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· May, 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 May, 2010

France: Scholar Unpacks the Concept of National Identity

Reflets reposts (Fr) from newspaper Le Monde a review of “L'identité nationale, une énigme“, a book by a specialist in comparative anthology Marcel Detienne, denouncing the “mythideology” of an immanent...

Chez Gangoueus: A brilliant blog about African literature in French

A close runner-up for the Best of Blogs in French Award is Chez Guangoueus (fr). Réassi Ouabonzi blogs about African and diaspora literature in French from a reader's perspective since...

France: Questions and Controversy about ICC

EU-LOGOS blog explains why France was questioned by an Amnesty International report about its implementation in internal criminal law of the 1998 International Criminal Court status (fr). An impending bill...

Guinea : Waiting for Presidential Elections

Hope mixed with anxiety reign in Guinea with the presidential elections to be held on June 27, 2010. These elections are the first free elections in Guinea since its independence....

France : A Legal Review of the Burqa Ban Bill

A lawyers blog Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe ponders the legal aspects of the French burqa ban bill (fr). Earlier,  the blog also  posted the main points of the...

Algeria ,France: Film “Of Gods and Men” Sparks Conversation about Spirituality, Terrorism

Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates,...

Secularism in France from a Foreigner's Perspective

Art Goldhammer, from French Politics blog, links to Eric Fassin‘s article in Le Monde (fr) and the NSAE's blog quotes in extenso from the article that describes French secularism in the style...

Bloggers React to Gunfights and Change in Government in Madagascar

Gunfights in Antananarivo and yet another change in the government shook Madagascar the past week. Bloggers react:

France : At Cannes Film Festival, Hors-La-Loi Addresses Taboo, Raises Controversy

"Hors-La-Loi", a film directed by award-winning director Rachid Bouchareb, stirred up quite a controversy before and after its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. The film addresses the often dividing...

Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian...

Madagascar: Video of Gun Battles between Rival Armed Forces

Malagasy blogger MyDago posted a video of the clash between the army and dissident police forces in Antananarivo today (May,20th 2010).

Madagascar: Violence Erupts Between Army and Dissident Police Unit

On May, 20th 2010, sustained gun battles between rival armed forces lasted for an hour in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. The ongoing political crisis has once again erupted...

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

Côte d'Ivoire – Ghana: Friends and Foes at World Cup 2010

Côte d'Ivoire  and Ghana will be the two nations representing the West African region at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. For the first time, the World Cup will...

Reactions to the Greek Financial Crisis and the IMF from the Africansphere

With the challenges facing the Greek economy and the ensuing intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reactions from African bloggers range from cautionary tales from past experiences to lessons...

Madagascar Leader Rajoelina Drops from Presidential Running

Madagascar transitional president Andry Rajoelina announced in a statement on national radio that he will not be a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled on November 26th, 2010 (fr).  Achille...

Belgium: Comic Strip “Tintin in the Congo” Faces Ban Over Racism

Tintin in the Congo, the second of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums, written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé and featuring young reporter Tintin...

Haiti: Preval's Term Extended

The Haitian blogosphere has been buzzing about the modification of the Haitian electoral law, which would enable President Preval to remain in power longer (should the elections not be held...

Guadeloupe: “No to Violence” Day

In Guadeloupe, both Bondamanjak and Anba pyé mango-la post the announcement of an event designed to say “Yes to peace, No to violence” on May 8th, 2010.

Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana: Nestlé Going Local

Blogger Anba pyé mango-la [Fr/Fr Cr] is sharing skeptical opinions about the new moves of multinational food company Nestlé towards the adaptation of local products and recipes from the French...

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