Stories about French from June, 2008
Togolese singer Vanessa Worou
Kangi Alem writes of Togolese singer Vanessa Worou [Fr]: “at times a little reminiscent of [Angelique] Kidjo, but on the whole, confidently sung and with a simple, effective orchestration.”
Burkina Faso: Highway banditry
Burkinabe blogger QuophyBlogeur writes about employees of the Ghanaian company, STC and their harrowing encounter with an illegal roadblock [Fr] set up by bandits with AK-47s.
Pakistan: On Polio
CHUP! on the issue of polio in Pakistan.
Blogger witnesses whales beaching in Madagascar
The mass stranding of at least one hundred melon-headed whales were reported in the mangrove of Antsohihy Bay (Northwest region of Madagascar) in the first week of June. Harinjaka and the non-governmental organization Fanamby were among the first to report (fr) and publish photos (mg) of this ecological disaster. The...
Madagascar: why is Africa deprived of the UEFA European Cup ?
While the football world is enjoying the UEFA European Football Championship, many countries in Africa are restricted to watching 8 tournament games. Jentilisa, blogging from Madagascar, explains that the number of games to be broadcasted was decided by AFNEX (African Network and News Exchange) who bought the rights to the...
Mayotte in Blue
Mayotte, l'île au lagon [Fr] shares photos of Mayotte, in blue.
Burkina Faso: Street pharmacies
QuophyBlogeur [Fr] writes about the proliferation of street vendors in Burkina Faso who sell unregulated, sometimes fake or poisonous medicines.
Cedric Kalonji on Photographing Congo
In an interview, Congolese journalist and blogger Cedric Kalonji explains why a picture's worth a thousand words.
D.R. of Congo: Streamline architecture in Bukavu and getting by in Kinshasa
Do you want to buy something in Kinshasa? Don and Marsha of Congo Chatter have a detailed post on ‘how things are sold' in Kinshasa. Whether you're looking for a European used car, a Coke bottle full of diesel, a walking stick, a football, a 10 cent bag of drinking water, a hard-boiled egg, a bunk-bed or a full sofa suite, it's all right there on the side of the road
Madagascar's bloggers ambivalent about Sichuan earthquake aid
The Malagasy government volunteered to help the international aid effort for the earthquake victims in the province of Sichuan, China. The immense proportions of the humanitarian disaster prompted the government to donate $100,000 USD to the Chinese ambassador Wo Ruidi in Madagascar for the rescue relief effort (fr) The Malagasy...