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· October, 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 October, 2010

Cote d'Ivoire : SMS Service Suspended During Elections to Prevent Violence

diabymohamed informs on Twitter that in anticipation of the presidential election of Sunday, Oct. 31 in Cote d'Ivoire, the Ivorian Telecom Authority (ATCI) decided to suspend short text message services,...

Cote d'Ivoire : Citizen and Collaborative Election Monitoring System

The internetsansfrontieres.com website informs [Fr]: “For the presidential elections in Cote d'Ivoire on Oct. 31, Internet Sans Frontières and Akendewa set up a citizen and collaborative election monitoring system. The...

Madagascar: Village Burned Down by Highwaymen during Cattle Robbery

The villages of Ampasimbe and Ankaenihenibe in Madagascar were attacked by gangs of highwaymen [Fr] (Dahalo in Malagasy) that made away with 18 and 15 zebus respectively. As the Ampasimbe villagers...

Gabon, France: Gabon-raised Frenchman to Run for Elections

Will Mael Nyamat explains [Fr] what a black candidate who was raised in Gabon like himself can bring in terms of perspective to the political discourse during the French primary...

Global: Rarefying of Rare Earth Metals?

The economy-focused blog Le regard à Lupus explains [fr] that there are increasing concerns over the shrinking access to rare earth metals. These strategical mining resources are indispensable to the...

France: Youth against Pension Reform

October 19 was the seventh consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations in France against the pension reform bill. As the foreign press is reporting the protests mainyl as a social conflict,...

A journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction

Solidar'IT in Haiti is a journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction, organized as a web-documentary in progress.

Benin: One of the Most Affected by the Floods in Western Africa

Blaise Aplogan posts a photo of floods in Benin [fr]. He adds a table that summarizes the number of casualties and people affected by the floods in several western African countries, noting...

Cote d'Ivoire: Reports of Violence as Elections Approach

West Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch Corinne Dufka says:”While politicians and foreign diplomats have wrangled over election preparations, residents in western Côte d'Ivoire are consumed by fear of violent...

Africa: Journalists Still Struggling for Press Freedom.

Reporters Without Borders published the Press Freedom Index today (10/20/2010). The section of the report on Africa mentions that Eritrea is last for the 4th consecutive year and that amongst...

Evacuation of The Former “House of West African Students” in Paris

Ménilmuche writes on his blog [fr] about the evacuation of “La Maison des Étudiants de l’Ouest Africain” [fr]. In 1950 [Colonial period], French West Africa (AOF) purchased this building to...

Madagascar: Citizens Reporting of the Latest Clash Between Armed Forces and Protesters.

Blogger Jentilisa gives a detailed eyewitness account [mg] of the latest acts of violence [fr] between security forces and protesters on October 18th in Antananarivo, Madagascar.  An estimated 1,500 people protested in front...

Benin: Text Messages to Help Protect Children Against Violence: Lessons Learned

The Violence Against Children (VAC) project is an initiative co-implemented by PLAN and Save the Children in West Africa and takes place over 4 years in seven countries. The project...

China: Declaration on Liu Xiaobo's award of Nobel Peace Prize

Bullogger contains a declaration on Liu Xiaobo's award of Nobel Peace Prize, signed by hundreds of intellectuals, writers, journalists, lawyers and other citizens, including Xu Youyu and Cui Weiping. It...

France: First Case of Burqa Rage?

Allain Jules, blogging in centpapiers from Quebec, cannot wait for the impending decision of a French court in the case of a 63 years old former teacher who ripped off...

France: Magazine Tells Fairy Tales about Polygamy in Immigrant Families

Le Point, a French weekly news magazine, was the victim of a “militant” of the new kind that is rising up against the portrait being painted of residents of immigrant...

Morocco: Against Torture Somewhere; Against Torture Anywhere

Moroccan bloggers have been expressing outrage over the indifference of the mainstream media and apparent double standards of their government following the death of a young Moroccan at the hands...

Republic of Congo: Bass Player from Japan Learns Lingala to Collaborate with Music Stars

Japanese-born bass player Niwa explains in this video interview that his motivation for learning Lingala was to get better acquainted with the music scene in Congo [fr/ln].  Niwa is now...

Somali Pirates Captures Taiwanese Fishing Boat off Madagascar Coast

Somali pirates may have seized  Taiwanese fishing ship Feng Guo and its 14 crew members off the east coast of Madagascar. Le Matinal adds that  Mauritius PM will speak out today...

Senegal: Wade's Son Takes Over Energy Ministry as Power Outage Increases

Seneweb reports that power outages are becoming increasingly problematic in Senegal [fr]. More protests come about as food cannot be conserved without electricity. President Wade's son, Karim Wade has been...

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