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· March, 2012

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 March, 2012

Madagascar: Details of the 1947 Massacre Still Unknown

TanaNews reports that prime minister Beriziky requested that France returns to Madagascar the archives [fr] regarding the massacre of about 100 000  people in 1947 to repress the movement for the...

Senegal and Neighboring Nations Celebrate Peaceful Elections

An historical ending to a tense electoral period took place in Senegal on March 25. Senegalese celebrate peaceful elections which have permitted the political alternative to express itself. Citizens from...

Algeria: 2012 Election Watchdog launched by Internet Activists

With the upcoming Algerian Legislative Election scheduled for May 10, 2012, one of the many elections taking place in 2012 [fr] within the continent of Africa, a collaborative website called...

Guadeloupe: A Cuban-born Mulatto, Mayor of Paris

Guadeloupean blogger B.World Connection posts about the release of a book about the first non-white Mayor of Paris, who accomplished much towards secularity and social progress in the 19th century...

Senegal: The Provisional Tally of the Presidential Elections

The provisional tally of the second round of the presidential elections were published on March 27: The incumbent candidate Abdoulaye Wade is projected to have obtain 999,556 votes which is...

DR of Congo: Health Challenges in Goma Due to Clean Water Shortage

Passy Mubalama reports [fr] that the Town of Goma in North Kivu, DRC is facing multiple challenges due to shortage of clean water. She explains that water provision has been a problem...

Senegal: Wade Warned New President Sall of Shortage in Public Funds

M. Ndiaye reports [fr] that Wade warned newly elected president Macky Sall that the State will not be able to pay public servant salaries if he is not re-elected. Furthermore, P. Faye...

European Commission's ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Video Blunder

A video parodying the film Kill Bill and building on a 'clash of civilizations' theme was made to promote enlargement of the European Union to young adults. However, the video...

Mali: Citizens Stunned by Sudden Military Coup

Rengade soldiers have announced that they are seizing power in Mali, after taking over the state television building and presidential palace. They say the government failed to adequately support their...

Mali: Facing Secession and Food Crisis as Elections Loom

Mali is currently facing critical challenges while preparing for the presidential elections on April 29. After the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, returning Tuareg armed groups posted there threaten to...

Spain: Are You For or Against EuroVegas?

The CEO of Las Vegas Sands, multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson, has decided to establish his next hotel-casino complex EuroVegas in Spain. If the Spanish government seems enthusiastic about this project, the...

Lebanon : Mothers’ Day Event in the Absence of Prisoners Detained in Syria

Various organisations demanding the liberation of Lebanese prisoners detained in Syria are organising an event in the “Tent of the Families of the Missing and Detained” on Lebanese Mothers’ Day, today, 21st...

Poland: The ‘Web Kids’ Manifesto’

Originally written in by Polish photographer and poet Piotr Czerski, the 'Web Kids’ Manifesto' is appearing on the web in many other languages since its publication on February 11. Samy...

Senegal: Meet Cheikh Bethio Thioune, President Wade Divine Helper

On the blog “Teranga, ici et là”,  M-L Jossselin and M-A Boisvert share  a video [fr] of Cheikh Bethio Thioune, a prominent leader of The Mouride brotherhood, a promiment order of Islamic Sufism in...

Switzerland: Greetings from the “Greeks” of the French Cantons

An article from a Swiss German newspaper accusing the Swiss French of being the "Greeks of Switzerland" has driven French-speakers to reply in a humorous manner on social networks.

Cameroon: UN Drinking Water Data under Question

Oriane Alix in Cameroon reacts to the joint press release from UNICEF and WHO that states that  89% of the world has access to drinking water today. She  writes [fr] the following...

Africa: A Dumping Ground for Energy-related Waste?

Dr Yves Ekoué Amaïzo, International Finance Consultant, wrote [fr] the following on the website Amaizo Info: “The year 2012 has been chosen as the International Year of Sustainable Energy. Nevertheless,...

France: The Human Rights Film Festival Awards

Youphil [fr] published the full list of the recent 2012 Human Rights Film Festival awards in France [fr]. This year, the jury award went  to an investigation documentary, Affaire Chebeya: un meurtre...

Guinea: Journalist Assaulted by Police Officers

Following an assault on a journalist by overzealous security guards at the Central Bank of Guinea on February 27, there was intense indignation among journalists and Guinean and African bloggers.

Morocco: Girl Forced to Marry Her Rapist Commits Suicide

Amina, a 16-year-old girl from Larache in northern Morocco, who was forced to marry her rapist, chose to put an end to her life by swallowing rat poison. Amina's story...

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