Not the continent with 54 countries
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Once again, the Qatari media company, Al Jazeera has announced it is in the advanced stages of launching a French-language news network. It has already confirmed a 5-hour news block to be aired on its English language network aimed at the UK. In the US, the Qatari media company has also bought Current TV, and
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Why should it be a big deal if a French president gives a speech in Dakar? Lots of reasons. Rarely does anyone walk softly and carry a big stick in quite the same way that François Hollande...
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Strange bedfellows in the Malian Sahara of late. The Tuareg rebel movements that took control of northern Mali last month looked to have struck a deal over the weekend, only to have it come into question since....
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
What is there to say about that other African election, the one in France? Sunday was the first of two rounds in this presidential contest, which is a lot more about Europe—specifically Brussels, but also Berlin—than it...
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
My friends and the musicians we listen to--we're mostly the children of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean--prefer Francois Hollande and the Socialists over Sarkozy, but know Hollande won't win.