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October 23 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Thu Oct 23 2014, 22:35:00

The case of Swaziland's King Mswati III's alleged abduction of an 18-year-old schoolgirl to be his bride has resurfaced in the kingdom 12 years after the event as a local newspaper reported that a former attorney-general was to face a sedition charge for allowing a court case against the King to proceed.

The case dates from 2002 when the King ordered the Swazi High Court to drop a case brought against himself alleging that he had ordered the kidnapping of the teenager so that she could become his bride.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Oct 23 2014, 21:48:27

There is reason to be optimistic that the disease will not spread and the people of New York City will be safe.

The post After The First Confirmed Case Of Ebola In New York City, Three Reasons For Optimism appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Thu Oct 23 2014, 21:46:17

ኣቦ ጻውዒት ሓድነት ደቂ ሃገር ዝኾነ ወዲ ቫካሮ ኣስከሬኑ ኣብታ ዕትብቱ ዝተቐብረላ ሃገረ ኤርትራ እኳ እንተዘይዓረፈ፣ ካብ ምልኪ ሓራ ዝኾነት ኤርትራ ንምምጻእ ግና ንለበዋ ሓድነቱ ኣብ ልብና ቦታ ከነዳልወሉ ይግባእ። ዕረፍቲ ወዲ ቫካሮ ሓድነታ ዝሓለወት ህዝባዊት ደሞክራስያዊት ኤርትራ ምርኣይ ስለዝኾነ።

ሞት ሓድሽ እኳ እንተዘይኮነ፣ ገለ ገለ ክልተ ጊዜ ዝመውት ክህሉ እንከሎ ገለ ኸኣ ከዘይሞተ እናተባህለ ብሓበን ይዝከር። ኩልና መዓልትና ደኣ ይህልወና እምበር ይንዋሕ ይሕጸር መወቲ ኢና። ...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 23 2014, 21:04:14

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

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From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Oct 23 2014, 20:08:00

This picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei appeared on the Facebook Page of al-'Ahed News, one of Hizbullah's outlets:

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From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:24:36

Almost exactly a year ago Nigerian-born, South African-bred emcee Emmy Gee let loose his intercontinental club anthem "Rands and Nairas." The original Christian Arceo-produced banger saw Emmy Gee popping keep reading »

The post Watch Emmy Gee's 'Rands And Nairas Remix' Video Ft. Ice Prince, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest & More appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:24:00

The South African Institute of International Affairs published in October 2014 a paper titled "China and Zimbabwe: The Context and Contents of a Complex Relationship" by Abiodun Alao, senior lecturer at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London.

The paper looks at  Sino-Zimbabwean relations, examining how they have evolved over time.  He concludes that the decades ahead are likely to be crucial for the relationship especially as Zimbabwe has to begin looking at a future without its aging president. 

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From Emergent Africa Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:20:00

 SciDev highlights a Libraries Without Borders project:

An innovative project to set up portable libraries in refugee camps has proven its worth in a three-month assessment of its pilot project in Burundi. There are now plans to expand the initiative across Africa and beyond.

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From Shadow and Act Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:18:23

If you weren't lucky enough to be living in a city where "The Life And Crimes Of Doris Payne" screened earlier this year (it saw a very limited, and short-lived theatrical run), and your cable or satellite TV service includes Al Jazeera America, you're in luck. I was just informed that the feature-length documentary will make its TV premiere on Al Jazeera America on November 9, at 9pm ET/6pm PT, via the network's "Al Jazeera America Presents" banner, whose mission is to bring viewers feature documentaries and original series from filmmakers around the globe. To find out if your service includes Al Jazeera America, click here. Over a 60-year period, Doris Payne...

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From Foreign Policy Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:12:47

The terror attacks in Ottawa mean that NSA-style surveillance could be coming to Canada much faster than anyone thought.

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