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· September, 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 September, 2011

Cameroon: Calm Before the Storm?

Cameroon's presidential election will take place on October 9, but the lack of stake in the outcome felt by the general population is leading to a lack of interest. The...

Cameroon: Attempted Mutiny in the Economic Capital?

Cameroon-Info [fr] reports that gunfire broke out in the morning of September 29, 2011, on the Wouri Bridge in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. Website Koaci.com [fr] reports that it was...

New Caledonia: From Paris to Nouméa in a Microlight Plane

Two French microlight planes enthusiasts, aboard the microlight Spirit of Noumea, are planning to re-live French aviators Paul Klein and Henri Martinet's groundbreaking 1939 plane journey from Nouméa, New Caledonia, to...

Mali: Senegal and Mali Final Expected in Afrobasket Women 2011

Starafrica comments [fr] on the Afrobasket Women Championship 2011 currently being hosted in Bamako, Mali: ” Mali, the host country and vice-champion, and Senegal, winner of the last Championship, are...

Protecting African Forests: Wangari Maathai's Legacy

Wangari Maathai, a prominent Kenyan environmental and political activist and 2004 Nobel prize winner passed away on September 25. She was the first African woman to be awarded the prize...

Algeria: Football Matches New Venue to Air Dissent

Algerians have discovered a novel way to make their voices heard. Spectators in football matches are using the opportunity to voice political views, in a country which has so far...

Comoros: Blog monitors Fuel Shortage in Anjouan

In his blog, Dafinemkomori documents fuel and power shortage [fr] in the Comoros. He explains that fuel shortage has greatly impacted greatly many other aspects of the economy on the...

Tunisia: Whistleblower Samir Feriani Set Free

A military court in Tunis temporarily released whistle blower Samir Feriani, who spent 117 days in detention after publishing articles criticising the Tunisian Interior Ministry, on September 22. On September...

Mali : ATT Tending to his Legacy

Diawara at Sur les traces de l'empire du Mali [fr] describes the upcoming tight schedule of Malian president  Ahmadou Toumani Touré (aka A.T.T) : “A.T.T is seemingly keen on leaving a good...

Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and...

Cameroon: What if We Did Not Vote on October 9?

In Cameroon, the October 9 presidential election does not seem to be generating much interest amongst the general public. For many Cameroonians, this election has no real stake and voters...

France, Africa: Suitcases Filled with Cash Expose the Françafrique Connection

In the wake of the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal, a new furore is now rocking France and the upcoming 2012 French presidential campaign. Robert Bourgi, a shady lawyer and advisor...

Tunisia: Bloggers Join Election Race

Tunisians will head to the polls to elect a national constituent assembly which will be in charge of writing their country's new constitution on October 23. Afef Abrougui reports on...

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

Madagascar: Reactions to the Road Map Agreement to End the Crisis

The road map to end the Madagascar crisis has been signed by nearly all parties on September 16. Malagasy bloggers followed the event in real time and reacted to the...

Mauritius: The First Rally of the “Outraged” Youth

Khal Torabully on Africultures analyses [fr]  the emerging  movement of “outraged” (indignés) youth in Mauritius, where their first demonstration[fr] took place on September 10.  “What if this “digital 2.0″ movement heralded...

Tunisia: Blogger Beaten up by Police for Telling a Joke

Eight months after the fall of the regime of Ben Ali, police in Tunisia have still not given up their brutality and violations of human rights. On Wednesday September 14,...

Comoros: Reactions of the Comoran Community to Minister's Accusation

After the French Interior Ministry stated that Comorian Community is to blame for some of the violence in Marseille[fr], the governing body of the Comoros Union is denouncing such stigmatization...

Cameroon: Women Must Vote During Presidential Election

Le journal du Cameroun notes that “civil society organizations are rallying to encourage women to vote [fr] during the upcoming Cameroon presidential election, on October 9″.

Central African Republic: ‘Letter to the Person Sending Me Death Threats’

Central African Republic blogger, Blogmandebangos, has posted a letter to the person sending him death threats [fr] for his blogging: “The truth is that I just want to be the painter of...

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