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On the front page of the press, this Monday, June 7, the results of the attack on the village of Solhan, in northern Burkina Faso. A massacre that left at least 160 dead. The G7 agreement on the establishment of a global minimum tax on companies. The growing concern about the state of health of Moroccan journalist Soulaïman Raïssouni. And the new baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Its’ a girl!
On the front page of the press, the results of the attack on the village of Solhan, in the far north of Burkina Faso, where at least 160 people were killed, during the night from Friday to Saturday.
The cross evokes “an unprecedented massacre of civilians”. While three days of national mourning were decreed by President Kaboré, “the strategy of the authorities to fight against terrorism is perceived as difficult to read by the population”, according to the French daily, which recalls that Burkina Faso already counts more than a million displaced people – a number that could increase further, after the killings this weekend. “We are tired of hearing that attacks are condemned with the utmost energy”, testifies Maïmouna Ba, president of Women for the Dignity of the Sahel, which helps widows and orphans victims of terrorism and whose ability to resilience is put “to the test”, according to The cross.
Wakat Sera He also mentions the weariness of the Burkinabés, citing the reaction of an Internet user: “What use are days of national mourning, declarations of condemnation with the utmost energy, if obviously we no longer control anything in this situation?” . The Burkinabé news site calls on the government to “take control of the security and defense of the territory, while benefiting, but only in addition, from the support of partner forces, to whom the State cannot give exclusive rights. of the protection of the country ”. “Is Burkina Faso governed?”: The country considers three hypotheses to explain the massacre of Solhan: that the assailants perhaps “wanted to bring a bloody denial to the national army, which recently announced” the return of peace “in the region, that it was ‘acts, perhaps, of “an action of reprisals against populations accused of complicity with the Defense and Security Forces”, or that this massacre “is part of the logic of predation of natural resources by armed groups ”, Because the region of Solhan has an important gold mining site, coveted by the armed bands.
Also on the front page, the G7 agreement, announced on Saturday, on the establishment of a global minimum tax on companies. The cross announces a “historic” reform of the taxation of multinational companies, which could, if successful, constitute a major step in the fight against their tax evasion and translate into a hundred billion euros of additional revenue in state budgets . Hailed in the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, for whom this reform will “bring justice for the middle classes”, the project on the other hand indisposes The Wall Street Journal, who argues that it will, on the contrary, harm the interests of workers, consumers and American shareholders, in particular because this reform threatens the principle of competition in tax policy, “which has played a decisive role in growth economy, innovation and job creation since the 1980s ”. In France, the project does not please either Humanity, which reports the disappointment of associations fighting against tax havens, who speak of “non-progress” and “discount compromise”, insofar as only a small part of the profits will be subject to the future minimum rate of 15% tax and where this reform will not affect all multinationals, since a priori will only be targeted very large companies that achieve a profit margin of at least 10%.
The G7 agreement was also welcomed in Germany, where the CDU, Angela Merkel’s party, yesterday won the elections in the Saxony-Anhalt region. Reiner Haseloff, the CDU candidate triumphs and the AfD, the far-right party, remains in second place ”, title Der Tagesspiegel, which warns the Conservatives against the temptation to rest on their laurels before the legislative elections in September. A call for vigilance, taken up by Der Spiegel, which underlines that the AfD has certainly achieved a less strong performance than expected, but that its score remains high, with more than 20%.
A word, also, of the concern around the state of health of the Moroccan journalist Soulaïman Raïssouni, imprisoned for a year. According to Hespress, his supporters are alarmed by the repercussions of the hunger strike started two months ago by the former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, who intends to proclaim his innocence. Humanity tells how the life of this journalist changed in May 2020, when the police arrested him at dawn under the watchful eye of the cameras for indecent assault and kidnapping – reasons that Soulaïman Raïssouni denies in block. L’Huma, for its part, wonders about the questioning of this journalist known for these vitriolic editorials which spare neither King Mohammed VI, nor his close guard, nor the all-powerful boss of the security services , Abdellatif Hammouchi. Soulaïman Raïssouni by his position in favor of another Moroccan journalist, Omar Radi, prosecuted, him for “espionage” and “attacking the security of the State”, and himself accused of rape.
It’s a girl. It is impossible to say tomorrow without announcing the birth of Prince Harry’s baby and his wife Meghan Markle. She is a girl, therefore, and her name is Lilibet Diana, like her great-grandmother and her grandmother, according to The Sun, delighted with the news. The Daily Mail is obviously less. “New baby Sussex gets his family’s nickname Queen Elizabeth. But did Harry and Meghan at least ask him his opinion? ”The tabloid mocked. The interested party, in any case, posted a wise message of congratulations on her official Instagram account, declaring that the whole royal family was delighted with this birth.
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