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Global Voices seeks a Social Media Global Fellow for Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
Global Voices seeks a Social Media Global Fellow for Francophone Africa to engage with audiences and create attractive content.
Can Angela Merkel's receipt of the Houphouët-Boigny UNESCO prize contribute to the reconciliation process in Côte d’Ivoire?
The former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Côte d'Ivoire in connection with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny/UNESCO prize is a message of humaniarianism towards the duty of support for refugees.
Pope Francis's visit to the DRC: The Congolese are divided over the Pontiff's pronouncements
The DRC welcomes Pope Francis while the country faces new conflicts in the east, where the group M23 wages a campaign of terror
France's institutional fear of multilingualism: An interview with language activist Michel Feltin-Palas
France has always been a multilingual country, but central state institutions are reluctant to embrace this historical and cultural heritage, explains French journalist and language diversity activist Michel Feltin-Palas.
How Morocco’s Atlas Lions made history at the 2022 World Cup
Morocco's national football team, the Atlas Lions, was the first African and Arab country ever to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Breaking the binary of trauma and resilience in mental health: Interview with Lamia Moghnieh
The declared absence of trauma has consequences on how mental health is framed by international and humanitarian organizations, according to Lebanese psychologist and anthropologist Lamia Moghnieh.
Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa coverage
Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa? Apply to be our Regional Editor for Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa!
“Those people”: comments by French minister spark questions about homophobia in government
The new government of Emmanuel Macron is currently facing backlash over homophobic comments and stances expressed by some of its members.
World Cup theme songs through the ages
World Cup Theme Songs: A Sneak Peek into the Past to the Present
Meet the Kenyan women trailblazing tennis and rally driving in Africa
While Kenya is best known for its amazing runners, these young Kenyan athletes are scoring major victories in non-traditional sports
Meet the African women athletes making an impact in international basketball leagues
Odada joins a bevy of other African basketball players who are making an impact in the American-based professional league for women.
Who are the African athletes competing at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
Though the majority of states on the African continent have little to no snow, creating a challenging environment for Winter Olympic traini, African athletes are rising to the challenge.
A literary landscape in flux: Fiston Mwanza Mujila's take on Congolese and diasporic literature
According to Congolese-Austrian author Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Francophone African authors face a number of challenges, the first being the nature of the French literary scene.
Decoding the ‘Saakashvili effect’ with two experts in Georgian politics
As Georgia prepares for municipal elections on October 30, and Saakashvili remains on hunger strike, stability seems but an empty dream in a country deeply divided over political and economic lines.
FIBA Women's Afrobasketball tournament continues in Cameroon amidst sexual abuse scandal
Reports allege that coaches and Malian Basketball Federation (FMBB) officials for Mali's under-18 and under-19 national teams sexually harassed, abused, and assaulted dozens of teenage players since 1999.
France's regional languages, patois, dialects: what was that again?
In that sense, the so-called "regional" languages area also minority languages in terms of their number of speakers, and even 'minoritised' by the fact of their historical marginalisation.
The decline of Occitan: A failure of cultural initiatives, or abandonment by the state?
A setback for Occitan, spoken by more than half a million people in France, due to failed cultural initiatives or to the policy of the French State?
The French government’s U-turn on regional languages
A new law passed in May 2021 has reignited the debate around France's regional languages
To save its economy, can Tunisia reform its oversized public sector?
“These past 10 post-revolution years, romanticised by the West, have solidified for us as more misery and living with the failing of state’s institutions."
Can smartphone users really protect themselves from privacy violations?
For technology companies, user data is a massive source of income, but this business model includes a security risk for users. Is there a credible solution for strengthening their privacy?
Cameroon's Francis Ngannou: The UFC champion's fight from grass to grace
As he entered the ring, Ngannou carried the expectations of his country, and indeed of the continent of Africa.