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· July, 2006

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2006

Food Blog Report #26

#1: From Denmark, KristianPetersen.com and his original "Peach, chili and garlic soup with chicken" It´s essensial for a starter to have a great, not to spicy taste, to be light,...

Bahamas: Goodbye, British Honours list?

Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports briefly on the plans afoot in the Bahamas to abolish the British Honours list: “Her Majesty will no doubt let her views be channeled through her...

Indoensia: Expat Life and Indonesian Thoughts

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi talks about expats discussing life in Indonesia. The blogger does not agree with some of the views the expats have but at the end of...

Martinique, France: Tribu Ka Suspended

France's Council of Ministers recently decided to dissolve Tribu Ka, a Black nationalist French group, accusing it of anti-semitism. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy claims the group posted a graphic...

France, DOM-TOM: Victory against housing discrimination

Reunion-based Pierrot Dupuy, himself the father of a victim of housing discrimination in France announces (Fr) advocacy group CollectifDOM’s legal victory in the area of housing discrimination against French citizens...

Global Food Blog Report #25

#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life....

Gripes with Footballer Lilian Thuram

Of Lilian Thuram, a French football player of Guadeloupean origin, France-based Senegalese blogger says (Fr): “Wanting desperately to become a Martin Luther King-style defender of the Black cause, Thuram seems...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

The Lusosphere reports on the 10 years of CPLP

The Community of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) celebrated its tenth anniversary last Monday, July 17th, in a summit that gathered its Heads of State in Guine-Bissau. It was created...

France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action

Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the...

Ivoirians in Paris: Church Anniversary

Voyage en Cote d'Ivoire posts (Fr) festive pictures of the anniversary of Paris’ Ivoirian church.

Senegal: Rabat Conference on International Migration

Blogger and Ziguinchor mayor Robert Sagna reflects on the recent conference on migration that took place in Rabat, Morocco (Fr): “Faced with the ample phenomenon of migration, Europe and France...

DRC: Asking for Louis Michel's Resignation

Le Blog du Congolais posts a Belgian petition asking for Louis Michel's resignation and says (Fr): “Certain Belgians are courageous enough to denounce the neocolonialist behavior of Louis Michel in...

French DOM-TOM Bloggers on Zidane's “Coup de Tete”

Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French...

Cuba, USA, UK: On Guantánamo, the democracy fund & nuclear power

More lively discussion between Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor and his American pal “Roger“, this time about Guantánamo, and Bush's $80 million fund to “boost democracy in Cuba”. And London-based “Kamla”,...

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here...

Global Food Blog Report #24

#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful...

Racism at the World Cup

Forum Realisance says (Fr) of the World Cup: “What shocked the French is that June 27 at the end of the match against Spain, they were received with primitive ape-like...

DRC: June 30 UDPS March in Belgium

UDPS Liege offers (Fr) pictures of a June 30 Congolese March in Brussels. Pictured slogans include: ” Louis Michel, the Congo is not for sale” and “All with Etienne Tshisekedi...

DRC: Professor Crem's Revelations

Le Blog du Congolais posts (Fr) an interview of Belgian Professor Robert Crem and adds: “this university professor does not stop denouncing the systematic looting of Congolese mines in general...

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