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Paris, a beautiful yet disturbing deserted city under lockdown

Last week we posted a news about the Eiffel Tower lighting up as a sign of solidarity with heathcare workers; this time it’s a video filmed by the Préfecture de Police of Paris and shared by Max Dana on Twitter capturing the emptiness of Paris. The City of Lights is empty quiet as streets are deserted during coronavirus lockdown. The feeling is kind of weird, to be honest… Paris is both beautiful and frightening, we are ‘at war’ ...


(Don’t)wash your hands, Workout at home and Back to the Future

This is a brand new Twitter Bazar update with a quick selection of interesting, funny and even weird tweets. Because of the pandemic, the tweets (in english, french and spanish) are about Covid-19 and some of them will hopefully make you smile! 😉 Don’t forget to wash your hands. pic.twitter.com/Y3XGD7T7Ct — Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) March 29, 2020 Voici toute une série d'exercices physiques que vous pouvez réaliser à la maison ...


Eiffel Tower lights up to say ‘Merci’ to healthcare workers fighting COVID

A nationwide lockdown was imposed in France on March 16, and since then the country is facing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds; special trains are even used to evacuate coronavirus patients from overwhelmed hospitals to other less-affected regions to ease congestion in the wards. As healthcare workers on the front lines are in urgent need of FFP2 health masks, people across the country show their gratitude for doctors and nurses fighting ...


Naomi Campbell wears hazmat suit to airport

Last month, many people were still minimizing the Coronavirus pandemic, even among our leaders. But someone was already taking the threat very seriously (maybe too seriously?): Naomi Campbell. And it’s not an April’s Fool. Last year she had already posted a video ‘Naomi Campbell’s Airport Routine | Come Fly With Me’, explaining everything about her pre-flight ritual using Dettol anti-bacterial wipes: The supermodel was back ...


The Sama Gazette website will be back on April 1, 2020!

After a (way too) long hiatus, we are very glad to announce The Sama Gazette website will be soon back online! Many readers who were missing their dose of ‘Sama frenchness‘ have been following us on Twitter @SamaGazette for a long time and kept asking when our website would be updated again. You can stop messaging us and sending emails (only on this very specific matter) because the answer is… next month! Starting in April, the Sama ...


Half the Sky: 30 songs / 30 days campaign

We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People. The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come ...


Art in Mongolia: Sculptor Amgalan Tsevegmid

For this new ‘Art in…’ post, we go to Mongolia. Sculptor Amgalan Tsevegmid was born in 1952 in Ulan-Bator, Mongolia. He has completed majoring in painting in 1971 from the State college of Music and Dance in Mongolia. In 1977 he has graduated from the I.E. Repin Institute of Architecture, Sculpture, and Paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sculptures by Amgalan Tsevegmid are standing in the squares in a ...


Sama Gazette Special Edition: En Route To Haiti

 On October 2010, we launched En Route To Sudan, a dedicated page providing news, articles and resources about Sudan, Darfur, Abyei. Last year, on December 2011, we focussed on the Democratic Republic of Congo with En Route To Congo. This year, we decided to focus on Haiti with En Route To Haiti. For a couple of years now, we have published many news on the country. This dedicated page will provide you all you need to know about the story, economics ...


The Sama Gazette will relaunch in September!

  Summer time! We take a little break and we will update the website again in September. We hope you will all enjoy your vacations, meanwhile we will be working on great new things that will be ready when you return. The Sama Fraternal Society Newsletter will be sent as usual. Note that we will then take a break until the beginning of 2013. Meanwhile, enjoy! 🙂


Art in Germany: Gregor Schneider’s dying-room

All the artists we select for our ‘Art in…’ weekly Rendezvous are creative in their own way. German artist Gregor Schneider works with constructed rooms, and one of his project raised controversy in 2008: the public dying-room. His work can’t be summed up with this project only but most of his work is about rooms and death. On his Wikipedia page, we can read: ‘I want to show a person, which dies a natural death or just died ...






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