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Congo’s elections, between hope and violence

On November 28th, both the Presidential and Legislative elections took place. Millions of Congolese went to the polls amid violence and confusion, to vote in the presidential and parliamentary polls nationwide. Thousands of international peacekeepers and monitors were sent in the country to oversee the election but observers say they were beset by ... More
La source des femmes: les hommes tenus par le sexe

Ce n’est pas moi qui le dit mais Ekia Badou, auteure de l’article publié sur SlateAfrique. La source des femmes est sorti le 02 novembre en salle et a été salué par la critique, tant pour la réalisation et la qualité des décors (Berbères, précision utile), que par l’interprétation des actrices (Leïla Bekhti et Hafsia Herzi, ... More
Steve Jobs dies at 56



A visionary and a creative genius. Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple and he has died of cancer at 56. This is a very sad news. The company has posted this statement on its website. Many people mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, one of the century’s greatest business leaders. I love most of the iconic products he created, and da-eYe does ... More
Benefit of the doubt for Strauss-Kahn, not for Troy Davis?

Everyone now knows Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused by Nafissatou Diallo, a hotel maid in New York, of sexual assault. Three months after Strauss-Kahn was arrested, prosecutors dismissed all charges against him, stating that the Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault had told so many lies about her past that her story could no longer be ... More
Ces femmes qui font bouger l’Afrique

Pour mon premier article en français sur ce Blog (car tout le monde ne parle pas anglais), j’ai décidé de mettre en avant les femmes africaines. J’ai récemment lu sur SlateAfrique un article intitulé Les six femmes les plus influentes d’Afrique et qui fait le portrait de six femmes d’influence sur le continent Africain. Elles ... More
Quick Notes in less than 250 words

Summer time and a lot more to come, very soon. Meanwhile, I have decided to create a new section on this blog: Quick Notes. In less than 250 words, I will share with you some useful (as far as I will be able to) news. For a while now I have been asked to post more often if I could; since I can’t post as often as I would like to, I thought maybe ... More
Celebrating International Women’s Day



Last year I met with extraordinary women. There was Betti from Rwanda, Clara from Mexico, Armita from Iran and French women: Fatima, Laurence, Karima, Francesca, Caroline… All had in common a difficult life only because they were born ‘female’. Since last year, some of them are bringing good news, some others still struggle to make both ends meet. ... More
2011: blissful optimism and weariness, Twitter says!

Happy new year everyone! I guess we are going to hear those words many times again in the coming hours, days and weeks. Today is the first day of 2011 and many are already recovering from a bash that lasted until early this morning. Most of the people I know are celebrating, wishing everyone the best for the new year. Me too I hope everything will be better ... More
The Sama Fraternal Society Is Yours!



This is an announcement: the Sama Fraternal Society is yours! For now almost Fifteen years on the Internet, I have been sharing with you what inspires me and my work. Some of you are visiting my websites for more than a decade and I have changed with you as we shared together our point of views and opinions. This exchange of ideas has been a real motivation ... More
Sanrio 50th Anniversary: My Story With Hello Kitty



I am a big fan of Hello Kitty -now everybody knows about it. It took me some time to accept Hello Kitty cuteness as my interest in the famous Sanrio‘s character only started when I was already an (young) adult. I have never been into dolls, Barbies and other ‘girl things’ but I always had tenderness for Hello Kitty and I even dedicated  ... More

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