Anna Gueye

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's Democratic Tradition Takes Worrisome Turn

  11 June 2013

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.

Côte d'Ivoire: Where Are the African Personalities When They Are Needed?

  27 March 2011

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...

Côte d'Ivoire: Facebook and Twitter, Messengers of Death

  4 March 2011

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.

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

  8 November 2010

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...

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

  7 November 2010

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.

Evacuation of The Former “House of West African Students” in Paris

  20 October 2010

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....

Senegal: Protests Against Frequent Power Outages

  17 July 2010

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].

France: A Concert in Support of Illegal Immigrants

  6 July 2010

« 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.

Concert for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness in Paris

  7 June 2010

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,...

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