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· April, 2009

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Stories about French from April, 2009

28 April 2009

Morocco: AIDS, Money and Sex Toys

Morocco has a reputation of tolerance, and although this is mainly a young and fairly open society there are still instances of prejudices suffered by people infected with HIV/AIDS, and...

25 April 2009

Madagascar : Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

A series of unfortunate decisions taken by the Andry TGV Rajoelina, High Authority for the Transition (HAT) government--the violent arrest of a protester and the shutdown or intimidation of radio...

World Book Day: Women's lives in the mirror of their men

Do women's lives paint themselves on- or against - the canvas "their" men provide them through the years ? A literary stroll gives us a bigger picture and takes us...

22 April 2009

Martinique: Celebrating Aimé Césaire

It is with great reverence that Martinican bloggers celebrated the first anniversary of the death of Aimé Césaire, who passed away on April 17th 2008.

Rwanda: The unresolved FDLR issue

Last January the conflict in North Kivu shifted once again with the arrest of CNDP rebel group leader Laurent Nkunda in Rwanda and the entry of the Rwandan national army...

19 April 2009

Morocco: On “Jewish Morocco”

Morocco has a long relationship with Judaism; during the spread of the Roman empire, a number of Jews settled in what is modern-day Morocco. Over time, relations between Morocco's majority...

16 April 2009

French Caribbean: “Les Scoops d'Or” Competition

On the blog Les Scoops d'or, Lagencedecom’ and Scoop announce the launch of a new blog and website competition in the West Indies!

D.R. of Congo: Furor Over Kabila's New York Times Interview

Congolese bloggers criticize president Joseph Kabila's recent interview in The New York Times, taking issue with Kabila's stance on Rwanda, who's to blame for corruption, and the Western media's reporting...

14 April 2009

Algeria: Bouteflika Takes On Third Term

On Friday, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected for a third term in office, extending his already ten-year tenure. Along with former Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem, Bouteflika changed the constitution...

Morocco: Crossed Loyalties

Rwanda: Fifteen years after the genocide

Today marks the end of a week of national mourning in Rwanda to commemorate the 15 anniversary since the genocide which killed 800,000 people. On the 7th of April ceremonies...

8 April 2009

DRC: Unpaid Soldiers Pillage Civilian Homes

Last week, Radio Okapi reported that members of the FARDC, the Democratic Republic of Congo's military, pillaged several homes in Kirumba, 200 kilometers north of Goma. The soldiers, who have...

2 April 2009

Madagascar: Security forces harass bloggers and twitterers

Bloggers and twitterers continue to tell the world about the political crisis which has gripped Madagascar since January, but face increasing harassment from security forces.

Guinea : A Memorial for the Camp Boiro Victims

The truth about the Sekou Touré regime's repression in Guinea has long been overshadowed by his Third World leader aura. Abdoulaye Bah, a translator for GV in French, tells us...

1 April 2009

Causes and Consequences of the Coup in Madagascar

After the power transfer that took place on March 17th in Madagascar, unrest is still growing strong in the island nation. 15,000 protested against the coup Saturday for the sixth...

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