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French honour for Durban dancer and choreographer, Lliane Loots

Durban dancer, choreographer, and arts activist, Lliane Loots, has received the coveted Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government.

In acknowledgement and celebration of Loots life’s work in growing, making and supporting dance in South Africa, and in conjunction with the support she has offered to French artists visiting and working in South Africa, this Knighthood was gently and beautifully bestowed by Ambassador Christophe Farnaud on his very first visit to Durban. 255 more words


As Johnny Nash so eloquently sang, “There are more questions than answers”. This sign, which appeared on a telegraph pole outside Khan’s the other week, certainly got me asking a few. 59 more words

Meet the linguists: the new French government is packing some pretty intimidating skills

The following post was first published in the great blog The Conversation – a not-for-profit initiative which shares knowledge from universities with a global public audience. 771 more words

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May 26, 1755: Read His French Lips

Louis Mandrin was to France what Robin Hood was to England and Rob Roy to Scotland. Having served in the war of 1740 in a light brigade noted for undertaking dangerous missions to surprise the enemy, he was left idle and without income by peace, which made a remarkable appearance in 1748. 278 more words

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France says will 'prove' Damascus behind Syria 'chemical attack'


© AFP | Syrian children receive treatment in the town of Maaret al-Noman, following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhun, a nearby rebel-held town in Syria?s northwestern Idlib province, on April 4, 2017… 206 more words

Fukushima: the battle of France on behalf of nuclear

This french documentary does not go into much details. Still it shows the French government eagerness to minimize the Fukushima catastrophe in the eyes of the public, of the world, to push for the continuation of nuclear, so as to save its own nuclear industries from economic repercussions. 877 more words

Fukushima 2017

France takes key step towards closing ageing nuclear plant


© AFP/File | The Fessenheim central nuclear plant, which France has taken a key step towards closing

PARIS (AFP) – France on Tuesday took a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande, just months before he leaves office.The board of state-owned electricity utility EDF approved a compensation package worth at least 400 million euros ($430 million) for the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, a source close to the matter said. 148 more words