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Claire Ulrich · August, 2011

Writer, translation editor of Global Voices en français, in Paris. In love with Global Voices since 2007.

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Latest posts by Claire Ulrich from August, 2011

Senegal: Grants for Pilgrimage to Mecca and Rome

Mamadou Sarr on assirou.net reveals [fr] how much money Senegal provides for pilgrimages: “The Senegalese government subsidizes the pilgrimage to Mecca to the tune of 1 billion 350 million CFA...

Nigeria: Two Satellites Launched

Wadr.org reports [fr] that ” Nigeria announced on Thursday that it had launched two satellites to monitor natural hazards, such as drought and floods, as well as to improve agriculture...

Madagascar: Expectant Mothers, Beware

In an interesting post on “Fady” (cultural taboos)  in traditional Malagasy society, blogger Ariniaina lists a few “do not” tips for pregnant women [fr], for example:  “Do not carry fish in...

Guinea: Slow Blogging

After a year of blogging on blog platform Mondoblog, Sow shares [fr] how difficult it is to connect from his hometown in Guinea, located  500 km from the capital Conakry:...

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

afrik.com reports [fr]  on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's visit in Mogadishu: “The prime minister, his wife Emine and other [Turkish] political and business leaders, as well as artists, are in...

Vietnam: Blogger Pham Minh Hoang Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

On August 10, 2011, Pham Minh Hoang, a math teacher and political blogger, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison and an additional 3 years of house arrest; he...

Mauritania: Discrimination Plagues Census

adrar-info.net publishes an article on Mauritanian demonstrations in Paris and Mauritania, related to the current population census in Mauritania. Black Mauritanians apparently have a difficult time getting their name registered...

Togo: 8-Digit Telephone Numbers

Le blog de Toussine reminds readers that as of August 8, 2011,  Togo telecom have switched [fr] to 8-digit landline and mobile telephone numbers.  “A modification that requires updating contacts...

Côte d'Ivoire: Abidjan in Mourning After Tragic Bus Accident

Friday, August 5, was a tragic day for the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. A bus transporting passengers in the capital city Abidjan, plunged off a bridge into the...

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