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· March, 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 March, 2011

Mali : Internet and African languages

For the International Mother Language Day [Fr], Boukary Konaté [Fr], a French language Global Voices contributor, held a conference on “Internet and African languages”. The presentation [Fr] is on the...

Japan: Story and photos of everyday life in the aftermath of the earthquakes

The Japanese francophone blogger from A la cuisine de Shoko writes here [fr] and here [fr] with accompanying photos, about daily life and the atmosphere in Tokyo after the earthquake....

Tunisia: Hillary Clinton's Unwelcome Visit

On the night of Wednesday 15 March, 2011, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Tunisia after a trip to Egypt. Her visit was marked by protests in capital...

Côte d'Ivoire: Gbagbo Rulings Ridiculed on Twitter

In the ongoing struggle between presidential candidates Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, that has been going on in the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire since the presidential elections of...

Côte d'Ivoire: When Ethnic Hate Shadows Politics

Abobo and Yopougon are two districts of Abidjan, the economic capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. Different ethnic and religious groups have mixed peacefully in the areas, until the recent Ivorian...

Senegal: March 19, National Day of Action

The winds of revolt are blowing across the Maghreb and the Middle East. Political opponents in Senegal are also getting in on the action by expressing their discontent at their...

Senegal:Online Movement of Discontent: WadeDegage2012

Senegal: Senegalese Youth expressed its displeasure on blogs and social networks for a change of president and say no to corruption and despotism of President Abdoulaye Wade ...

Japan: Earthquake, “how to protect yourself” in 30 languages

TUFS students launched a website with advices on risk management translated in more than 30 languages. The website provides “a basic guide in several languages to what to do when...

Global: Thoughts on the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

Bloggers took action on the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship on March 12, 2011, and spent the weekend commenting on the state of online freedom of expression, raising awareness about censorship...

Libya: Sub-Saharan Africans in Serious Danger

The crisis in Libya since the uprisings against Colonel Mouammar Gaddafi has not only had dramatic consequences for Libyans, but also for Sub-Saharan African citizens residing in Libya. Thousands of...

Gabon: Two Rival Presidents, One Accused of Embezzlement

As the power struggle between two opposing presidents continues in Gabon, Ali Bongo (the official president) now stands accused of "misappropriation of shares for personal profit" in a World Bank...

Côte d'Ivoire: Fear of Medicine Shortage Looms

The political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is ongoing, without any prospect of a solution in the short-term. Doctors in the country have warned of the prospect of imminent medical shortages,...

Cameroon: Netizens React to SMS-to-Tweet Ban

Cameroonian internet users were shocked to learn that "for security reasons, the country's government asked that posting on Twitter via SMS be suspended on the MTN Cameroon network". Many speculate...

Morocco: King's Speech Tweeted

On Wednesday, King Mohammed VI of Morocco gave his first address to the nation since the beginning of pro-democracy protests in his country. He promised "a comprehensive reform of the...

Côte d’Ivoire: Abandoning the CFA?

Papa Keita [fr] wrote on the Dakar Bondy blog [fr] :” Isolated by the International community and by the Uemoa, Gbagbo continues to play tricks. His entourage is stirring up the launch...

Morocco: Women Celebrate International Day

Moroccan women, who have long been at the forefront of the civil society's struggle for a better and more dignified life, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day...

Are Sub-Saharan Mercenaries Fighting for Gaddafi?

From the very first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there has been talk of foreign mercenaries, both from Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, within long-standing leader Colonel Gaddafi's commando...

Côte d'Ivoire: A Solution to the Post-Electoral Crisis?

The post-electoral crisis across Cote d'Ivoire is dragging on since two opposing leaders, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara both claim to have won. A sequence of violent events have followed,...

Senegal: Self-immolation on the Rise

In a post published in the collective blog Bondy blog , Amara Soumah writes [fr]: “In February, two Senegalese self-immolated in the vicinity of the presidential palace.  Senegalese people would...

Senegal: Relocation of polluting industries

Papa Mamadou Diéry Diallo [Fr] wrote in pressafrik.com: “On February 22nd 2011, Abdoulaye Baldé, the Minister of Mines, Industry and agro-Industry, visited factories in the suburbs of Dakar and announced...

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