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· May, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from May, 2010

31 May 2010

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia make Eurovision Top Ten

This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest...

France: Scholar Unpacks the Concept of National Identity

30 May 2010

Chez Gangoueus: A brilliant blog about African literature in French

A close runner-up for the Best of Blogs in French Award is Chez Guangoueus (fr). Réassi Ouabonzi blogs about African and diaspora literature in French from a reader's perspective since...

28 May 2010

Caucasus: Eurovision Semi-final roundup

Bahrain: On German Freedom

Algeria ,France: Film “Of Gods and Men” Sparks Conversation about Spirituality, Terrorism

Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates,...

Caucasus: Social media, cleavage, and rare unity in Eurovision

Although last night's second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone, Twitter was alive with commentary and updates throughout. The annual international competition, noted more for...

25 May 2010

Azerbaijan: Live tweeting Eurovision from Oslo, Norway

France : At Cannes Film Festival, Hors-La-Loi Addresses Taboo, Raises Controversy

"Hors-La-Loi", a film directed by award-winning director Rachid Bouchareb, stirred up quite a controversy before and after its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. The film addresses the often dividing...

15 May 2010

Reactions to the Greek Financial Crisis and the IMF from the Africansphere

With the challenges facing the Greek economy and the ensuing intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reactions from African bloggers range from cautionary tales from past experiences to lessons...

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