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Most Important Stations of 2022 in Int’l Arena (2-2)


Wed 11 Jan 2023 | 03:04 PM
Dr. Abdelhaq Azzouzi
Dr. Abdelhaq Azzouzi
Prof. Abdelhak Azzouzi

We are still talking about the most important stations of 2022 in the international arena. In this article we will highlight other elements by going beyond the superficial crust of the requirements of events, reflecting on the reasons that control them, and looking at their long and active movement in depth, so that the benefit of this type of annual outcome is in the analysis literature. Geo-political:

Countries in the European Union experienced exceptional heat waves and drought. Britain, for example, was subjected to severe weather pressure in July. It witnessed a rise in temperatures for the first time exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

This is the driest month since 1935. This is what made the authorities sign a decree banning watering gardens or washing cars in many cities. We must not forget the huge fires in Europe and many countries of the world.

Moreover, the World Bank has warned that the Middle East and North Africa region is among the most vulnerable places on Earth as a result of rising sea levels, especially low-lying coastal areas.

It also predicted that tens of millions of people in the region would be exposed to the pressure of water shortage by 2025. Water scarcity as a result of drought will in turn lead to increased pressure on groundwater resources and a decrease in agricultural crops.

The global temperature will rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Extreme heat waves will be repeated constantly due to global warming. It remains human activities that cause all these calamities; The world does not heed, and countries only look to their own interests.

During the US-African summit, US President Joe Biden watched the match between Morocco and France in the World Cup in Qatar. He praised the "wonderful" performance of the "Atlas Lions" team during the tournament. “It was a great honor to watch today’s World Cup match alongside Prime Minister Akhannouch of Morocco,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “No matter who you’re rooting for, it was remarkable to watch how much this team has been able to achieve.”

The US president is credited with this step through which he made it clear to the world the strength of Africa through the Atlas Lions team, whose performance was a global consensus, and whose moral behavior was universally praised.

He understood that friendships are formed through these steps, and that the culture and religion of the other must be understood and respected.

This is what was summarized by the British newspaper "The Guardian," when it wrote that Moroccans’ religious rituals during the “Qatar 2022” World Cup matches and their pride in Islam “should inspire us all.”

The newspaper stated, in a lengthy report, that “before the penalty shoot-out in the round of sixteen between Morocco and Spain, the Moroccan players recited Surat Al-Fatihah. After securing passage to the quarter-finals, the team ran towards the crowd and prostrated themselves.”

She noted that through these practices, Moroccans "not only declared to the world their pride in being Moroccans, but also their pride in Islam, which inspired euphoric celebrations of victory throughout the Muslim world."

The newspaper explained that "seeing Moroccan players on international television as they implement God's teachings by honoring their mothers who wore the hijab was not only beautiful, impressive and elegant, but was also important and crystallized for the essence of international competition."

A US-African summit was held, hosted by Washington, and attended by about 50 African leaders. The United States is trying to remedy the delay in its active presence in the African continent and to stop the Chinese and Russian expansion into this continent, which has a population of more than one billion people, who constitute 15% of the world's population.

The US President confirmed in a speech that he supports granting the African Union permanent membership in the Group of Twenty. He revealed that he intends to visit countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which will be the first for an American president since 2015.

On the sidelines of the summit, the United States announced the allocation of $55 billion in investments in projects on the continent over the next three years, including investments in green energy, training health workers and modernizing internet networks.

It is no secret to every observer that the growing Chinese and Russian influence in African countries raises the fears of the United States of the consequences of the expansion of the two rival countries for it and for the West in general in this region.

According to forecasts, by 2050 the continent will be home to a quarter of the world's population; and by 2075 the number will rise to a third; Much of the history of this century will be written in Africa. The Summit is a belated recognition of this fact. 

Translated by Ahmad El-Assasy