The royal baby is born!

Royal baby: Kate gives birth to boy

Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced.

The baby was delivered at 16:24 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz (= 3,8 kg).

The palace said in a statement that the duchess and the baby were “doing well” and would stay in hospital overnight.

The press release said the Duke of Cambridge (the father of the baby) was present for the birth.

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter: “I’m delighted for the Duke and Duchess now their son has been born. The whole country will celebrate. They’ll make wonderful parents.”

Pakistan’s Malala makes a speech to the UN.

Pakistan’s Malala takes education plea to UN – YouTube.

Malala Yousafzay is a Pakistanese girl. This winter, she was shot in the head by Talibans in her country because she wanted girls to be educated.

She was sent to England to be operated on and she was saved. She was given British nationality for her and her family.

Last week, on her 16th birthday, she went into the UN (= ONU in French) building to give a speech about education.

She said : “one child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.” and “Education is the only solution”.

She said she forgives the person who tried to kill her. She also said she wants education for the children of the terrorists as well as for all children.

This is a short extract. If you want to listen to the full speech you can go here :


Mandela day 2013: you can make a difference too!

mandela-day-2013Every year, on July 18th (Nelson Mandela’s birthday), people are asked to give 67 minutes of their lives to help others.

This is to remember that Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting racism and being a prisonner.

What can you do to help? Maybe you can help your parents, share with your brothers and sisters, join a club, bring some food to the Restau du Coeur, visit an old person… There are many ways to help others!

If it’s too late today… you can do it tomorrow or any other day!

Are Black youths in danger in the USA?

do not shootAfter Trayvon Martin was shot last February in Florida by George Zimmerman, some people said that young Black men wearing hoodies risk being shot by people who think they may be criminals for no reason.

The person who killed Trayvon said he was acting in self defence. He was acquitted last week (July 13th) by a jury who declared him not guilty.


Trayvon Martin

Some people think this is a racially prejudiced case and should be revised, others say that there was no evidence to condamn George Zimmerman.

A petition has been signed by hundred thousands to ask the Justice Department to investigate.