Stories about French from October, 2014
World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France
The third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy will kick off next week in Strasbourg, France. The topic of the debates organized this year from Nov. 3 – 5 at the seat of Coucil of Europe will be: “From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?”. The various labs will be...
6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask
Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.
10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared…
10 years ago today, the first post appeared on the Global Voices site. Join us as we kick off celebrations building up to our official 10th birthday on December 11!
Tunisians Head to Polls to Elect a New Parliament
Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new parliament almost four years after they toppled the regime of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
3 Online Initiatives to Boost Voters’ Involvement in Tunisia's 2014 Elections
Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday to elect their parliament members. Online, they can scrutinise their choices and even check which politician is being truthful.
#Fails of the Tunisian Electoral Campaign in One Hilarious Blog
Who would not laugh at "the miserables, a hope for generations" or at a party seeking to "circumcise the security and judicial institutions and the administration"?
Humanitarian Associations in Burkina Faso Campaign for Revenue Sharing from the Mining Industry with “Just 1%” Hashtag
A new hashtag is trending in Burkina Faso online networks: #Justeunpourcent (Just 1 Percent in English). The hashtag refers to a campaign initiated by local NGOs to the Parliament that requests that 1 percent of the mining revenues be shared with humanitarian associations to fight poverty in Burkina Faso. Nadine...
Guinean Cities Keep a Strong Heart Despite Ebola Epidemic
Ostracized from the rest of the world, Guineans cope valiantly with life's daily challenges, despite the risks, the sorrows, and the suspicion from the rest of the world.
France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists
France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.
AQIM Losing Ground to Dāʻish in the Sahel Region
While the Islamist group Boko Haram threatens to extend its caliphate in the north -east part of Nigeria, major developments are taking place in the Sahel with respect to the security of the region. Kaci Racelma, a Nigerien blogger wrote in his blog A Niamey ( In Niamey) about the relationship...
It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris
The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.