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· April, 2010

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, 2010

Two trangender actresses assaulted in Paris

On April 27th, two transgender actresses and three other crew members of  the movie “Mourir comme un homme” (“Die like a man”) (fr) were assaulted in Paris 20th District (Belleville),  The...

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households....

Martinique: Hi-tech, High cost

Martinican Bondamanjak is stunned at the price of Apple's iPad on the island. Comments to the post tackle the link between insularity, high prices and limited choice of products, consumer...

French West Indies, Haiti: Immigration then & now

Indiscrétions tells the story [Fr] of a Haitian girl deported from Guadeloupe by the French customs authority, for allegedly presenting fake identity documents at the airport, while Gwakafwika announces [Fr...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: Celebrating two great women

Imaniyé pays homage [Fr] to Martinican-born actress, Jenny Alpha, who, at nearly 100 years of age, is the oldest French artist alive, while CaribCreoleNews announces [Fr] two events in memory...

ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

Madagascar: A Flurry of Alleged Coups as Mediation Resumes

After the Minister of the  Armed forces was fired on April 7th under allegation of a Coup attempt,   Achille52 wonders what the April 18th allegation of another Coup and the...

Senegal: Growth of Citizen Movements

Yakhya Massaly wonders whether the rapid growth  of citizen movements is due to the failure of political parties or a genuine need for citizen participation as advocated by famed musician...

Guinea: Thierno Siré Diallo on Hunger Strike

Guinée50 wonders whether Thierno Siré Diallo hunger strike to raise awareness for all the Guineans who disappeared in the past 40 years is helping the reconciliation process or not (fr).

Cameroon: E-Government for Southern Nations

Hervé Djia reflects on how governments could use information technology to simplify a multitude of  administrative procedures and improve public services (fr).

Central African Republic: Confusion as Opposition calls for a Boycott of the Elections

Adrien Poussou tries to sort out the political confusion as the Central African Republic is preparing for elections (fr).  Poussou blames the president for allowing a member of his own...

Tunisia: Bourguiba 10th Death Anniversary Remembered

Tunisians remembered the 10th anniversary of the death of their country's first president - Habib Bourguiba, who walked their country through independence. Bloggers agree that he may have committed some...

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The...

Cast your vote for the “Best of the Blogs”

Online voting has begun for the Best of the Blogs Awards from Deutsche Welle, one of the most prestigious international blog competitions with nominated blogs in eleven different languages. You...

Taiwan: The winner of the Masters de la Boulangerie 2010 is…

Winner of the Coupe Louis Lesaffre in 2007 and silver medalist at in 2008 the World Cup Baking, Pao-Chun Wu has won the championship at the Masters de la Boulangerie...

France: Muslim woman on the burqa debate

In an interview with Bondy blog [Fr], Malika, 28, a veiled French Muslim woman of Algerian descent, expresses her detailed views about the burqa and niqab, amidst the debate, reheated...

Lebanon: Special Tribunal Monitor

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Monitor is a blog of the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) which publishes daily press reviews, UN documents and similar information related to the...

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