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Claire Ulrich

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

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Mali: Senegal and Mali Final Expected in Afrobasket Women 2011

Starafrica comments [fr] on the Afrobasket Women Championship 2011 currently being hosted in Bamako, Mali: ” Mali, the host country and vice-champion, and Senegal, winner of the last Championship, are...

Cameroon: What if We Did Not Vote on October 9?

In Cameroon, the October 9 presidential election does not seem to be generating much interest amongst the general public. For many Cameroonians, this election has no real stake and voters...

France, Africa: Suitcases Filled with Cash Expose the Françafrique Connection

In the wake of the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal, a new furore is now rocking France and the upcoming 2012 French presidential campaign. Robert Bourgi, a shady lawyer and advisor...

Mauritius: The First Rally of the “Outraged” Youth

Khal Torabully on Africultures analyses [fr]  the emerging  movement of “outraged” (indignés) youth in Mauritius, where their first demonstration[fr] took place on September 10.  “What if this “digital 2.0″ movement heralded...

Cameroon: Women Must Vote During Presidential Election

Le journal du Cameroun notes that “civil society organizations are rallying to encourage women to vote [fr] during the upcoming Cameroon presidential election, on October 9″.

Central African Republic: ‘Letter to the Person Sending Me Death Threats’

Central African Republic blogger, Blogmandebangos, has posted a letter to the person sending him death threats [fr] for his blogging: “The truth is that I just want to be the painter of...

Africa, Latin America: A Portfolio on Black Minorities in South America

Afrique In Visu interviews French photographer Philippe Guionie about his latest photo essay “Les Afros oubliés de la Cordillière” [fr] (The forgotten Africans of the Andes). Guionie traveled to Venezuela,...

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...

Senegal: Against a third term for President Wade

Macoumba Beye covers [fr] on afriscoop.net the demonstration organized in Dakar on July 23 against the candidature of President Abdoulaye Wade for a third term as President: “The Movement of ...

Tunisia: A Crucial Decision for the Tunisian Net

Reporters without borders emphasize the importance of the appeal hearing due to start [fr] on July 4th, in a Tunis appeal court, against a court order to block porn sites.  “Like many...

Republic of Congo: Widows Demand Their Rights

minguabiango [fr] writes on congo-liberty about the cruel treatments and deprivation of their rights suffered by some widows in the Republic of Congo:  “In Congo-Brazzaville, some widows are daring to...

Guinea: “Democracy, Backwards”

Guinean novelist Tierno Monénembo, who won the French literary award Prix Renaudot in 2008, examines the early record of  the new President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde, writing [fr] in...

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