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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

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...

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

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.

2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories

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...

The Netherlands: A Holiday Season of Festivities, Costumes… and Racism?

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Côte d’Ivoire: Twitter Campaign for Anderson Cooper’s Attention

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...

Côte d'Ivoire: Did Alassane Ouatarra Really Win?

On his blog, Allain Jules [fr] reacts to fakegbagbo’s analysis [en] of the results of the presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire.

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

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...

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

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...

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

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...

USA: Debating Essence Magazine Hire of Ellianna Placas, First White Director

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...

Senegal: Protests Against Frequent Power Outages

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...

France: Blogging about Politics

In Billet politique ! (“A Political post !” in French), blogger JeandelaXR presents a list of his favorite political bloggers [Fr].

France: A Concert in Support of Illegal Immigrants

« 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...

Côte d'Ivoire: Reporter Guy-André Kieffer Gone Missing for Six Years Now

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...

France: Illegal Immigrants Strike in Paris

Blogger Ménilmuche points to a blog that documents a strike by illegal immigrants  at the Bastille in Paris with lots of pictures [fr].

Senegal: The Fiercest Critic of President Wade's Regime

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...

Concert for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness in Paris

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 &...

France: Migrant Workers'Hostels 2010 Film Festival

Blogger Menilmuche announces The Migrant Workers’ Hostels Film Festival in Paris, from June 5th to  June 26th [fr].

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