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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

    Dibuka Library is closed until further notice

    Due to the current situation, and the Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, your favourite library in town will unfortunately be closed until further notice. Read more
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    Events and News

    Somebody Told Me - An Audio Theatre Experience

    Put on your headphones, sit back and make yourself comfortable! Are you ready? Come and follow the adventure of 5 travellers embarking on a dreamy, fun and quirky journey aboard a hot-air balloon.Somebody Told Me was born out of an international collaboration between five actors who have selected… Read more
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    Dibuka

    Dibuka is reopening, by appointment only!

    The Francophone multimedia library Dibuka is slowly reopening, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. And because we've missed you so much, we, at the French Institute and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, have prepared some surprise bags for you! SURPRISE BAGS AT DIBUKA WHAT ? We… Read more

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

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