Jeune Afrique

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Jeune Afrique
JEUNE AFRIQUE LOGO.jpg
Jeune Afrique logo
Founder, Chief Executive and Editor Béchir Ben Yahmed
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Total circulation
(52)
87,000
Year founded 1960; 56 years ago (1960)
Company Groupe Jeune Afrique
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
Website www.jeuneafrique.com
ISSN 1950-1285

Jeune Afrique is a French-language weekly news magazine, founded in 1950 in Tunis and subsequently published in Paris.

History and profile[edit]

Jeune Afrique was co-founded by Béchir Ben Yahmed and other Tunisian intellectuals in Tunis on 17 October 1960.[1] The founders of the weekly moved to Paris[2] due to the strict censorship during the presidency of Habib Bourgiba.[3] It covers the political, economic and cultural spheres of Africa, with an emphasis on francophone Africa and the Maghreb.

From 2000 (issue 2040) to early 2006 (issue 2354), the magazine went by the name Jeune Afrique L'intelligent.

Jeune Afrique is published by Groupe Jeune Afrique, who also publish the monthly French-language lifestyle magazine Afrique Magazine, the bi-monthly French-language newsmagazine La Revue and the English-language news-monthly The Africa Report.

The headquarters of the magazine in Paris has been attacked in France two times, once, in 1986, and the other time, in January 1987.[4] Responsibility for the latter attack was claimed by the French nationalist group, Charles Martel.[4]

The magazine has an edition published for Tunisia, which has been suspended several times for covering sensitive news concerning the country.[5] For instance, from July 1984 to January 1985 it was banned in the country.[3] In June 1989 the magazine was also banned in Morocco.[3] During this period it had a circulation of 13,000 copies in the country.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Karibe Mendy Lobban Jr. (17 October 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Scarecrow Press. p. 467. ISBN 978-0-8108-8027-6. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Paula Youngman Skreslet (2000). Northern Africa: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. Libraries Unlimited. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56308-684-7. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d James Phillip Jeter (January 1996). International Afro Mass Media: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-313-28400-7. 
  4. ^ a b "Paris shooting: A timeline of violent attacks on French media". The Star. Paris. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Daniel Jacobs; Peter Morris (2001). The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-85828-748-5. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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