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· July, 2007

Below are posts about citizen media in French. Don't miss Global Voices en Français, where Global Voices posts are translated into French! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about French from July, 2007

Madagascar: Community, Identity and the Malagasy diaspora

As it is sometimes the case for sub-Saharan African nations, the Malagasy diaspora carries a substantial weight of the cultural, political and virtual activities related to Madagascar. In the World...

Fighting HIV/AIDS in ‘post-Islamist’ Sudan

Despite the challenges of preventing the spread of HIV in what remains a deeply conservative society, a Tunisian blogger working in Sudan's national AIDS prevention program observes a growing openness...

D. R. of Congo: Miracle-peddlars, musical hippos and scary lightbulbs

Probably the most consistently interesting Congolese blog is kept by Cédric Kalonji [Fr], whose photographs and commentary bear humorous but often sorrowful witness to the struggles of ordinary life in...

Tunisian blogger on AKP victory in Turkey's legislative elections

Of the AKP victory in Turkey tunisiendoctor writes (Fr): “Goodbye to secular military dictatorship in Turkey and best of luck to a democratic, and perhaps even European, Turkey.”

Togolese blogger contemplates self-publishing

In a world where editors balk at taking risks, Reve d'Afrique examines the possibilities and perils of self-publishing (Fr).

Alain Mabanckou on Prostitution in Brazzaville

Alain Mabanckou posts “Night scenes in Brazzaville” (Fr), a sketch on young prostitutes and their European customers.  “The atmosphere of the country surely helps.  Would they find such an opportunity...

Congo-Brazzaville: Point Noire music festival

Congopages on a recent music festival in Point Noire (Fr), Congo Brazzaville.  There are photos!

Congo-Brazzaville: Pygmies housed in Brazzaville zoo

Vous reprendrez un peu d'humanisme? continues to question France's commitment to human rights, given its warm relations with Denis Sassou-Nguesso, and cites the shocking revelation that pygmy musicians were being...

France: Protest against BNP & Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Congopage announces a demonstration (Fr) set to take place Saturday, July 28 in front of the offices of BNP-PARIBAS, Paris to protest the French oil giant's alleged involvement in  Congo-Brazzaville's...

Chad: Opposition party on Deby's visit to France

Parti Liberal du Tchad posts their official response (Fr) to Idriss Deby's recent visit to France.

France: Elderly Central African Republic immigrant faces expulsion

The blog of Alliance Pour La Democratie et Le Progres posts an article (Fr) about the impending expulsion of an infirm, 68 year-old illegal immigrant from Central African Republic whose...

Cameroon: Yes your majesty

Parler Camerounais compares (Fr) the leaders of Cameroon, and their “bulimia” of meaningless titles and honors, to the royal family in Eddie Murphy's 1998 hit, Coming to America.

Benin: Debating, feting Voodoo

Benninese blogger Blaise Aplogan writes about the upcoming festival of Voodoo, set to take place in Paris this week, and the ongoing Voodoo debate (Fr): “More and more, prophetic religions,...

Francophone Morocco: On Faith, On Politics

With Ramadan and the 2007 elections looming on the horizon, religion and politics are popular subjects in the blogoma. What is everyone saying? Find out in this week's Francophone Moroccan...

Cameroon: Poetry Anthology

Fojrega writes about a new anthology featuring the works of fifteen Cameroonese poets.

Senegal: Do we elect kings now?

Blog politique du Senegal writes of Karim Wade, the President's son, and his intention to run for president (Fr): “In theory, Karim Wade [has the right to] run for president,...

Sudan: Flooding in Khartoum

Zizou from Djerba has photographs of heavy flooding this weekend in Khartoum.

Francophone Morocco: Development, Modernization, and Creation

"Un amour pour ce pays qui sent la pointe de la critique comme une blessure à son inconditionnalité," is how one blogger describes her feelings toward her country, Morocco. Hamza...

Benin: Independence celebrations moved to capital of Dahomey

Babilown writes about the decision to move independence celebrations (Fr) to Abomey, capital of the historic kingdom of Dahomey.

France suffers African dictators: Denis Sassou-Nguesso warmly welcomed by Sarkozy

France is famous for getting cozy with the dictators who govern their former colonies, a tradition called Françafrique that newly-elected French president Nicolas Sarkozy appears keen to continue. In March,...

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