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· July, 2011

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 July, 2011

Cote d'Ivoire: Unequal pay for equal work

  30 July 2011

Siriki Moustapha explains on africavox.com [fr] why equal pay for women still is a subject of debate in Ivory Coast: “These are men of varying socio-economic and intellectual levels; they do not think of themselves as old-fashioned, enemies of women, or even anti-feminist. Their logic is that the Ivorian woman...

Guinea: Weekly Newspaper Le Defi Vandalized

  30 July 2011

Lamine Camara writes on infoguinee.com [fr]: “The central office of the independent weekly newspaper Le Défi was vandalized and completely ransacked by anonymous looters on the night of July 20- 21, 2011. Those non-identified individuals, after wrecking havoc on equipments, computer and hardwares, left a scribbled message on a sheet of...

Senegal: Against a third term for President Wade

  29 July 2011

Macoumba Beye covers [fr] on afriscoop.net the demonstration organized in Dakar on July 23 against the candidature of President Abdoulaye Wade for a third term as President: “The Movement of  June 23 – or M23 – brings together political parties, civil society movements, unions, imams and the movement “Y en...

Guinea: Guinean Music Mourns Manfila Kanté

  24 July 2011

The passing of Manfila Kanté, a Guinean music star, has been announced via the Facebook  account La Presse guinéenne en ligne [fr]. Aly Cherif (Prince Cherif) wrote [fr]: “The Guinean cultural scene is in mourning. Manfila Kanté died in Paris this Wednesday, July 20, following a long illness. A huge...

Russia: Putin As Universal Evil

Ernst Krenkel of Backyard Safari discusses [GER] how Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, is often portrayed as a universal evil in the West, to the point where he is even accused of being an accomplice in an alleged conspiracy [FR] against former IMF director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Madagascar: Honduras as an Example of Crisis Recovery

  13 July 2011

Commenting on the publication of the report from the Honduras Truth and Reconciliation Commission on July 7th, Madagascar Tribune has published [fr] an opinion piece by Patrick A: “As the African Union still seems to be hesitating over the case of Madagascar, it is not impossible that it would take...

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Argentina: Incumbent Mayor Macri Dominates First Round of Buenos Aires Elections

  12 July 2011

The day after the celebration of Argentina's Independence on July 9, Buenos Aires' first electoral round gave a conformable victory to the center-right incumbent mayor Mauricio Macri, who won with 47.1% of the vote. He will now have to confront Frente Para la Victoria's candidate Daniel Filmus --who has the support of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner-- in a runoff vote.

Senegal-Chad: Is Habré Extradition a Political Diversion by Wade?

  11 July 2011

Commenting former Chad president Hissene Habré's extradition to his homeland, makaila.over-blog observes [fr]: “Many Senegalese analysts are already questionning whether this is just a diversion by the Senegalese embattled president. The opposition and civil society organizations were planning for a  massive gathering on July 9th”.  The rally was ultimately banned by...

South Sudan: Celebration of Independence

  11 July 2011

Slate.fr blog reports [fr] that South Sudan celebrated the birth of their state with a friendly international football match: “South Sudanese authorities held  a friendly football game between their national team and the Kenyan team on July 10th. The game took place in Juba, the new capital city, in a country...

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Calls For International Aid

  8 July 2011

On Afrik.com, Michelle Nougoum reveals [fr] that: “The Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst droughts of its history, so much so that al shabaab, an islamist insurgent group of Somalian rebels, has called for international aid on Wednesday, July 6th. Two years ago, this group had  forced...

Cameroon: Anti-Corruption Application Developed

  8 July 2011

Hervé Djia, a Cameroonian E-entrepreneur, introduced on his Twitter account [fr] the Android Application he has created: NoBakchich [fr]. The tool intends to fight against corruption by allowing users to report any case of bribery witnessed. Using crowdsourcing, NoBakchich will also enable users to give information regarding administrative procedures and associated...

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Morocco: Reform With the Taste of an Unfinished Business

Throughout the referendum process, the Moroccan blogosphere was divided over the issue of reform. The heated debate shaking the Moroccan society was reflected in social networks. Some are willing to accept the reform proposed by the King. Others question the legitimacy of a process, they say, was marred with irregularities.

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