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· July, 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 July, 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda Accused in North Kivu Violence

Since April 2012, North Kivu province in the eastern Congo has been destabilised by the March 23 movement (M23), comprised of fighters from the Tutsi-led National Congress for the Defence...

Togo: Preacher Transports 4.2 kg of Cocaine Hidden in Lollipops to Build Church

Togolese Preacher Woegna Yao Koufoualesse was caught at the Accra International Airport with  4.2 kg of Cocaine in a flight from Sao Paulo,  Afrique Infos reports [fr]. The drugs were hidden...

Guinea: The Plight of Guineans Students in Syria

Kante Taliby writes on Guinée News about the plight of Guinean students in Syria [fr] : “I am a Guinean student on scholarship in Syria and I am married with...

Mali: Athletes Go to London Olympics With Heads Held High

"We will definitely be in London and our goal is to prove to the whole world that in spite of our struggles, our country is still standing." - Malian National...

Madagascar: Three Soldiers Killed During Uprising in Military Barracks

Three soldiers were killed and four injured during a confrontation at Ivato barracks, Madagascar on Sunday July 22, 2012. This revolt took place shortly before a meeting between the interim...

Morocco: Mc Donald's Won't Serve Muslim Adults During Ramadan

An image of a sign in a Mc Donald's restaurant in Casablanca has been circulating among Moroccan netizens today. The sign reads, “Notice to our customers. During Ramadan, only children...

Is Tunisia a Banana Republic?

Tunisian netizens react to a Tunisian MP's use of the term "President of the Banana Republic" to refer to interim President Moncef Marzouki, during a heated parliamentary debate.

Mali: What is The ECOWAS Waiting for ?

Francis Laloupo wonders whether the ECOWAS has a clear  purpose in the resolution [fr] of the crisis in Northern Mali. Laloupo argues that while the ECOWAS has maintained for the past 4 months...

Togo: Keeping an Eye on a Budding Political Crisis

Paul Martial warns that despite very little international coverage, the recent events in Togo suggest that profound changes are underway [fr].  Martial argues that the Eyadema administration is fragilized by both the...

Africa: Nelson Mandela, an Icon Transcending Differences

On his 94th birthday, the entire world is celebrating Nelson Mandela, and the internet users of Francophone Africa are no exception. Nelson Mandela remains an absolute icon of the African...

DR of Congo: Does Rebel Group M23 Seek Kivu Secession with Rwanda's Approval?

Giles Muhane reports that the March 23 Movement M23 rebel military group is believed to be seeking secession of the  the province of Kivu from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Muhane adds that Kinshasa...

Northern Mali: Resistance in the Streets and Online

Northern Mali has been de facto cut off from its central government since the Tuareg rebels then the Islamists drove the army out of their territory. On the ground, tension...

Madagascar: Will Air France Jet Purchases Really Help Air Madagascar?

The year 2011 saw Air Madagascar being banned from flying to European destinations due to the airline failing to comply with security regulations. The transition government had been celebrating the...

Mali: Media Workers to Strike in Protest of Journalist Kidnapping

Saouti Haïdara, the 62 year old director of Malian newspaper L’Indépendant, was recently kidnapped by men wearing balaclavas, beaten, then abandoned on a road. This is the latest incident in...

DR of Congo: Controversial Sentence for Thomas Lubanga

On 10 July, the International Criminal Court convicted Congolese Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to 14 years in prison. He was found guilty of war crimes for having recruited and enrolled children...

France : World Forum for Democracy Will Take Place in Strasbourg in October 2012

The World Forum for Democracy is organized by the Coucil of Europe in Strasbourg from October 5th to  11th, 2012. The blog Démocratie réelle à Nîmes maintenant [fr] republishes the post of blog...

Togo: Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo Resigns Ahead of the Elections

The Republic of Togo blog reports [fr] that Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo resigned on July 11 to officially allow all political parties to be represented in the new government ahead of...

European Union: A Survey Among Immigrants about Integration

Le café pédagogique links [pdf, fr] to the results of a survey launched in 15 cities from 7 U.E. countries, among immigrants in possession of their legal documents and with or without...

Tunisia: Online Platform to Monitor Police Abuse

Yezzi is an online Tunisian collaborative platform, which documents and reports police abuse and wrongdoings. For years, police corruption and abuse went unnoticed and unpunished in Tunisia. People would talk...

Madagascar: Enjoying the 2012 Africa Cup of Rugby

Madagascar is hosting the Confédération Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Championship Division 1B competition from July 4 to 11. The other nations in the group are Morocco, Namibia and Sénégal. While...

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