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Vivienne Griffiths

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17 April 2014

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français

Portrait of Suzanne Lehn, co-manager of French language Global Voices, by Marie Bohner. Her vision of today's media and the subjects she is passionate about.

3 February 2014

Lessons of Peace from the Central African Republic's Most Disadvantaged

Interview with Michel Besse and the ATD-4th world in Bangui on the CAR Crisis

24 January 2014

3 Keys to Understanding Burkina Faso's Anti-President Compaoré Protests

On Saturday January 18th, widespread protests took place against constitutional reforms proposed by president Blaise Camporé. But what do the protests mean?

22 October 2013

Madagascar Presidential Elections: The Home Stretch

33 candidats se présentent aux élections présidentielles à Madagascar. Cependant seuls 16 d'entre eux ont eu une vrai présence pendant la campagne dans les médias. Certains se demandent où sont...

16 July 2013

Benin's President Opens Door to Third Term

President Yayi Boni has proposed an amendment that would twist the law that bans presidents from third terms. Boni won two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011.

25 October 2012

Senegal: Casamance Region Hopes for Peace Through Deal in Rome

On October 13 and 14, preliminary talks took place in Rome between representatives of the Senegalese government and of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (Mfdc). Casamance is a...

26 June 2012

Mali: 100 Sharia Lashes for Unwed Parents in the North

The grip of Islamist group Ansar Dine on northern Mali and their imposition of Sharia has recently been tragically demonstrated in Timbuktu. A couple who had a child out of...

19 June 2012

Togo: Violent Police Clash With ‘Save Togo’ Protesters

A peaceful march by the 'Save Togo' collective on June 12 degenerated into a stand off with security forces and around 120 injuries were recorded. Amongst other things, the protesters...

7 May 2012

Switzerland: An Initiative to Establish Basic Income for All

An initiative to establish a new federal law that would give a basic monthly income to all citizens, regardless of employment status was formally introduced in Switzerland in April. Stanislas...

15 April 2012

Colombia: Explosions near the US embassy in Bogotá

Panama: Traffic Congestion Sparks Online Reports and Complaints

Transport is one of Panama's biggest problems and traffic jams are an everyday occurrence in the Panamanian capital. Social networking sites, especially Twitter, are seen as a good way of...

14 February 2012

Senegal: Reasons Behind the Pre-Election Turbulence

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was elected head of state in 2000 and has decided to stand for a third term even though that should not be allowed under the constitution....

17 January 2012

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

7 December 2011

Peru: Blogs from Cajamarca Report on Conga Mine Conflict

Protests against the Conga mining project in Cajamarca continue despite the suspension of activities announced by the mining company. Juan Arellano highlights blogs written from Cajamarca that are reporting on...

17 November 2011

Argentina: New Foreign Exchange Controls

At the end of October 2011 the Argentine government launched a series of regulatory measures designed to control foreign exchange. The country's bloggers comment on and analyse the measures, which...

8 November 2011

Côte d'Ivoire: When Will the Universities Reopen?

During the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast, at the beginning of 2011, the country's three universities were closed and those living in the university halls of residence made to leave....

23 October 2011

Syria : The “Free Army” defies the regime

Wearing bullet-proof vests and Kevelar helmets and holding assault rifles, 13 men make their way through an enthusiastic crowd (AR) which is warmly welcoming them with slaps on the back....

19 October 2011

France: The Twittosphere Pokes Fun at the Presidential Election Campaign

As can be seen on social networking sites like Twitter, the 2012 presidential campaign is well and truly underway in France. The left wing Primaries have animated the media landscape...

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