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Stories about Reunion from June, 2006

La Reunion: Subsidies to Local Associations

  30 June 2006

Eric Fruteau, a member of the General Council of St-Andre, a town in La Reunion, complains (Fr) about the lack of transparency and accountability in the subsidies budget distributed by the town to local associations: “It is abnormal that 5 (…) associations (…) receive 35% of (…) the budget. (…)...

Africa: World Cup Report Card

  30 June 2006

Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents could not orchestrate a comeback. (…) Why couldn't such talented African football players achieve the same performance in their national...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

  28 June 2006

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out blog entry. He deplores that African fiction does not count more passages on the different waves of slavery that have...

Africa: What Internet Brings

  26 June 2006

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new information and communication technologies for Africa. However, the Internet promotes extraversion even if it is a way to make local...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

  25 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence des temps, l’homosexualité ne peut plus être perçue comme un mythe en Afrique. même moi je l’ai cru longtemps, jusqu’au...

Reunion: Hiking into the Cirque de Mafate

  16 June 2006

Audrey from Reunion Passion posts (Fr) two new sets of photos of her native island: a slideshow of mostly beaches and a gallery of the Caldera of Mafate. She says (fr): “The Cirque de Mafate is synonymous with isolation, solitude and inacessibility. There are only two ways to enter it...

Reunion: Chikungunya Epidemic Confirmed

  16 June 2006

LSZ Blog, a health-related blog covering Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, writes (Fr): “It seems that Chikungunya fever has reached a quasi-pandemic dimension with more than a million people infected during the past 24 months in a large geographic area encompassing the East-African equatorial coasts, the Indian Ocean islands...

La Reunion: Living on a Volcano

  14 June 2006

Reunion-USA2 writes (Fr): “When I lived in La Reunion, some wondered whether I was frightened of living so close to a volcano. Well, actually no, you never think about it just like, I think, Californians never think of the ‘Big One’ (gigantic earthquake) that might happen any minute.”

La Reunion: 150th Anniversary of Agriculture Chamber

  12 June 2006

Jean-Paul of Dijoux.re posts pictures of the 150th anniversary of La Reunion's Agriculture Chamber and explains (Fr): “During the 3 days employees of this institution and its President Guy Derand welcome you to the Esplanade of Trinity with a mini-farm, some exhibits and produce tastings. Sunday [June 11] a produce...

A Monopoly-like Game to Carve out Africa

  5 June 2006

Mocking Africa, a French Monopoly-like game, Kangni Alem repeats the game's description [“Your goal is to explore, to conquer and to develop [the] new colonies. You will be able to betray alliances to exploit the lands of your adversaries, the goal being to own the most land at the end...

Latest in the Francophone African Blogosphere

  4 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN For the United States of Africa Le Pangolin is fervently advocating for the dissolution of the current borders that separate African countries and that, he believes, weaken each individual African country: Je suis pour des Etats-Unis d’Afrique par zone géographique ou linguistique, car cela va permettre d’impliquer l’ensemble des...

Senegal: Blogging Mayor Proposes North-South Talks on Migrations

  2 June 2006

Reflecting on Senegal's drowned migrant crisis and migrations towards the West in general, Robert Sagna, the Mayor of Ziguinchor, Senegal blogs (Fr): “Developed countries (…) build quasi-impenetrable walls through “visas”. Visas (…) are not the right solution. (…) The youth from the South has chosen emigration. It is our responsibility...

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