rfi

On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

The legend of Lavoisier

By Dhananjay Khadilkar

May 8 marked the anniversary of the death of 18th century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, whose work revolutionised the world of science. He is the one who named the elements Hydrogen and Oxygen. However, as RFI's Dhananjay Khadilkar reports, despite his accomplishments and reputation, his life ended abruptly after finding himself caught in the storm of a political revolution at home.

While fleeing the Central African Republic, some get caught up in the violence

Central African refugees deal with many more issues than just food and shelter

Muslim men accused of transporting cows for slaughter killed in India

Greenpeace tracks down illegal fishing off African coast - Part 3