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October 25 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 10:05:47

Islamic State(IS)group fighters made a new bid to cut off the Syrian border town of Kobane from neighbouring Turkey Saturday as preparations gathered pace to deploy Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 09:32:20

An exhibition in Paris aimed at teaching children about love, relationships and sex has upset traditionalists who have collected a 40,000-signature petition to have it stopped.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 06:04:29

Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 03:24:01

A two-year-old girl who was both Mali's first confirmed Ebola case and then death may have exposed 'many people' to the disease as she travelled by bus through the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 02:36:50

Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula and closed the border with the Gaza Strip after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 25 2014, 01:38:13

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all travelers who have had contact with the disease in West Africa.

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October 24 2014

From Emergent Africa Fri Oct 24 2014, 20:09:00

Alasdair Harris in the Guardian:

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From Zambian Economist Fri Oct 24 2014, 19:38:00

Alexander Chikwanda in the Budget 2015 announced that Government is establishing a Sovereign Wealth Fund [SWF] :

A culture of living hand-to-mouth does not safeguard the interest of posterity. We have the duty and responsibility to secure the future of the next generations. In this regard, I have allocated K100 million for the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund. Going forward, a significant proportion of the dividends from state-owned enterprises that will fall under the Industrial Development Corporation [IDC] will form part of the fund" 

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Fri Oct 24 2014, 18:40:00

Barcamp Ho is always epic! This year, we celebrate the living memory of the biggest Ho & Volta region champion I've known - the late Eli Aidam. He was a strong coordinator for Barcamp Ho and the centre aorund which many other great initiatives in the Volta region revolved. The 4th Barcamp in Ho is happening this Saturday, in a new location. The University of Health & Allied Sciences. This is one of the freshest public universities in Ghana and the +GhanaThink Foundation is happy to host +Barcamp Ho there as it grows. This will be our 37th +Barcamp Ghana event we grow a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. The team has grown and is ably led by +Courage Christson Tetteh. +Gameli Adzaho is back in Ghana after his Masters in the UK and contributing a lot. ...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 24 2014, 15:11:38

A gunman opened fire at a high school near Seattle Friday, killing at least one and injuring several others before turning the gun on himself, police and media reports said.

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