I am a free-lance translator. I translate and/or review blogs for Global Voices en Français. I am a 3rd culture person who lives in the Hague (I have lived in 12 cities and 8 countries.) I am an extremely curious person.
Latest posts by Anna Gueye
Senegal has a solid tradition of democracy and protection of freedom of expression and human rights. But recent months have seen the West African nation's reputation as a stronghold for democracy in Africa seriously damaged with the evictions of a Chadian journalist and Gambian dissident, both opponents of the governments in their home countries.
The Senegalese government expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla on May 8, 2013, sending him to Guinea. He explained his situation in an interview with Global Voices' Anna Guèye.
Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a shark attack. Just some of the remarkable Paralympic athletes.
In recent years "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete), the dark-skinned companion of Saint Nicholas during the winter holiday season in the The Netherlands, has become part of a recurring debate as some take offense at costumes including black painted faces.
A few months ago, Marième Jamme asked Bono and Bob Geldof to take less prominent roles as speakers for Africa in the media and leave space for Africans to speak for themselves. Today on the Africa Rising blog, bloggers wonder where have the African personalities gone when they are actually needed to get the world's...
Seven women supporting elected President Alassane Ouatara were shot dead during a protest on March 3, 2011, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire by security forces loyal to incumbent President Gbagbo. As violence escalates in the country, Anna Guèye examines the role played by Facebook and Twitter.
Global Voices author Anna Gueye was instrumental in a recent campaign to persuade influential CNN reporter Anderson Cooper to pay as much attention to protests in African countries such as Gabon and Côte d’Ivoire, as he has to Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab world uprisings.
On his blog, Allain Jules [fr] reacts to fakegbagbo’s analysis [en] of the results of the presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire.
Blogger Ménilmuche [fr] reports on his blog 7ici que ça se passe that renown Haitian band Tabou Combo [fr] has begun their new tour on Saturday, Nov. 6. Their new album (in five different languages) will also debut at the end of the month. The band is also looking for...
On his blog 7ici que ça se passe, blogger Ménilmuche reports that Paris is paying tribute [fr] to 1993 Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison since November 4th in the the city hall of the 20th district. On 5 November, a bench was placed in her honor on Louis-Delgrès street.
Ménilmuche writes on his blog [fr] about the evacuation of “La Maison des Étudiants de l’Ouest Africain” [fr]. In 1950 [Colonial period], French West Africa (AOF) purchased this building to house the elected West African representatives. The building became a student dormitory in the 1960's when the countries reached independence....
On Jul 19, Essence, America’s premiere black women’s magazine and a media institution, announced that it has named Ellianna Placas as its new Fashion Director. Placas is a renown fashion editor, she is also the first white woman to be hired at this position. Bloggers debate the social and cultural implications of the hire.
Public demonstrations were organized last week in Senegal to protest against load shedding by Senelec (the national electricity company). Rignese who works for Seneweb.com has posted the following videos: the first from Mbour where the mobilization started [fr] and later in Dakar [fr].
In Billet politique ! (“A Political post !” in French), blogger JeandelaXR presents a list of his favorite political bloggers [Fr].
« Rock Sans Papiers » a concert in support of illegal immigrants in France will be held in Paris (Bercy) on September 18, 2010 [Fr]. Many household names in the French music scene such as Jacques Higelin and Abd Al Malick have committed to participating.
French-Canadian reporter Guy-André Kieffer went missing in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on April 16, 2004. Blogger Ménilmuche who knew him personally has written a complete dossier on the matter and provides updates on the story [Fr]. Updated informations on Kieffer are hard to find in the French mainstream media .
Blogger Ménilmuche points to a blog that documents a strike by illegal immigrants at the Bastille in Paris with lots of pictures [fr].
A You Tube video in Wolof criticizing president Wade's regime has become an internet sensation in Senegal. «Tassou Abdoulaye Wade» [fr] by a young street vendor who also claims to be a griot.
As sickle cell anemia came in the spotlight with the withdrawal of French soccer player Lassana Diarra from World Cup because of the disease, the APIPD (Association for Information & Prevention of Sickle Cell Anemia) announces the venue of a large concert to raise sickle cell anemia awareness, DREPACTION 2010,...
Blogger Menilmuche announces The Migrant Workers’ Hostels Film Festival in Paris, from June 5th to June 26th [fr].
American journalist Doug Henwood argues that the political right does better than the left in elections during recession periods in his blog Left Business Observer.