Inter Press Service (IPS) is a news agency that covers development, human rights, globalization and environmental issues. IPS has recently begun to prepare a select number of its stories in “rip ‘n’ read” format. These stories can be read directly on air, much like the stories in Farm Radio Weekly.
The IPS stories available in this format come from all over the world and cover a variety of topics. If broadcasters use the stories in their programming, IPS requests that they mention them as the source.
Find the stories here: http://ipsinternational.org/africa/radio.asp 
The regular IPS news pages are available in a number of languages, including French: http://www.ipsinternational.org/fr/