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July 24 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:33:32

Suicide bombers and gunmen mounted an attack on a security convoy that was transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad, police said Thursday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces that left at least 60 dead.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:30:54

Algerian national carrier Air Algerie on Thursday said it had lost contact with one of its aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers about 50 minutes after take-off.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:11:56

Two foreign women were shot and killed by unknown gunmen while riding in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, local officials said. The attack came the same day that a market bombing in Afghanistan's north killed six people.

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July 23 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 23 2014, 23:48:04

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood reportedly gasped over 600 times before succumbing to a lethal injection on Wednesday, adding yet another flawed execution to a recent series that has raised questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 23 2014, 21:27:03

Israel faced new political and economic pressures to halt its offensive in the Gaza Strip, as foreign airlines extended their flight suspension to Tel Aviv and US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Jul 23 2014, 16:46:54

With its violence, its ritualized executions, its mixture of the utterly archaic with AK-47s and YouTube videos, its behavior modeling...

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Wed Jul 23 2014, 14:13:00

Ever since we started organizing our +Barcamp Ghana events, I've wanted the numbers of women attending these events to increase. We started with a huge tech focus, the theme for the first event was "The Business and Tech Renaissance". We had only 2 female resource personnel - +Estelle Akofio-Sowah who was with Busy Internet at the time and +Esi Cleland-Yankson of Afrochic. I believe tech and forward-thinking events held with a focus on women are really important in increasing the network and net work of both interlocking communities. Enter the First Pan-African Women in Tech Meetup. 

It's happening on Wednesday August 2. Some of my friends are involved as organizers or speakers - all awesome young women - +Ethel Cofie +Enyo Kumahor +Ella Ethel ...

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Jul 23 2014, 14:00:37

You've seen the teaser, now see the video. Umlilo, is back with his fifth music video single, 'Magic Man' from his upcoming EP, 'Aluta'.  Produced by Umlilo, 'Magic Man' is an electronic fusion of different sounds ranging from dark post-dub with afro-dancehall accents to a baroque synth pop accompanied by Umlilo's powerful vocals. "Magic Man [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 23 2014, 12:52:21

Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Paris once more on Wednesday to march against Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip, the first authorised demonstration since a July 13 rally ended in clashes.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Jul 23 2014, 12:00:53

Guess what? Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic champion who is tried for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, turns out to be sane. He might still lose his temper, like the other day when VIP-ing it up in a fancy night club in Johannesburg or tweet ill-guided Bible verses, self-celebratory do-good pics or [...]

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