Latest posts by Jennifer Brea from January, 2008
Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of their populations, their respective demographic differences, I also know that there exists another fundamental difference…Us, we play football, we dream...
Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters during a talk given earlier this month on the EU and Africa at the London School of Economics. Read the reactions from Congolese netizens and a video response that will make you move your feet.
In Madagascar, Blog d'hiver mocks the “incessant” seminars and colloquiums on sustainable development [Fr], which the blogger suggests “masks [industry's] fundamental difficulty to take action and change its practices.”
Blog Politique au Senegal writes about local elections in Senegal [Fr], claiming that the dominant parties want to limit the number of political parties in the country and that no party is able to clearly enunciate their ideologies and plans.
In Martinique, Le Blog de Moi doesn't know whether to vomit or dying laughing from some of the online commentary surrounding the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to condemn France [Fr] for refusing to allow homosexual adoption.
French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a local anesthetic and its end liberated the old demons…”
Heuristiques Libanaises muses over an image [Fr] of Hassan Nasrallah‘s raised finger and furrowed expression, wondering if Lebanon is at the sunset of Hezbollah's “divine victory” or merely its dawn.
QuophyBlogeur writes about community policing in Burkina Faso, an innovative and promising concept which has thus far proven less than stellar in practice.
Beneburundi [FR] on how the well-off in South Africa live: “South Africa was so different from what I could have imagined. It was like the US in Africa: immense cities, high-security neighborhoods, huge expressways where the last Mercedes and other show-off cars, unending shopping districts that are even laid out...
Two new associations for journalists [FR] were founded in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo in an effort to maintain quality and ethics in the profession.
Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a “Third World” perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of this election matters not just for U.S. voters, but people around the world. Can politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton help the US write a new chapter?