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Get your news from the heart of Europe: have a look on some Belgian Francophone newspapers

Located at the heart of the European Union, the little kingdom of Belgium has a striving press industry that gives you daily news about Belgian and European topics. Its two main dailies are Le Soir (centre-right newspaper with a strong Brusselian identity) and La Libre Belgique (centre-right, catholic oriented). If you are interested in sports news, with a particular attention to European football, then La Dernière Heure - Les Sports is made for you. Belgium counts also qualitative Francophone news weekly, as Le Vif - L'Express (belonging to the same press group as the French L'Express) or Trends - Tendance, specialised in economic news. And if you prefer having a comprehensive tour of the Belgian press in one glance, you can always go browsing in the world's first electronic kiosk "Gopress.be".

Books - Events & News

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    Dibuka library - the French information center of Johannesburg

    Dibuka is a multi-media library focussing on France and contemporary francophone culture, the result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance française of Johannesburg.The library offers to the general public almost 20 000… Read more
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    Open Book Festival Cape Town | 6-10 Sept

    Open Book Festival at The Fugard Theatre is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge. The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the… Read more
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    Book exhibitions at Dibuka - 14-28 October

    Celebrating 50 years of the famous French publishing house of children's literature, L'école des loisirs, we are showing two concurrent book exhibitions: La fabrication d'un livre and Nos héros préférés. La fabrication d'un livre shows the full creation and printing chain for a book through a… Read more

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Patrick Chamoiseau with Nadine Gordimer during the French Season in South Africa

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