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· April, 2008

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 April, 2008

Haiti, Congo, and the politics of hunger

Two francophone bloggers respond to the crisis over rising food prices, but rather than blame their proximate cause–subsidies for biofuels in rich countries–they criticize the politics and the politicians who...

Remembering Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire - Martinican poet, politician and consummate West Indian - passed away today at the age of 94. It is not often that politics and poetry go together, but...

Uruguay: 365 versions of La Cumparsita

Three hundred and sixty five versions of one of the most famous tangoes in the world, La Cumparsita, will be played in Independence Plaza in Montevideo, which is the site...

Maghreb netizens respond to 8 year-old Yemeni girl's petition for divorce

Tunisian blogger Stupeur!! Un nouveu depart!! (Stupor!! A New Beginning!!) responds to a Yemen Times article about an 8 year-old girl who is trying to file for divorce from a...

Tunisia: Al Radeyef Protests – When Bloggers Give a Voice to the Voiceless

With little to no coverage of the plight of thousands of people at the rich Phosphorous mines of Gafsa, Redyef and Oum el Arayess on mainstream media, Tunisian bloggers and...

D.R. of Congo: Fifth fatal crash in under a year, food prices the real disaster

News agencies are reporting that 75 were killed when a cargo plane crashed in Goma shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa reflects on how a plane crash...

Morocco: Hands off my Muezzin!

Robin des Blogs received over a dozen comments on his post about a minister in the Moroccan government who has asked muezzins in mosques adjoining tourist areas not to do...

Sea turtle conservation in Republic of Congo

Congopages writes about local efforts to protect endangered sea turtles [Fr].

Mugabe criticized because he endangered White interests

In a commentary at Babilown (Fr), Eloi Goutchili compares Robert Mugabe and Paul Biya, president of Cameroon for over 25 years, concluding that only real difference between them is the...

Zizou from Djerba translates the Dalai Lama in Seattle

zizou from Djerba has volunteered to do live Arabic translation of the Dalai Lama's “compassion conference” in Seattle this week.

Madagascar: Too much emphasis on the environment ?

Madagascar is arguably most renowned for its unique biodiversity. However, the focus on the environment is sometimes resented by Malagasies who think it diverts attention away from the hardships of...

Prison Break, Moroccan Style

On Tuesday morning, 9 inmates and suspected terrorists escaped from a Moroccan jail. Moroccan bloggers used every pun and reference from the American television show, Prison Break, to describe their...

Russia: Politics Update

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on the recent political developments in Russia.

Tunisian Journalist Covers Elections in Zimbabwe

Bassam Bounenni, a Tunisian journalist who blogs at Wherever I Roam, That's My Home, describes covering the elections in Zimbabwe for Al Jazeera [Fr]: “We have been stopped repeatedly and...

Morocco: An Interview with Mohamed Ali Lagouader, Author

From Mohammédia, Morocco, aspiring author Mohamed Ali Lagouader has discovered the art of transcending borders and reaching out to an international audience through publishing his novels and poetry online. Jillian...

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