Reinforced controls at the Franco-German border, Burma, citizens’ convention … The news of this weekend

A protester uses a fire extinguisher as security forces crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

A protester uses a fire extinguisher as security forces crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

Covid-19. L’Germany classified this Sunday in the high-risk area of ​​Moselle, one of the French departments most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, but renounces the virtual closure of the border. Passages will be restricted and will require a negative PCR test carried out within 48 hours, starting Tuesday midnight.

Burma. Thirty demonstrators were killed, dozens more injured and hundreds arrested this Sunday in Burma by security forces who came to disperse pro-democracy rallies, the deadliest repression since the coup a year ago month. Read our article.

Citizens’ convention. The 150 citizens voted this Sunday on the level of consideration of their proposals by the government. The result is severe but does not surprise the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read our article.

2022. The elected representatives of the presidential majority reacted in dispersed order, and sometimes violently, on the front page of the weekend of Release, which points to the growing reluctance on the left side to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the event of a second round against Marine Le Pen. Read our article.

Hurry. The assault in a priority district of Reims of a photojournalist for the regional daily L’Union, always between life and death, raised the indignation of the political class, until the Elysee, which asked for an arrest “as quickly as possible” of the authors.

Russia. Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny was transferred on Saturday to a reputedly “hard” labor camp in eastern Moscow, as thousands of Muscovites commemorated the murdered opponent Boris Nemtsov. Read our article.

Vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson anti-Covid vaccine should be approved by the European Medicines Agency in early March, and distributed from late March or early April, said Minister for Industry Agnès Pannier-Runacher. All the info for the weekend on the pandemic to find in our live feed.

Partial confinement in Nice and Dunkirk. Since Friday evening, 6 p.m., the coastal strip of the Alpes-Maritimes (from Menton to Théoule-sur-Mer) as well as the agglomeration of Dunkirk (North) are confined until Monday morning 6 a.m. And that will apply for the following weekend. In Nice, access to the beaches was also prohibited during the two weekends of confinement, the mayor (LR) Christian Estrosi said on Friday.

Death of a teenager in Seine-Saint-Denis. Two men surrendered themselves to the police and were taken into custody this Saturday in Bobigny after the shooting death on Friday in Bondy of a 15-year-old teenager. The boy was inside the Nelson-Mandela space, a neighborhood house housed between a ten-story bar. Read our article.

Chlordecone. On Saturday, several thousand people demonstrated in Fort-de-France as in Paris, at the call of West Indian associations and unions, to testify to the exasperation facing the “Health and environmental disaster” caused by the massive use of this ultratoxic insecticide in the West Indies. They fear the prescription in this case brought to justice. Read our article.

Nigeria. They found freedom about ten days after their kidnapping. In Nigeria, the 42 students, teachers and their relatives from the Kagara College of Sciences, kidnapped from their boarding school, are safe and sound, local authorities informed this Saturday. The good news, however, comes the same week as another mass kidnapping in Jangebe, northern Nigeria, where 317 young girls were abducted from the dormitory of their school, recalling the fate of the high school girls of Chibok delighted by the jihadists of Boko Haram in 2014.

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