All posts tagged: storytelling

Aujourd’hui je vous parle du Tchad

  I am proud to be Chadian, this is my country.   Lake Chad, a sea in the heart of Africa Aidam hails from Lake Chad, on the border with Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon. The lake, which can be mistaken for a sea, covers almost 8% of the African continent and is home to 85

Aujourd’hui je vous parle de la Centre-Afrique

Bangui, a capital with many gardens and wild birds Alhadji is a young Central African from Bangui. His father was a truck driver, travelling as far as Nigeria and Cameroon. Alhadji loves his country, especially Bangui, for its many parks and wild areas. According to him, “around fifty species of birds” populate the site, including

Aujourd’hui je vous parle du Sudan

Moussaab, the frantic Sudanese footballer  Moussaab is 22 years old and comes from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which seceded from Southern Sudan in 2011. Moussaab loves Khartoum because he treats it as a football field. He plays for hours on end in the alleys of the city. Like many Sudanese, he is passionate about

Aujourd’hui je vous parle de la Guinée

Guinea, but which Guinea?  To clear any uncertainty, Mohammed Diallo comes from Guinea, also known as “Guinea-Conakry”, not to be confused with its neighbours Guinea-Bissau (former Portuguese colony) and Equatorial Guinea (former Spanish colony). France colonised Guinea; its capital is “Conakry”, hence the name Guinea-Conakry, quite simply! In the Berber language, Guinea means “Land of

Aujourd’hui je vous parle de la République Démocratique du Congo

Florence, the colourful Congolese dressmaker!  Florence is 47 years old and comes from the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, which she advises everyone to visit. She now works in the sewing workshop of the Foundation, Migrants du Monde. So it’s among scissors and thimble that we set off to meet her. In

Aujourd’hui je vous parle de la Centre-Afrique

  I have never hidden my identity; I have always been proud to be Central African and Peul   A big family in the Central African bush Bairo is a young Central African from the heart of Africa, in a small village not geolocated by Google Maps, called “Ptit”. In this village without electricity or

Aujourd’hui je vous parle du Tchad

  Chad is a very beautiful country. Unfortunately, there are not many places for tourists   Going to school in Rakcha Abdelatif Mohammed Saleh is a 23-year-old Chadian from the bush in eastern Chad, near Abéché. His village is called Outouchtoune )(challenging to pronounce for foreigners). He used to go to school in Abeche on

Aujourd’hui je vous parle de la Palestine

  In Gaza, life is not as dark as one might imagine; people live normally and, above all, happily.   Mrs X is from Gaza, Palestine, a small territory of 362 kilometres, about 16.5 times the size of the province of Rabat. 2 million people live there, making Gaza one of the most densely populated

Aujourd’hui je vous parle du Cameroun

  I understood the value of my country when I left Bernard Flot is an 18-year-old Cameroonian from a small village in the North of the country called Kaele. He represents Cameroon’s diversity since he belongs to the Peul and Haoussa ethnic groups. At a very young age, he had to leave for Douala to

The Story of Ishakh – From Sudan to Morocco

“They told me: When you’ll go to Lybia, you’ll get some work and you will be safe there. I didn’t know it wasn’t safe. I had 2000 sudanese pounds, but they asked me for 3500. I told them that I didn’t have them. They told me: If we take you to Lybia, they have a