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Stories about Chad

25 April 2010

ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

The Future of ICT for Development

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

20 February 2010

Coup in Niger: Bloggers sigh in relief at the ousting of President Tandja

On Thursday, February 18th a coup d'état took place in Niger, in which President Mamadou Tandja was captured after a gun battle in the capital. A few months ago Tandja...

17 February 2010

Africa: Colonialism alive and well after 50 years of independence

2010 will mark the 50th year of francophone African countries' independence from Belgium and France. While official celebrations are under way, debate about colonialism, past and present, is simmering on...

28 February 2009

Video: Community Radios Fill the Information Gap

In a highly globalized and digitalized world, sometimes we may forget that in many regions of the world, not even electricity is available, and the possibility of using internet as...

6 March 2008

Africa: Vloggers, Bloggers and Movies

A few glimpses of Africa through citizen media videos. From BoB winners, to storytellers, documentaries on artists, Nigeria´s Nollywood movie industry and more.

2 November 2007

Chad: French NGO Adoption Scandal

Six French NGO workers are facing prosecution after Chadian authorities thwarted a plan to "rescue" 103 children from the Chadian-Sudanese border from “certain death” by adopting them to France. French-Cameroonian...

21 August 2007

African writers criticize Sarkozy in open letter

Jean-Luc Raharimanana, a Malagasy writer famous for his influential works on French colonialism, recently authored an open letter to French president Nicolas Sarkozy in response to the now infamous message...

3 April 2007

African Path: Weaving Tales of Africa's Past, Present and Future

African Path is one of the most exciting African citizen media projects. It is an online platform whose content comes from bloggers, readers, artists, and specialists. It also aggregates news...

27 March 2007

France: Line Crossed in the Hunt for Immigrants

(photo via broyez) Here is a sombering follow-up to the post regarding the hunt for illegal immigrants and their following arrests in France. It seems that things have gotten worst...

21 July 2006

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

2 July 2006

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

28 June 2006

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

4 June 2006

Latest in the Francophone African Blogosphere

PAN-AFRICAN For the United States of Africa Le Pangolin is fervently advocating for the dissolution of the current borders that separate African countries and that, he believes, weaken each individual...

7 May 2006

African Diaspora: Hard times for Africans in France and Belgium

Several francophone blogs have tackled African immigrants’ latest tribulations in France and Belgium. Choosing Immigrants Le Pangolin criticizes French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest round of immigration policies. The blogger...

19 March 2006

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

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