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September 30 2014

From iRevolution Tue Sep 30 2014, 04:54:02

Three years ago, 167 digital volunteers and I combed through satellite imagery of Somalia to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on this joint project. The purpose of this digital humanitarian effort was to identify how many Somalis had been displaced (easily ... Continue reading →

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 30 2014, 04:12:24

In a small corner of the major international fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, dramatic scenes have been unfolding on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 30 2014, 03:48:05

The growing number of Iraqis fleeing the Islamic State extremist group has put a strain on the country's northern Dohuk region, where refugee camps are already stretched thin by those displaced by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Sep 30 2014, 03:00:16

"You've got a car? It's less than two hours from here" says a Rasta woman I've known for a total of ten minutes. In that time, she's managed to convince me to travel with her to a town nearby (or was it me trying to convince her?) on a hunt for medicinal herbs. The ganja in [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 30 2014, 01:48:12

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong's streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades in defiance of a call by the city's leader for an immediate end to demonstrations.

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September 29 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Sep 29 2014, 18:39:43

Editor's note: This guest post originally appeared on the i-ACT blog and was written by Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, i-ACT Director of Operations and Community Involvement.

Gabriel and I had the honor of attending a special premier of The Good Lie last night at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. I had seen the trailer, but I was worried it was going to minimize the true story of the Lost Boys of Sudan and not reflect the experiences of resettled refugees in America. I was wrong.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Sep 29 2014, 17:50:39

The South African filmmaker Aryan Kaganof has collaborated with parliamentarian Andile Mngxitama on a booklength collaboration, From a Place of Blackness. Bongani Kona, in a review for Chimurenga Chronic, says it is not book, but "... a collage of sorts, a collection of off-the-cuff email and sms exchanges, newspaper extracts, provocative artworks, essays, poetry and quotes culled from canonical literature on blackness [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Sep 29 2014, 16:39:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised a "razor sharp" speech at the UN General Assembly, and he didn't disappoint.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Sep 29 2014, 16:34:00

Turkey's government could seek parliament's approval for military action against the Islamic State (IS) organisation within the next 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the latest sign of the country's changing stance on combating the jihadist group.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Sep 29 2014, 15:56:09

Six years after the financial crisis brought Wall Street to its knees, a Washington trial starting Monday will force policy makers to defend the drastic measures they took to prevent a deeper collapse.

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