Francophone Africa

 
Mother-tongue learning lays a better foundation
Mother-tongue learning lays a better foundation
Imagine moving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a first-language English speaker and trying to learn French. The experience might be...
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. But no one ever said anything about judging a book by its name. When a friend presented...
Religion and conflict in Cameroon
Religion and conflict in Cameroon
uch has been written about the ongoing...
Cameroon's veteran strongman Biya wins seventh presidential term
Cameroon's veteran strongman Biya wins seventh presidential term
One of Africa's oldest leaders Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, won a landslide victory Monday in a controversial...
Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis threatens national unity. The time for change is now
Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis threatens national unity. The time for change is now
Cameroon’s governance and security problems have historically attracted little outside attention. But this seems likely to change, for two...
Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon's anglophone region
Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon's anglophone region
Kidnappings are proliferating in Cameroon's violence-torn English-speaking region, where officials, foreigners and locals alike are finding...
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Celebrated Burkinabé filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo, known for focusing on the everyday stories of village life, died on February 18 in Ouagadougou....
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
France's presidential candidates are all too well aware of the importance that their country attaches to Africa and the former colonies. In the...

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