Stories about French from July, 2011
Tunisia: A Crucial Decision for the Tunisian Net
Reporters without borders emphasize the importance of the appeal hearing due to start [fr] on July 4th, in a Tunis appeal court, against a court order to block porn sites. “Like many Tunisian netizens, Reporters Without Borders are worried that this decision marks the return of the censorship practices during the Ben...
West Africa: Cocoa – Two Figures Sum It Up
Nadia Khouri-Dagher observes in her article about the journey of the cocoa bean [fr] on afrik.com that: “West Africa represents 70% of world cocoa production, but only 3% of world cocoa consumption.”
Liberia: Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a Standstill
Sylvio Combey comments [fr] on his blog: “Liberia established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to shed light on the acts of violence committed [from the 1970s to the 1990s]. But President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf herself is mentioned in the final report, which has yet to be adopted.”
Togo: $200,000 aid for Japan
On 24th June 2011 the Togolese blogger, Sylvio Combey, denounced on his blog [fr]: “[The president] Faure Gnassingbé has given $200,000 (about 92 million CFA francs) to a country [Japan] which is suffering great losses and paying the consequences of its nuclear policy. You just have to look at...