Latest posts by Jennifer Brea from December, 2008
Reda Blog, on what connects Prince Edward's animal cruelty, the Moroccan police's crackdown on protesters, and the Gaza bombings.
Continuing the coverage of reactions to Israel's bombing of Gaza, translations of what bloggers in Morrocco and Tunisia have written about the recent violence.
In the age of Obama, is France ready for a Black president? and Eugene Ebode, guest blogging on Alain Mabanckou, write about political diversity in France.
Tomorrow in Kinshasa, the Congolese national football and a team of Congolese footballers from abroad will play a match to raise money for victims of the violence in the east of the country, Cedric Kalonji [Fr] writes.
le blog de [moi] notes cat woman Eartha Kitt's passing [Fr]. She died of colon cancer Thursday at the age of 81. “Talented and devilishly sexy, she saw it all.”
Cedric Kalonji writes about his "gloomy" Christmas in Kinshasa. With the economic crisis, it seemed like many kinois weren't up for celebrating.
The Tunisian blogosphere is up in arms over this year's annual Tunisian Blog Awards. They accuse organizers of soliciting the participation of corporate sponsors Topnet and l'ATB, at the price of free speech.
Congoblog [Fr] reports on a planned 3-month closure of Lake Bukavu, in eastern Congo: “This decision by local authorities has upset a number of fishermen on whose fish the town of Bukavu depends and who have no other means of subsistence. ‘This is an illegal and inhumane decision. We are going...
Cellule Francafrique [Fr] reports on a new lawsuit filed against the presidents of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of the Congo in a court in Paris last week. The suit, brought by Transparency International and a Gabonese taxpayer, accuses the three heads of state of “concealing misappropriated public funds”.
Alex Engwete [Fr] on recent talks in Goma between Congolese and Rwandan officials: “Let's not kid ourselves. ‘Normalization’ is nothing less than Rwanda's implicit colonization of Congo.”
It's been just one month since Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new government in an effort to quell mounting criticism over his inability to quell rebel violence in the east, and many bloggers remain skeptical about the country's future. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Congratulations Blog de Yoro[Fr], winner of the 2008 BOB award for Best Francophone Blog.
Cameroonian blogger Le blog du Prési… lists Cameroon's rich and powerful. Average profile: an octogenarian currently or formerly in government, who is likely to have seen the inside of a prison cell.