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· December, 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 December, 2007

Ethiopia: Queen of Sheba, Now Available in French

Francophone music blog Roots and Culture interviews Samuel Malher, a religious scholar from Strasbourg who has written the first unabridged French translation of the Kebra Negast, a sacred Ethiopian text....

Ethiopia: French Translation of the Kebra Nagast

Roots and Culture interviews [FR] Samuel Mahler, who recently translated the Kebra Nagast, a sacred text of many Ethiopian Christians and Rastafarians, into French.

Madagascar: Zoma market photographs

Harinjaka posts photos from Zoma market in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Morocco recalls ambassador from Senegal

Blog politique au Senegal writes [FR] about the King of Morocco's decision to recall his ambassador from Senegal in a spat over Western Sahara: “It must have been a nasty...

Burkina Faso and the Hajj

QuophyBlogeur writes about the perils of Burkinabe muslims [FR] making the pilgrimage to Mecca: “Fortunately Allah is merciful enough to tolerate the late arrival of poor pilgrims at the mercy...

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

Francophone Morocco on Eid Mubarak Said

Last week, Morocco celebrated Aid el-Kebir (“Big Eid”), a festival commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and God's mercy in sparing him. Family members visit each other over...

Morocco: Shock at Benazir Bhutto's Death

Following yesterday's news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Moroccan bloggers react to the tragedy. Jillian York and Lydia Beyoud sum up a spate of reactions from the Anglophone and Francophone blogoma.

Morocco: Seeing stars in Marrakesh

It's been a star-struck week in the French-speaking Moroccan bloggosphere, famous international figures being a primary focus of discussion. Several bloggers wrote about the happenings at the seventh edition of...

Madagascar elections: a warning for the current regime?

The final results of the municipal elections for Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, were handed out last week. The independent candidate, Andry Rajoelina, won against the candidate of the...

Dubai Real Estate Company Invests in Rwanda

Dubai World, Dubai's real estate investment holding company, announced plans to invest $230 million in the Rwandan tourism industry [Fr], writes Addax.

The Politics of Cleaning Up Dakar

Senablog writes about the Senegalese government's latest attempts to rid the streets of Dakar of informal traders [Fr], which last month prompted large protests. Senablog describes how previous efforts have...

Algeria: Sitting in a Tent

Algerian blogger Jilal (Ar/Fr) has achieved a life long dream and sat in a tent – not in the Middle East, but in Paris. Click here for photographs.

Senegal: Images from Goree Island

Seckasysteme writes about the infamous Goree Island [Fr] in Senegal and its curator, Boubacar Joseph N'Diaye.

Haitian Magistrate on the Right to Die

A magistrate from Cap-Haitien shares his views on the right to die [Fr].

Polygamy and AIDS in Africa

Reseau sida Afrique on polygamy and AIDS [Fr] in Africa

The wrong way to fight AIDS in Sudan

In Sudan, Zizou from Djerba critiques what he calls a “poster of death” that uses a skull and crossbones [Fr] to warn people about the dangers of AIDS, without offering...

Sudan, Nation of Contrasts

Zizou from Djerba compares the moral universe of a theatrical play [Fr] about democracy and women's rights staged at a rich international school in Khartoum with the realities of illiteracy,...

Togo: Kangi Alem announces residency for young francophone writers

Kangi Alem announces an artists’ residency [Fr] in Lome for young francophone African writers.

Burkina Faso: What Causes Corruption?

Babilown posts a video [Fr] where the head of an NGO in Ouagadougou describes corruption in Burkina Faso and its causes, while another discusses the situation in Brazil.

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