Jeune Afrique

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Jeune Afrique
Jeune Afrique logo
EditorDanielle Ben Yahmed
CategoriesNews magazine
Total circulation
FounderBéchir Ben Yahmed
Founded17 October 1960; 61 years ago (1960-10-17)
CompanyGroupe Jeune Afrique
Based inParis

Jeune Afrique (English: Young Africa) is a French-language pan-African weekly news magazine, founded in 1960 in Tunis and subsequently published in Paris. It is the most widely read pan-African magazine.[1] It is also a book publisher, under the imprint "Les Éditions du Jaguar".[2]

Starting in 2000, Jeune Afrique has also maintained a news website.

History and profile[edit]

Jeune Afrique was co-founded by Béchir Ben Yahmed and other Tunisian intellectuals in Tunis on 17 October 1960.[3] The founders of the weekly moved to Paris[4] due to strict censorship imposed during the presidency of Habib Bourgiba.[5] The magazine covers African political, economic and cultural spheres, 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, which also publishes the monthly French-language lifestyle magazine Afrique Magazine, the bimonthly French-language newsmagazine La Revue, and the monthly English-language news magazine 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.[6] Responsibility for the latter attack was claimed by the French nationalist Charles Martel Group.[6]

The magazine has an edition published for Tunisia, which has been suspended several times for covering sensitive news concerning the country.[7] For instance, from July 1984 to January 1985 it was banned in the country.[5] In June 1989 the magazine was also banned in Morocco.[5] During this period, it had a circulation of around 13,000 copies in the country.[5]


  1. ^ "Qui sommes-nous ? -". (in French). 1 June 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ Les Éditions du Jaguar, "Qui Somme-Nous"
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Paris shooting: A timeline of violent attacks on French media". The Star. Paris. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  7. ^ Daniel Jacobs; Peter Morris (2001). The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-85828-748-5. Retrieved 12 October 2014.

External links[edit]

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