel amesisitiza umuhimu wa kutenga fedha zaidi kutekeleza huduma bora za ulinzi ili kuepusha usafirishaji haramu, kubaini na kusaidia manusura na kuhakikisha wanapata hifadhi sambamba na kufikisha watuhumiwa mbele ya sheria. Ripoti inapatia wakimbizi na wahamiaji huduma zilizoko sasa kwenye njia mbalimbali wanazopita. Pia inatoa maelekezo kwa wahisani ni wapi wawekeze ambako kunahitajika zaidi. Ili kusaidia manusura, ripoti inatoa wito kwa jamii ya kimataifa kuanzisha malazi ya kijamii na maeneo salama, halikadhalika huduma za kisheria na huduma tofauti tofauti kwa watoto na manusura wa kike. TAGS: UNHCR, wahamiaji na wakimbizi, usafirishaji haramu wa binadamu
Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more ---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.In this episode, I speak with Tom Ferguson, Managing Partner at Burnt Island Ventures, on the future of water investments and water technologies.Tom brings a decade of experience in water and startups to lead BIV. His start in water came as the lead author on the first CDP Water Disclosure Report in 2010, and he joined Imagine H2O in 2015 to build out the organization's programming portfolio, which now encompasses 3 global programs vetting 500+ startups per year.Companies selected under Tom's tenure have raised $600m+ and achieved 5 exits. He holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.About Burnt Island VenturesBurnt Island Ventures is not a cleantech fund, because in cleantech water is a $900 billion afterthought. You can't be good at water unless you only do water. Burnt Island Ventures funds the best entrepreneurs in water, worldwide. That's it. This is a giant, esoteric, and foundational market for the entire global economy.We are at a turning point. From the wildfires of the Western US to flooding in Niger, climate change is here. Water resources across the world will be under increasing stress as the world warms. Products and services that allow individuals, governments and companies to navigate this change will see more and more demand.Entrepreneurs are emerging with the skill and insight to meet that demand, developing solutions to water problems at scale. Burnt Island Ventures exists to find, fund and support the best of these founders.Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Listen to more Causeartist podcast shows hereFollow Grant on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Causeartist on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K408: About aviation - World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet. 飛機製造商龐巴迪週一揭露其最新商務噴射客機達到的高速度成果，同時證實上市時間，為協和號退役將近20年後，重拾超音速載客飛行的競賽，注入一絲興奮。 The Canadian company said the in-development Global 8000 will be "the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet." 這家加拿大公司說，這款開發中的「環球8000型」客機，將是「全世界最快、最長程的特製商用噴射機」。 The news comes after a Global 7500 test vehicle broke the sound barrier during a demonstration flight last May, achieving speeds of more than Mach 1.015. 在發布這項消息前，一架環球7500型測試機，在去年5月一次試飛中突破音障，達到超過1.015馬赫的速度。 "The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era," Éric Martel, president and CEO for Bombardier, said. 龐巴迪總裁兼執行長馬泰爾說，「環球8000飛機利用環球7500型的優異特性，提供我們顧客一架新年代飛機的佼佼者」。 Next Article Teen survives flight in aircraft wheel in Nigeria 奈及利亞青少年躲起落架搭機 大難不死 A young teenager dashed across a runway at a Nigerian airport, hid in the wheel well of a jet and survived a 35-minute domestic flight, the airline and aviation authorities said Sunday. 航空公司和奈及利亞聯邦航空局週日表示，1名青少年橫衝機場跑道，躲進飛機起落架艙，飛了35分鐘的國內線航程。 Passengers and crew had alerted the pilots that a boy was seen running to the plane as it was taxiing to take off Saturday from southern Benin City, Arik Airline spokesman Ola Adebanji said. 阿里克航空公司發言人艾德班吉表示，這架班機週六從南部貝南市滑行準備起飛時，乘客和機組員看到1名青少年跑向飛機，並警告機師。 Despite the possible presence of the boy, the pilots opted to continue with their takeoff, Federal Aviation Agency of Nigeria spokesman Yakubu Dati said. 奈及利亞聯邦航空局發言人達蒂表示，儘管男孩可能在機上，機師仍選擇繼續起飛。 When the plane arrived in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, a boy aged 13 or 14 jumped to the ground from the wheel and was detained by Arik personnel, Adebanji said. He said the teenager probably survived because the flight was short and the plane probably didn't rise above 7,620 meters. 艾德班吉表示，飛機抵達奈吉利亞商業大城拉哥斯時，1名年約13或14歲的男孩從起落架跳到地面，被地勤人員抓住。發言人說，男孩大難不死可能是因為飛行距離不長、飛行高度沒有超過7620公尺。 Most stowaways don't survive. The body of a suspected stowaway fell from an Air France plane over Niger, also in West Africa, in July and was discovered lifeless in a western suburb of the capital, Niamey, officials said. 這類偷渡客大都不會生還。官員表示，7月間，法國航空公司1架班機飛經同樣也在西非的尼日時，1具疑似偷渡客的屍體從上空墜地，陳屍在首都尼阿美西部郊區。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1526935 ; https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/paper/710523
Après une série d'attaques terroristes sans précédent dans le Sahel et en Afrique de l'Ouest, notamment contre le camp militaire de Kati, près de Bamako au Mali, Niagalé Bagayoko, présidente de l'African Security Sector Network, revient sur l'expansion des groupes jihadistes dans la sous-région et la réorganisation du dispositif sécuritaire. RFI : Il y a eu récemment des attaques inédites contre des camps militaires maliens, mais aussi des attaques dans le nord du Togo, au Bénin, au Burkina, est-ce qu'on est face à une résurgence de ces mouvements ? Niagalé Bagayoko : Il s'agit plutôt de la confirmation de l'expansion des aires d'influence des mouvements jihadistes et de l'approfondissement de leur présence et de l'affirmation de leurs capacités. Ce qui s'est produit au Togo démontre que la progression vers le nord des pays côtiers se confirme, et les attaques le 21 et le 22 juillet démontrent qu'elles sont capables de s'en prendre à des capacités militaires, y compris à une quinzaine de kilomètres de Bamako. Comme cela est indiqué dans la revendication du GSIM, il est souligné combien le fait que les forces armées maliennes se soient alliées à ce qui est qualifié de mercenaires, donc c'est le groupe Wagner qui est pointé, ne va pas changer la doctrine du GSIMqui refuse toute alliance avec des partenaires étrangers quels qu'ils soient. Est-ce que cette contagion n'est finalement pas une nouvelle démonstration de l'impasse de cette stratégie militaire ? Plus largement une impasse de l'ensemble des moyens, il ne faut pas oublier que la plupart des partenaires ont aussi mobilisé des moyens en termes de programmes de développement, d'appui à la gouvernance, ceux-ci n'ont pas eu davantage de succès. La difficulté est que d'un côté, il est complètement irréaliste d'envisager lutter sans moyens militaires, mais la question est celle de la vision politique, quelle est l'alternative proposée notamment aux populations, face à ces acteurs qui proposent des modèles de société alternative ? Comment ces mouvements peuvent-ils exploiter le départ de Barkhane du Mali et les tensions entre Bamako, Paris et même la Minusma maintenant ? Le départ de la force Barkhane est l'objet d'assauts particulièrement violents de la part de la branche sahélienne de l'État islamique, donc le vide a immédiatement été comblé et la question est de savoir si la réarticulation du dispositif permettra d'apporter une réponse plus efficace et plus adaptée. Justement, la France se réoriente vers le Niger, ça vous semble un choix judicieux comme base ? Dans la mesure où il y a une expansion du côté du Niger, oui il y a un besoin. Le président Bazoum ne considère pas que le seul instrument militaire ou sécuritaire peut être la réponse exclusive, même s'il développe les programmes de renforcement des forces armées nigériennes. Il s'inscrit aussi à la fois dans une démarche d'amnistie, mais aussi dans une démarche de dialogue avec certains groupes. La nouvelle doctrine française c'est l'efficacité dans la discrétion, mais aussi à distance, est-ce que ça vous semble réaliste ? L'enjeu pour la France n'est pas simplement de démontrer qu'elle est en mesure d'avoir une efficacité, il est aussi d'intervenir sans se heurter à l'hostilité des opinions publiques, les populations se sont retournées et ont démontré, si ce n'est une hostilité farouche vis-à-vis de l'intervention française, en tout cas un très grand scepticisme. Donc aujourd'hui, cette approche dans la discrétion s'impose finalement à la France, et il va falloir qu'elle déploie sans doute une nouvelle stratégie, y compris en termes de communication, pour favoriser son insertion dans le milieu. Mais, de toute façon, les moyens qui seront déployés seront beaucoup moins massifs qu'ils ne l'ont été dans le cadre de l'opération Barkhane qui consistait en un déploiement extrêmement important de contingents au sol.
Interpellé en conférence de presse sur le retour des exilés politiques mais aussi la libération des prisonniers politiques, le président béninois Patrice Talon a répondu : « Il n'y a pas de détenus politiques au Bénin ». « Reckya Madougou, ex-garde des sceaux, et le constitutionnaliste Joël Aïvo, lesquels ont pris respectivement 20 ans et 10 ans de prison ferme, sont alors des prisonniers de droit commun ? », s'interroge La voix du Niger. Soutenant sa ligne de défense, le président de la République du Bénin affirme qu'il est « droit dans ses bottes » sur le sort de ces personnes. Par ailleurs, pour le chef de l'État béninois, ceux qui sont en exil ont choisi « de fuir leur pays, c'est pourquoi je leur demande de rentrer au pays pour "répondre de leurs actes afin d'être blanchis" ». Sûrement senti visé, l'ancien maire de Cotonou Léhady Soglo, en exil en France, n'a pas gardé le silence face aux propos du chef de l'État. Selon Léhady Soglo, le Bénin a depuis 2016 basculé dans un régime « autocratique ». « En pensant le contraire, affirme-t-il, le président Patrice Talon est dans le déni. » Il estime qu'il ne faut pas se décourager pour autant car il est nécessaire de continuer le plaidoyer et faire toucher du doigt l'intérêt de décrisper la tension sociopolitique. Cette décrispation politique, précise Léhady Soglo, passe par la libération des détenus politiques et le retour des exilés au pays. Wakat Séra note la discrétion d'Emmanuel Macron : « Sur ce sujet, le président français a compris qu'il faut discuter avec ses homologues africains en évitant d'avoir des flirts trop poussés avec leurs oppositions. À trop approcher celle-ci pour porter la bonne nouvelle de la démocratie, on irrite facilement les pouvoirs en place qui n'hésitent plus à tomber dans les bras de soupirants plus entreprenants et moins exigeants ». Une « curieuse coïncidence », relève le journal L'Événement précis La Cour de répression des infractions terroristes a libéré, le jour de la visite d'Emmanuel Macron au Bénin, 30 détenus incarcérés pour des faits de violences électorales lors de la présidentielle de l'an dernier. Ils sont 30 au total à retrouver leur liberté de mouvement, dont plusieurs acteurs politiques membres du parti des démocrates. Il y a entre autres l'ancien ministre Houdou Ali et l'activiste Nadine Okoumassou. La sécurité au centre des discussions entre Emmanuel Macron et Patrice Talon « Depuis quelques mois, des incursions sporadiques de groupes terroristes dans le nord du Bénin troublent sans aucun doute le sommeil du président Patrice Talon », note Le Pays. Pour les chiffres, il faut rappeler que depuis 2021, le Bénin a recensé une vingtaine d'attaques de groupes terroristes. Cotonou a déjà formulé des demandes d'appui à Paris dans sa croisade contre le terrorisme. Réaction favorable de l'Élysée, qui s'est dit disposé à apporter un appui aérien, du renseignement, des équipements ainsi que davantage de formations. La concrétisation d'une telle promesse suffira-t-elle à changer la donne sécuritaire au Bénin ? L'avenir nous le dira. Mais en attendant, « la requête de Cotonou devrait réjouir et requinquer le partenaire français qui, comme on le sait, se trouve depuis un certain temps de plus en plus en difficulté dans ses anciennes colonies, et particulièrement dans les pays du Sahel, sur fond de ressentiment anti-français prégnant », conclut Le Pays. « Mais qui est donc Robert Bourgi pour dicter aux Sénégalais ce qu'ils doivent faire ? » C'est le titre d'une tribune signée Ndiaga Loum, reprise par plusieurs médias sénégalais. « Qu'est-ce qui motive donc Robert Bourgi ces derniers temps ? Il commence par nous dire que les Sénégalais ne connaissent pas les qualités du président Macky Sall. Ensuite, il nous prévient des risques de collision des extrêmes en France et au Sénégal lors des prochaines élections présidentielles de 2024. Lui, le Franco-Sénégalais, "fils" de Foccart, avouait avoir incarné le "côté lugubre" de la Françafrique, mais avait, disait-il, décidé de changer depuis 2007 après un examen de conscience. Robert Bourgi, poursuivez donc votre examen de conscience ! Si le président sénégalais vous juge encore crédible pour vous écouter, c'est qu'il n'a rien compris », conclut l'universitaire Ndiaga Loum.
Hasard ou coïncidence, le chef de la diplomatie russe est sur le continent au moment où le chef de l'État de français entame une tournée africaine. Emmanuel Macron est au Cameroun, Sergueï Lavrov est lui au Congo-Brazzaville. L'éditorialiste de Wakat Séra note que la France s'est comme laissée surprendre par les ambitions de ses concurrents qui eux, moins regardants sur la bonne gouvernance, la démocratie et le respect des droits de l'homme – dont Paris se fait le chantre – ont déroulé une coopération plus réaliste qui épouse la vision des dirigeants africains, adeptes des règnes ad vitam aeternam. Le journal Mourya au Niger tempère : « Macron II semble avoir abandonné certains principes de Macron I, lesquels principes consistaient à bouder les partisans du pouvoir à vie, les dictateurs et autres tyrans. Au Cameroun, Emmanuel Macron échangera dans la journée avec le vieux locataire du palais d'Etoudi, Paul Biya, bientôt 90 ans, qui est à son 7e mandat, et qui pourrait en briguer un 8e. » « La France a donc changé son fusil d'épaule, poursuit Mourya, car perdre coup sur coup la Centrafrique où se sont engouffrés Russes et Rwandais, la RDC qui n'appartient en vérité à aucune puissance à part entière, le Gabon et le Rwanda qui ont rejoint le Commonwealth, tout cela fait pour la France beaucoup de dommages économiques, géopolitiques et géostratégiques à la fois ! » L'influence de la France en berne « L'ascendant qui était celui de nos ancêtres les Gaulois sur leurs anciennes colonies a explosé, laissant place à une sorte de désenvoûtement dont profitent d'autres vendeurs de charme venus de Russie, de Chine, d'Inde et de Turquie », pointe Wakat Séra. Et pour preuve : le chef de la diplomatie russe, comme un hasard de calendrier bien pensé, vient d'être reçu par le président congolais Denis Sassou Nguesso. Sergueï Lavrov ne boudant pas son plaisir d'entendre son homologue congolais dire, sur la position de son pays dans la crise russo-ukrainienne, que le Congo ne peut pas se permettre de jeter de l'huile sur le feu. Une position qui arrange bien les affaires des Russes. En tout cas, « Français et Russes s'affrontent sur bien des terrains africains et ne se lâchent pas d'un pas », conclut l'éditorialiste de La Voix du Niger. En Tunisie, Robocop sur les traces de Ben Ali selon le journal Le Pays La nouvelle Constitution tunisienne en passe d'être adoptée met fin au régime parlementaire en vigueur depuis 2014 et accordera les pleins pouvoirs au président Kaïs Saïed. « Une nouvelle Constitution que Robocop, le surnom de Kais Saïed, appelle de tous ses vœux et qui n'a rien de rétrograde sauf qu'elle fait de lui un demi-dieu », note Le Pays au Burkina Faso. Et le journal de poursuivre : « En fait, quand on regarde la manière dont Kaïs Saïed dirige son pays, on a envie de dire que l'homme n'a pas tiré leçon de l'histoire récente de la Tunisie tant et si bien qu'il se croit tout permis ». Il conclut : « Robocop gagnerait à changer son fusil d'épaule en descendant de son piédestal, car ce n'est pas en réussissant le tour de force de faire adopter la nouvelle Constitution qu'il va se croire à l'abri de ce qui est arrivé à Ben Ali ». Au Mozambique, un père arrêté pour avoir voulu vendre ses enfants albinos La Nouvelle Tribune au Bénin revient sur un fait divers et une pratique récurrente en Afrique australe. Ce n'est pas la première fois que les albinos sont victimes de ce type de traitement. Dans la croyance populaire, certaines parties de leur corps utilisées dans des rituels garantissent une prospérité et une bonne santé. In extremis, juste avant d'être vendus, les enfants ont eu la vie sauve grâce à un appel anonyme reçu par la police.
With family: Judges 9; Acts 13 Judges 9 (Listen) Abimelech's Conspiracy 9 Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother's family, 2 “Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.” 3 And his mother's relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our brother.” 4 And they gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, who followed him. 5 And he went to his father's house at Ophrah and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself. 6 And all the leaders of Shechem came together, and all Beth-millo, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar at Shechem. 7 When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on top of Mount Gerizim and cried aloud and said to them, “Listen to me, you leaders of Shechem, that God may listen to you. 8 The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.' 9 But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my abundance, by which gods and men are honored, and go hold sway over the trees?' 10 And the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us.' 11 But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?' 12 And the trees said to the vine, ‘You come and reign over us.' 13 But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?' 14 Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.' 15 And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.' 16 “Now therefore, if you acted in good faith and integrity when you made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house and have done to him as his deeds deserved—17 for my father fought for you and risked his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian, 18 and you have risen up against my father's house this day and have killed his sons, seventy men on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his female servant, king over the leaders of Shechem, because he is your relative—19 if you then have acted in good faith and integrity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you. 20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the leaders of Shechem and from Beth-millo and devour Abimelech.” 21 And Jotham ran away and fled and went to Beer and lived there, because of Abimelech his brother. The Downfall of Abimelech 22 Abimelech ruled over Israel three years. 23 And God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem, and the leaders of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech, 24 that the violence done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill his brothers. 25 And the leaders of Shechem put men in ambush against him on the mountaintops, and they robbed all who passed by them along that way. And it was told to Abimelech. 26 And Gaal the son of Ebed moved into Shechem with his relatives, and the leaders of Shechem put confidence in him. 27 And they went out into the field and gathered the grapes from their vineyards and trod them and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god and ate and drank and reviled Abimelech. 28 And Gaal the son of Ebed said, “Who is Abimelech, and who are we of Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is not Zebul his officer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem; but why should we serve him? 29 Would that this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech. I would say1 to Abimelech, ‘Increase your army, and come out.'” 30 When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled. 31 And he sent messengers to Abimelech secretly,2 saying, “Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem, and they are stirring up3 the city against you. 32 Now therefore, go by night, you and the people who are with you, and set an ambush in the field. 33 Then in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, rise early and rush upon the city. And when he and the people who are with him come out against you, you may do to them as your hand finds to do.” 34 So Abimelech and all the men who were with him rose up by night and set an ambush against Shechem in four companies. 35 And Gaal the son of Ebed went out and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city, and Abimelech and the people who were with him rose from the ambush. 36 And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, “Look, people are coming down from the mountaintops!” And Zebul said to him, “You mistake4 the shadow of the mountains for men.” 37 Gaal spoke again and said, “Look, people are coming down from the center of the land, and one company is coming from the direction of the Diviners' Oak.” 38 Then Zebul said to him, “Where is your mouth now, you who said, ‘Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him?' Are not these the people whom you despised? Go out now and fight with them.” 39 And Gaal went out at the head of the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech. 40 And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him. And many fell wounded, up to the entrance of the gate. 41 And Abimelech lived at Arumah, and Zebul drove out Gaal and his relatives, so that they could not dwell at Shechem. 42 On the following day, the people went out into the field, and Abimelech was told. 43 He took his people and divided them into three companies and set an ambush in the fields. And he looked and saw the people coming out of the city. So he rose against them and killed them. 44 Abimelech and the company that was with him rushed forward and stood at the entrance of the gate of the city, while the two companies rushed upon all who were in the field and killed them. 45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day. He captured the city and killed the people who were in it, and he razed the city and sowed it with salt. 46 When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-berith. 47 Abimelech was told that all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem were gathered together. 48 And Abimelech went up to Mount Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him. And Abimelech took an axe in his hand and cut down a bundle of brushwood and took it up and laid it on his shoulder. And he said to the men who were with him, “What you have seen me do, hurry and do as I have done.” 49 So every one of the people cut down his bundle and following Abimelech put it against the stronghold, and they set the stronghold on fire over them, so that all the people of the Tower of Shechem also died, about 1,000 men and women. 50 Then Abimelech went to Thebez and encamped against Thebez and captured it. 51 But there was a strong tower within the city, and all the men and women and all the leaders of the city fled to it and shut themselves in, and they went up to the roof of the tower. 52 And Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire. 53 And a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head and crushed his skull. 54 Then he called quickly to the young man his armor-bearer and said to him, “Draw your sword and kill me, lest they say of me, ‘A woman killed him.'” And his young man thrust him through, and he died. 55 And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, everyone departed to his home. 56 Thus God returned the evil of Abimelech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers. 57 And God also made all the evil of the men of Shechem return on their heads, and upon them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal. Footnotes  9:29 Septuagint; Hebrew and he said  9:31 Or at Tormah  9:31 Hebrew besieging, or closing up  9:36 Hebrew You see (ESV) Acts 13 (Listen) Barnabas and Saul Sent Off 13 Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger,1 Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. Barnabas and Saul on Cyprus 4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. 6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord. Paul and Barnabas at Antioch in Pisidia 13 Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem, 14 but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, say it.” 16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: “Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen. 17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 18 And for about forty years he put up with2 them in the wilderness. 19 And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20 All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' 23 Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 24 Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 26 “Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29 And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. 32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.' 34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.' 35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.' 36 For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37 but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. 38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and by him everyone who believes is freed3 from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40 Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about: 41 “‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.'” 42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 But when the Jews4 saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him. 46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. 50 But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district. 51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Footnotes  13:1 Niger is a Latin word meaning black, or dark  13:18 Some manuscripts he carried (compare Deuteronomy 1:31)  13:39 Greek justified; twice in this verse  13:45 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 50 (ESV) In private: Jeremiah 22; Mark 8 Jeremiah 22 (Listen) 22 Thus says the LORD: “Go down to the house of the king of Judah and speak there this word, 2 and say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter these gates. 3 Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. 4 For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants and their people. 5 But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation. 6 For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: “‘You are like Gilead to me, like the summit of Lebanon, yet surely I will make you a desert, an uninhabited city.17 I will prepare destroyers against you, each with his weapons, and they shall cut down your choicest cedars and cast them into the fire. 8 “‘And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbor, “Why has the LORD dealt thus with this great city?” 9 And they will answer, “Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and worshiped other gods and served them.”'” 10 Weep not for him who is dead, nor grieve for him, but weep bitterly for him who goes away, for he shall return no more to see his native land. Message to the Sons of Josiah 11 For thus says the LORD concerning Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went away from this place: “He shall return here no more, 12 but in the place where they have carried him captive, there shall he die, and he shall never see this land again.” 13 “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages,14 who says, ‘I will build myself a great house with spacious upper rooms,' who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion.15 Do you think you are a king because you compete in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the LORD.17 But you have eyes and heart only for your dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, and for practicing oppression and violence.” 18 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: “They shall not lament for him, saying, ‘Ah, my brother!' or ‘Ah, sister!' They shall not lament for him, saying, ‘Ah, lord!' or ‘Ah, his majesty!'19 With the burial of a donkey he shall be buried, dragged and dumped beyond the gates of Jerusalem.” 20 “Go up to Lebanon, and cry out, and lift up your voice in Bashan; cry out from Abarim, for all your lovers are destroyed.21 I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, ‘I will not listen.' This has been your way from your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.22 The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity; then you will be ashamed and confounded because of all your evil.23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, nested among the cedars, how you will be pitied when pangs come upon you, pain as of a woman in labor!” 24 “As I live, declares the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet ring on my right hand, yet I would tear you off 25 and give you into the hand of those who seek your life, into the hand of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans. 26 I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you shall die. 27 But to the land to which they will long to return, there they shall not return.” 28 Is this man Coniah a despised, broken pot, a vessel no one cares for? Why are he and his children hurled and cast into a land that they do not know?29 O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!30 Thus says the LORD: “Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days, for none of his offspring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David and ruling again in Judah.” Footnotes  22:6 Hebrew cities (ESV) Mark 8 (Listen) Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6 And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. 7 And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. 8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.1 The Pharisees Demand a Sign 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod<
C'est au Centre Culturel de Niamey au Niger que j'enregistre cet épisode du podcast « Parlons livres photos » avec la photographe nigérienne Apsatou BAGAYA. Tout comme John KALAPO, Apsatou commence sa carrière comme comptable. Au fil des employeurs elle arrive dans une association d'audio-visuel. Elle fait ses premières armes et se forme à l'utilisation du matériel. Je connais Apsatou, depuis une dizaine d'année, en effet, c'est à Cotonou au Bénin que je fais sa connaissance. Elle débute sa carrière de photographe dans un studio photo dans un parc d'attraction face à l'aéroport international. Après un workshop à la fondation ZINSOU et après la rencontre du photographe belges Jean-Dominique BURTON elle comprend qu'elle peut s'exprimer grâce à la photographie. De Jean Dominique BURTON elle retient un conseil précieux : « Si tu veux parler photo, si tu veux trouver l'inspiration, faut que tu rentres chez toi, c'est chez toi que tu vas trouver l'inspiration ». Apsatou rentre au Niger. Elle met la photographie de côté quelques temps. Elle renoue avec sa famille. Après deux ans elle s'investit dans la photographie d'auteur et commence à travailler sur des thématiques, notamment « Totem », une série sur les filles voilées de l'université ou « Taguia »une série sur les bonnets traditionnels. Elle travaille également pour des ONG au Niger. A l'heure ou j'enregistre cet épisode elle co-expose au Centre Culturel français une série « Regard sur ma cité, Oran - Niamey » avec Nora ZAIR, une photographe algérienne. Liens de l'épisode Centre Culturel Français Jean ROUCH de Niamey. Site du photographe Jean Dominique BURTON. Episode avec le photographe malien John KALAPO. Soutenez gratuitement le podcast Si vous aimé ce podcast, vous pouvez le partager sur les réseaux sociaux avec le hashtag #parlonslivresphotos. Pour suivre mon travail, retrouvez moi sur : www.juliengerard.com Pour soutenir le podcast vous pouvez participer à mon Tipeee. Vous pouvez également laisser une note, 5 étoiles ça serait top, ou un commentaire sur Apple Podcast ou Spotify. Cela favorisera le référencement. Julien GERARD.
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