For a long time we did not mention reading recommendations on this blog. It is therefore all the more necessary to report the release, there are nearly a month, the "book" version of the excellent blog Geoffroy & Olivia , both erudite and humorous. This is the (very recommendable) Perseus Publishing, and it is still called
Confirmation this morning that, normally, we are heading towards the end of the Dakar sequence. Unless a twist of fate, originally planned by 123 days.
For the rest, it will be in Western Europe (two possibilities, the probabilities roughly balanced) to follow ... It goes without saying that the domain names corresponding blogs have already been reserved, and former Hindigo.net / soon former Toubab.org continue under other e-heaven!
Farewell mangoes and sunshine 250 days a year, but hello skiing and theaters!
PS: On the occasion of Earth Day, this post was written with 100% recycled electrons
GOA - The chief minister of the state said he had refused to open a group of Playboy eponymous club on the beaches of the state on the grounds that the license for a beach hut requested by the American group could be granted to individual investors, not companies. The group plans to make a new application for a license in the forms for this project more than 2000 m2 on the beach in Candolim, which is the first of 40 Playboy Clubs seaside
Meanwhile, 6 "Bunnies" planned to launch the club (all foreign and blonde) regret having done so ask a rabbit.
Since Friday, the local press is largely up to the arrest and indictment, Karim Wade, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade, and one of his senior ministers (often called "Minister of Heaven and Earth "because its portfolio included including air and land transport).
It is particularly suspected of personal enrichment (it is said in some circles Dakar that for every building built in Dakar since 2000, when it took power from his father, Karim Wade has taken a "tithing" in kind an apartment ... for the building frenzy, it's still a lot of flats!).
The magistrates now have six months to complete their investigation. If sent to the Court of repression of illicit enrichment, Karim Wade faces a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of one to two times enrichment suspected or still a whopping 694 to 1388 billion CFA francs (1.1 to 2.1 billion euro!). This compares to 2.2 trillion francs annual budget Senegalese ...
Another new destination for Easter 2013: after Saint Sulpice in 2005, Shimla in 2006, Osaka in 2007, Hampi in 2008, Hong Kong in 2009, CDG in 2010, St. Louis in 2011 and Ziguinchor in 2012, up Djoudj!
Weekend in St. Louis so, where we went by taxi to change the seven-seater still very narrow. After a city tour in the afternoon (the old town is rather cleaner and better maintained than in previous passages, several cities / regions in the south of France are such a beautiful work of partnership), we went to advanced from Saturday 19h mass. The crowd does not really go, since we're only three ... (including religious)!
Sunday morning departure Djoudj third bird sanctuary in the world, thanks to its status as the fresh water source for migratory birds from Europe. A two-hour ride by boat is the opportunity to see pelicans, wigeon, cranes, cormorants and other birds tens species and a lot of warthogs (decidedly less endearing than Tanzania) and some reptiles.
Saint Louis and its surroundings are decidedly a "break" for a nice long weekend, even if live would probably be a little too quiet. Some additional photos, including Park dan
MUMBAI - The Indian subsidiary of the WPP agency has committed a great blunder by offering Ford India following the visual for his campaign "Leave your troubles behind you," touting the ability of the trunk of the Ford Figo
Before attempting bold references to Bunga-Bunga parties Cavaliere, maybe he should consider a few moments to the recent spate of sexual assaults in the north ...
Excellent April-May issue of the bimonthly Way View (Le Monde Diplomatique) at the end of borders (although with a question mark). We're just a little disappointed not to have more articles on non-state actors (religious, terrorist, MNC ...), nor be found intervention excellent Bertrand Badie, an expert on the subject.
PS: sorry if the loading time of the blog are a little slow last night, we had set up (together) a third anti-spam engine ...
Here is our new Pope, Francis, elected, with many firsts: the first Jesuit to occupy the throne of Peter, the first bishop of the southern hemisphere (and, broadly speaking, outside the "Euro-Mediterranean" continent, as testified his beautiful sentence: "My Brother Cardinals picked him up at the end of the world"), the first use of a new name for Landon Pope in 913 (if the case of Jean-Paul 1 are excluded in the honor of his predecessors John XXIII and Paul VI) ...
The official newspaper of Senegal, The Sun spends only short article in wire format press, the one they call "François 1er" (remember, it will become such that if and when a "Francis II" Pope is a day).
In Burkina Faso, Sidwaya remember that Latin America, which concentrates 40% of Catholics in the world, deserved to have "his" Pope. The paper also recalls the great social fiber of the new Pontiff, his modesty, but also on its opposition to the theory of liberation that had yet widely lively Latin America. They estimate that the concern, both social and spiritual, African Catholics should be better taken into account.