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August 1 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 22:32:58

A humanitarian truce in Gaza lay in tatters Saturday amid a new deadly wave of violence, which left 101 Palestinians dead and an Israeli soldier missing presumed captured.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 21:32:18

New York City's medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of 'I can't breathe!' sparked widespread outrage.

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From Zambian Economist Fri Aug 1 2014, 20:05:00

"They are preaching bad omen against the President but at the same time they want to see him ... we want to ask through our party leadership at national level not to allow this to happen because their thinking is negative. The calls for the opposition to meet the President are in bad faith and should not be condoned because the President is working as he should be in line with the mandate that the Zambian people gave to him and the PF"

SMART MWILA

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 10:28:42

Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned harsh new law against homosexuality that had been strongly criticised by rights groups, saying the measure had been passed by parliament without the necessary quorum.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 09:44:32

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip showed no sign of abating, FRANCE 24's Washington correspondent Philip Crowther spoke to Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Aug 1 2014, 09:00:57

Starting this morning, we begin our annual month-long break from this site (we'll still be active on social media-Facebook and on Twitter and Twitter again). We'll be back after Labor Day (the Americans' poor excuse for May Day) at the start of September.  In the meantime, this is a good time to revisit our greatest hits from the [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 08:11:23

Several hours after the start of a three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Friday, the Israeli army announced that the truce was over and military operations were in progress on the ground. Follow live on FRANCE 24.

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From Zambian Economist Fri Aug 1 2014, 07:00:00

Editor's note: an important ministerial statement was issued recently by Mines Minister Chris Yaluma on Konkola Copper Mines PLC. It seemed to contain rather interesting statements against President Sata's threat to nationalise against KCM.

Konkola copper mines plc (KCM) has of late come under increasing public debate and media attention following the attempt by the company to lay off 1,529 employees. This is in addition to the media report of 15th May, 2014 in which Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Resources limited was quoted as having said that he is making US$500 million from KCM, a mine he bought for a song (US$25 million) and not the asking price of US$400 million.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 05:40:08

French investigators have launched an inquiry after more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of seized cocaine, worth approximately EUR2.5 million, went missing from the Paris police headquarters, French media reported Friday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 1 2014, 05:33:44

Three Israeli soldiers were killed just hours after a Gaza ceasefire began, according to FRANCE 24 reporters in the Palestinian enclave. Meanwhile, Palestinian officials said more than 20 Gazans were killed despite the truce.

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