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· February, 2013

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Stories about French from February, 2013

28 February 2013

Burundi: Violent Suppression of Demonstration Support for Imprisoned Journalist

The Court of Burundi revised the life sentence for journalist and Radio France International correspondent Hassan Ruvakuki on appeal, reducing his sentence to three years imprisonment. Media professionals demonstrated in...

27 February 2013

One Billion Rising: Progress for Women Worldwide, But Still Much to Do

On February 14, 2013, a worldwide event "One Billion Rising" was held, in which women were invited to gather and to dance, to demonstrate against gender violence. On this occasion,...

Why Are Tourists Not Wanted at French Carnival?

A video featuring a group of masked Carnival revelers in Dunkirk, France chanting "we don't like tourists" has some web users ruing the flood of visitors who come year after...

25 February 2013

African Nations Cup Anthem Celebrates Peace

How Would Africans Feel about A Black Pope ?

Following the surprise resignation, the debate on Benedict XVI's succession was immediately launched. In particular, Africans, on the basis of the fastest growing contingent of Catholics on their continent, began...

22 February 2013

The Worst Companies of the Year

SenseCamp Berlin: a Social Entrepreneurship Gathering

A First for Africa: Ex-Dictator to be Judged on the Continent

A new court system, the Extraordinary African Chambers has recently been set up to allow the first ever trial of one of its own dictators on the continent. The tribunal...

21 February 2013

Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

19 February 2013

Pope’s Resignation Echoes in Africa

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of his intention to resign with effect from February 28, 2013 provoked many reactions in Francophone Africa, both in traditional media and on social...

12 February 2013

Is Senegal's Government Spokesman Selling Out?

The reputation of former investigative journalist turned government spokesman Abdou Latif Coulibaly as a champion of Senegal's citizen protest movements took a serious blow after he forcefully distanced himself from...

7 February 2013

Côte d'Ivoire's ‘Elephants’ Doomed?

Mali: Threats All Around

Secular Politician Shot Dead, Protests Erupt Across Tunisia

Protests have erupted in Tunisia following the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid. Belaid was shot dead outside his house in the early hours of February 6, 2013.

6 February 2013

“Radical Imagination” in the Context of Global Protests

The development of digital communication has allowed the voice of the people to be carried further, whilst at the same time liberating words, images, ideas and actions that were previously...

Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital....

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