Alice Backer · August, 2006

Latest posts by Alice Backer from August, 2006

Guadeloupe: Musical Year for Rotary

  11 August 2006

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Not less than 7 concerts of classical music were announced for Rotarian year 2006-2007. (…) Truth be told, the President of [Guadeloupean capital] Pointe-a-Pitre's Rotary is the talented violonist Stephane DENARO. (…) No doubt [the Chevalier de] St-Georges will be played.”

Martinique: Homophobia and Tourism

  8 August 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] disagrees (Fr) with local LGBT association An Nou Alle that Martiniquan homophobia explains a recent lag in its tourism industry but agrees with them that certain local dancehall artists –Krys in particular– are going too far with their homophobic lyrics. She points our that Jamaica has...

Reunion: Whales Passing Through

  8 August 2006

In a news roundup, blogger Jean-Paul of writes (Fr): “Whales are passing through our island to reach cold waters. The females are here to give birth before leaving for Antarctica. It is the first time that we have observed the washing up of a baby whale on our shores....

Reunion: 20% of Drivers Without License?

  3 August 2006

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “Close to 20% of Reunion drivers probably do not have a driver's license, according to [France's] national council of professional drivers’ driving school division. If this number is correct, it is alarming to say the least. Especially in case of an accident, when even if the...

DRC: White Candidate in Presidential Election

  3 August 2006

Fleur d'Afrique points to an article about Pierre-Jacques Chalupa, a white candidate in Sunday's presidential election and writes (Fr): “Apparently, there was also a white candidate in the elections. I thought it was a joke! As the article says, it is hilarious that nobody is reacting but when it comes...

DRC: Candidates Complain about Rigging

  2 August 2006

The Salon deplores that so many candidates are complaining about fraud in Sunday's election fearing the aftermath will lead to riots: “If they can convince people that their allegations are true, it will mean that the international community is in collusion with the riggers… recipe for chaos. I believe these...

DRC: Possibility of a Runoff

  2 August 2006

Friends of the Congo offers preliminary results of Sunday's presidential election including the possibility of a runoff between Kabila and Bemba, an outcome that according to the blogger falls in line with the spirit of an aborted proposal made during the Sun City talks.

DRC: Word on the Street

  1 August 2006

In a long detailed post, Fleur d'Afrique relates what she has heard through word of mouth about the aftermath of sunday's presidential election. Among other rumors, she's heard that:”Kabila is leading the polls particularly in the eastern and some southern parts of Congo.” She also deplores UDPS's strategy of boycotting...