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· February, 2008

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Stories about French from February, 2008

28 February 2008

Cameroon: Will the widespread unrest bring political change?

Cameroon was besieged this week by the worst violence in fifteen years, as a transportation strike formally ended by unions on Wednesday expanded into a more general protest against rising...

D.R. of Congo: Plane wreckage has become part of the urban landscape

19 February 2008

Morocco: Bloggers Rally Behind Fouad Mourtada

In Morocco, francophone bloggers rally behind Fouad Mourtada, jailed for posting a Facebook profile that spoofed a member of the Moroccan royal family. Mourtada's arrest reveals the tensions between modern...

18 February 2008

Madagascar: Cyclone Ivan Wrecking Havoc.

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has landfalled in the Northeastern region of Madagascar on February, 17th and it is now categorized as a category 4 Hurricane. (via meteo france) Even though Madagascar...

15 February 2008

From Morocco, With Love

On this, St. Valentine's Day, the day for lovers, poems, flowers and romance, Moroccan bloggers are sharing their hearts. Few holidays have the ability to inspire both love and blog...

Imad Moughniyeh's execution without trial

Why the Senegalese government likes anti-gay protests

Blog politique au Senegal writes a searing critique of the government's attitude toward public protest in Senegal. Bad: protests against the forced marriage of young girls. Good: protests calling for...

Echoes of Orwell in Senegal

The ‘historical reality’ of homosexuality in Africa

In Madagascar, bloggers debate abortion and women's rights

With a Valentine's Day performance of the controversial Vagina Monologues and a human rights committee's decision to call for a review of Madagascar's abortion ban, gender issues are a hot...

11 February 2008

Moroccan bloggers call for education reform

When the World Bank recently announced that Middle Eastern and North African nations need to improve their education systems in order to reach their development goals and be competitive in...

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