A former minister in François Mitterrand’s government, Kofi Yamgnane is running for the Togolese presidency against incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé at a time of worsening diplomatic relations between France and Togo.
Indra Sinha’s novel, “Animal’s People,” is inspired by the Union Carbide catastrophe which occurred in the Indian town of Bhopal in 1984. It remains the biggest industrial disaster ever. Sinha creates a dark and sometimes comic fable around the character of Animal, a young victim of the toxic gas that killed more than 20.000 thousand people and that continues to damage the health of the survivors.
With European nations having decided how much to pay to an international climate fund, negotiators are now haggling over the text for the final agreement of this summit. Janet Larsen, director of Research for the Earth Policy Institute, explains the stakes at this crucial global summit.