1 to 10 of 23294

August 28 2014

From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Aug 28 2014, 22:03:00

Despite claims that  a combination of  Iraqi and Kurdish forces and US bombing had "broken the siege" of Mount Sinjar earlier this month, there are sill Yazidis stranded on the mountain. Two weeks ago, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby acknowledged this:

On the estimate of refugees on Mount Sinjar, it's difficult to provide an exact figure, but we think it's somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000. I'd also add that a number of them, perhaps up to 2,000 or so -- and, again, this is an estimate -- reside there and may not want to leave. It's home to many of them. So not all of them will necessarily be looking to leave the mountain. That's our best estimate right now, based on the assessment team's visit there. More recent reports nd published satellite photos ...

[view whole blog post ]



From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Aug 28 2014, 21:48:00

In robotics:

Chinwe is currently researching autonomous self-adapting industrial in-house built robots, and how they can be used to facilitate mass customization. Robots, she hopes, will learn from their own experiences without being restricted to pre-conceived routines. In other words robots will use their experiences to think for themselves.via Igbo People

[view whole blog post ]



From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Aug 28 2014, 21:48:00

In robotics:

Chinwe is currently researching autonomous self-adapting industrial in-house built robots, and how they can be used to facilitate mass customization. Robots, she hopes, will learn from their own experiences without being restricted to pre-conceived routines. In other words robots will use their experiences to think for themselves.via Igbo People

[view whole blog post ]





From DipNote: Latest Stories Thu Aug 28 2014, 20:28:18

Today in a briefing at the White House, President Barack Obama provided an update on the U.S. response to the situations in Iraq and Ukraine.

[view whole blog post ]



From Foreign Policy Thu Aug 28 2014, 20:00:21

Imran Khan's populist protest movement is on the verge of taking down Pakistan's corrupt, sclerotic government. How did such a lightweight get so far?

[view whole blog post ]



From ThinkProgress Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:43:44

The NFL announced harsher punishments for sexual assault and domestic violence offenses Thursday, but a closer look suggests the policy might fail to make the big progress it promises.

The post The Hidden Problems With The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

[view whole blog post ]



From Chez GANGOUEUS Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:34:00

Le fer aiguise le fer.  Sami Tchak est un immense romancier qui construit, loin des feux de la rampe,  son immortalité littéraire. Vaincre la mort, c'est sans doute laisser une trace indélébile dans la neige, une œuvre identifiable, décryptable par ses contemporains et les générations à venir. Encore faut-il trouver du répondant. Encore faut-il une densité réelle à la réception des œuvres produites. Encore faut-il se soustraire aux assignations de toute sorte (celles de l'engagement, d'une production littéraire en langues africaines, de la famille, etc.). Encore faut-il se défaire des contraintes ou de l'indifférence des spots médiatiques.

[view whole blog post ]



From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:00:24

Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.

[view whole blog post ]



From Shadow and Act Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:24:48

An interesting and noteworthy move/expansion here for a platform that's long focused its efforts on becoming the world's largest online distributor of specifically African film and TV content (although you'll also find some Bollywood films and Telenovelas within its offerings). It'll now include Hollywood-produced/American content in its library, available to subscribers in continental Africa. Full details via press release below: iROKOtv.com today announces that it has licensed from Starz Digital Media two of the top award-winning Hollywood dramatic TV series from Starz, "Spartacus" and "Magic City." The acquisitions come as part of the...

[view whole blog post ]






blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!

View Blogs From

AUGUST
SU M TU W TH F SA
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31





Most Active Blog Feeds:

  1. ThinkProgress
  2. Face of Malawi
    Malawi Breaking News Today
  3. Shadow and Act
    Shadow and Act from IndieWire
  4. Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7
  5. Global development | The Guardian
    Latest Global development news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
  6. IT News Africa news alert
    Daily email news alerts from ITNewsAfrica.com
  7. IT News Africa news alert
    Daily email news alerts from ITNewsAfrica.com
  8. Foreign Policy
    The Global Magazine of News and Ideas