Latest posts by Jennifer Brea from October, 2007
Babilown writes about Benin's steep drop (Fr) in Reporters Without Borders’ annual country ranking of press freedom.
History speaks as Congolese blogger Alex Engwete translates (Fr) Che Guevara's pessimistic assessment of Laurent Kabila‘s potential to become a revolutionary leader: “He lets things drag on forever without caring about anything other than internal quarrels, and he also devoted to women and drink…”
Ramata Sore posts a statement by Mariam Sankara (Fr), wife of assassinated former president Thomas Sankara, thanking the Burkinabe people for their warm welcome. Mrs. Sankara returned to Burkina Faso for the anniversary of her husband's death after twenty years in exile.
Ramata Sore writes (Fr) about National Press Day in Burkina Faso and how many journalists are compromised by politics.
When Tunisian blogger Zizou from Djerba returned home to Tunis from Cairo last week, he received more than the welcome he bargained for.
Blog Politique au Senegal offers a modest proposal (Fr) for water taxis in Dakar.
Blog Politique au Senegal describes (Fr) Senegal's education system in a state of crisis: “It's difficult to say that the Pdef and the 40% of the national budget allocated to education haven't served any purpose: multiple strikes, the lowering of education standards, botched programs, phony grades…illicit practices have more and...
Dozens died last week when a plane crashed in Kimbanseke, a poor and densely populated neighborhood in Kinshasa. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa thinks the accident was all but inevitable.
Fojrega writes (Fr) that former finance minister Polycarpe Abah Abah, removed from his post for refusing to declare his assets, is suing half a dozen papers for defamation.
We live in a world of just 194 countries, give or take, but speak between 7,000 and 8,000 languages. That linguistic diversity is fast disappearing, often thanks to the privileged position given to colonial languages, as well as the globalization of media and technology. But is this really cause for alarm?
Echanges, Reflexion and Cityonenete posts a You Tube video of Alicia Keyes’ duet with famed Malian songstress, Oumou Sangare.