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Savannah Goyette

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New university graduate, aspiring French to English translator, entertainment/arts industry aficionado.

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9 February 2014

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Five of the Most Celebrated French-Language African Films

Five of the most celebrated French-language African films (award-winning or not) that have left their mark on an entire generation of movie-watchers.

12 December 2013

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Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

2 December 2013

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‘The Global Is Enriched by the Local': New French Webzine X, Y & Z

Global Voices speaks with Emmanuel Chila, the founder of new French community blog X, Y & Z.

6 August 2013

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Do FEMEN's Topless Protests Advance Women's Rights or Jeopardize Them?

When a man sets himself on fire in protest, no one accuses him of harming the movement he self-immolated for. Why does FEMEN face those accusations?

1 June 2013

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France's Employment Law Tries to Please Businesses, Workers

On April 9, France's National Assembly approved a new bill on employment--a legal transposition that successfully sanctions months of negotiations, during which the social partners agreed to improve business flexibility...

21 March 2013

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PHOTOS: Once Upon a Time in Madagascar

With the same desire to honor and archive Madagascar's history, two Facebook pages are archiving vintage pictures of the cities and the Malagasy people: Madagascar Hier (Yesterday's Madagascar) and Il...

27 February 2013

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Why Are Tourists Not Wanted at French Carnival?

A video featuring a group of masked Carnival revelers in Dunkirk, France chanting "we don't like tourists" has some web users ruing the flood of visitors who come year after...

6 December 2012

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The Many Faces of Everyday Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Abdoulaye Bah gives an overview of reactions in the francophone blogosphere...

12 November 2012

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French Government Eases Strict Immigration Policy

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, during a speech in Toulouse in southwestern France, expressed his desire to change his country's immigration policy, amending the naturalization requirements and, in particular, doing...

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