MARRAKECH – Morocco must cope with a continuous increase in the volume of waste products in the country. This increase is due, not only to the steady growth of the number of inhabitants, but also to the changing patterns ...
As the influence of the French language declines and some turn to English, what is the place of France and La Francophonie in Africa? ARTICLE | 1 NOVEMBER 2012 - 3:30PM | BY AYOOLA ALABI Tweet Share | Select Language▼
A multi-lingual international forum on Africa. Photograph by OECD Development Centre. The week before the Soummet de la Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie – a body also known as La Francophonie and which is comprised of countries in which French is widely spoken – outlined his vision for French-speaking Africa.
Africa, he said, was “the future” of La Francophonie: “According to our studies, by 2050 there will be 715 million French speakers in the world, of which 85% will be African”. The leaders at the October 12-14 conference in Kinshasa appeared to agree with this vision, and decided to make Africa’s participation in La Francophonie a priority.
Recent events, however, point to a Francophonie in crisis. French-African relations under France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy were, from an African perspective, shambolic. Yet, especially given the increasing influence of other languages around the continent, Diouf envisions a more cooperative and symbiotic Francophone world – one that does not centre on France, but rather respects the fact that a large group of countries share a language and values.
After 32 years of la Francophonie struggling to be relevant, is it in fact time for French-speaking African nations to start writing their political narratives in a different language?
Finance bill 2014: Housing sector's budget up 25% Algeria Press Service ALGIERS – Minister of Housing, Urbanism and the City Abdelmadjid Tebboune presented Sunday before the People National Assembly's (Lower House) finance and budget committee, the...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.