· July, 2006

Stories about Belgium from July, 2006

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 problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

DRC: Asking for Louis Michel's Resignation

  15 July 2006

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 the Congo. We encourage and support the courageous initiative of Mrs. Anja Vanduysen asking for Loulou's resignation.”

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

  12 July 2006

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 I am, the Brooklyn-based writer of the Global Parish, writing about places and events which open a window into a...

DRC: June 30 UDPS March in Belgium

  6 July 2006

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 for free, democratic and transparent elections.”

DRC: Professor Crem's Revelations

  6 July 2006

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 and of Gecamines in particular. Looting orchestrated by the alliance between Congolese leaders, mafia-like business circles, international bureaucrats and western...