Stories about Algeria from January, 2012
Africa: Algiers and Dakar Competing for Cultural Leadership in Francophone
The blog edouardtamba.com has published a note by Maurice Simo Djom, from the University of Yaounde stating [fr] that: ”Through two competing festivals, the Fesman and the Panaf, the two countries (Senegal and Algeria) battle for the cultural leadership in Francophone Africa. In fact, this cultural battle underscores a harsh...
From Sidi Bouzid to Kinshasa: Francophone Africa in 2011
The usual year-end review would hardly do justice to the epic changes that have turned Francophone Africa upside down, driven by the collective courage of its citizens who often faced violent repression while striving for emancipation from various dictatorships. Through the eyes of local citizen media, here are the highlights of 2011.