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Rhita Boufelliga

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France: Mandatory Car Driver Breathalyzers in Bid to Reduce Accidents

Starting from July 1 2012, every vehicle driver in France has had to carry a breathalyzer. This measure is aimed at diminishing the number of accidents caused by drivers under...

Cameroon: 5th International Festival of Fulani Arts and Tradition

The Bilitol fulfude association is organizing the 5th international festival of Fulani arts and tradition [fr] from December 8th to December 11th 2011. The festival will take place at Yagoua,...

Cameroon : African Women Football Champions disappointed with the Delay in Prize Payouts

On  cameroun.football.fr, Guy Roger Obama noted [Fr]: “The day after their qualification for the 30th Olympiad «London 2012», Michèle Madeleine Ngono Mani's (team captain) teammates were not pleased with the...

Lebanon: Story of a Migrant House Keeper, Georgette

To mark Labor Day, the non-governmental organisation Migrant Workers Task Force has published a video, in which Georgette, a house keeper from Benin working in Lebanon, relates her experiences and speaks of...

May 11, 1981: 30 Years Ago, Bob Marley and François Mitterrand

“François Mitterrand and Bob Marley, united for eternity on May 11th 1981″, [fr] is a post on the blog Calédosphère commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of the “God...

Mali: First Edition of “HIV-Aids Foot” Soccer Event

The first edition of the “Sida Foot” (HIV-Aids Foot) event will take place in Bamako from June 17 to June 19, 2011, and will be attended by soccer stars. The...

Algeria: Rachad Movement Website No Longer Censored; Radio Kalima Still Is

Blocked by the Algerian government on January 1, 2010, without motive or prior notice, the website of the Rachad Movement rachad.org [fr] is once again accessible in Algeria. Now, only the...

France, Japan: Debating President Sarkozy's Visit to Japan

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Japan on March 31, 2011, less than three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan...

Côte d'Ivoire: Where is Gbagbo's General, Philippe Magou?

Monday March 14, 2011, was a busy day in Côte d'Ivoire. After violence this past weekend in the Abobo district of southerly economic capital Abidjan, Ivorians in the city were woken...

Guinea: Miss Guinea France 2011 Speaks Out against Excision

Interviewed by Mrs Nenette Baldé on the blog nenehawa.com, Binta Diallo, the winner of Miss Guinea France 2011, thinks [Fr] that: “The worst is that little Guinean girls associate excision...

Togo: The Regime facing the Media

Bernard Bokodjin wrote [Fr] on his blog pambazuka.org: “In a country where the opposition is not strong enough [yet] nor well structured to counterweigh a repressive regime that violates the...

Mali : Internet and African languages

For the International Mother Language Day [Fr], Boukary Konaté [Fr], a French language Global Voices contributor, held a conference on “Internet and African languages”. The presentation [Fr] is on the...

Senegal: March 19, National Day of Action

The winds of revolt are blowing across the Maghreb and the Middle East. Political opponents in Senegal are also getting in on the action by expressing their discontent at their...

Côte d’Ivoire: Abandoning the CFA?

Papa Keita [fr] wrote on the Dakar Bondy blog [fr] :” Isolated by the International community and by the Uemoa, Gbagbo continues to play tricks. His entourage is stirring up the launch...

Are Sub-Saharan Mercenaries Fighting for Gaddafi?

From the very first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there has been talk of foreign mercenaries, both from Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, within long-standing leader Colonel Gaddafi's commando...

Senegal: Relocation of polluting industries

Papa Mamadou Diéry Diallo [Fr] wrote in pressafrik.com: “On February 22nd 2011, Abdoulaye Baldé, the Minister of Mines, Industry and agro-Industry, visited factories in the suburbs of Dakar and announced...

Africa: Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou

Boukari Ouédraogo wrote [Fr] on his blog: ” The 22nd edition of the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou will take place in Ouagadougou from February 26th to March...

Guinea: The First Blogcamp in Conakry

The first Guinean blogcamp took place February 2nd at the Press House in Coléah, a suburb of Conakry. In a nation striving for a national dialogue after tumultuous years of...

Chad: Contested Parliamentary Elections, Protesters in the Streets

On February 16th 2011, Makaila published [Fr]: “many opposition militants gathered in multiple districts around the  city of Moundou to protest against the results of the parliamentary elections [on February...

Equatorial Guinea: Mr Obiang, New Chairperson of the African Union and Human Rights Abuser

On January 30, 2011, the African Union elected Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its new chairperson, succeeding Malawian President Mr Bingu wa Mutharika. However, the long-standing president of Equatorial...

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