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October 21 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 21 2014, 04:00:55

There is one photograph (above) of the late Thabiso Sekgala's that always reminds me of home. It is of lavender jacarandas lining a country road, paling a little from the brown dust and weak winter sun. The haze of purple is just past its prime, and the blossoms' fresh hopes are waning. Squat one-or two room [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 21 2014, 03:22:04

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine's Day of last year and to three years suspended for a firearms offence.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 21 2014, 03:12:42

Islamic State group militants launched a fresh assault on the Syrian city of Kobane late Monday, a day after the US military began air-dropping weapons to the Kurdish fighters defending the besieged town near the Turkish border.

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From iRevolution Tue Oct 21 2014, 01:00:50

There is currently no unified code of conduct for digital crowdsourcing efforts in the development, humanitarian or human rights space. As such, we propose the following principles (displayed below) as a way to catalyze a conversation on these issues and to improve ... Continue reading →

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From Constitutionally Speaking Tue Oct 21 2014, 00:43:17

Over the weekend, in a speech lauding the right to freedom of expression, President Jacob Zuma reportedly cautioned that rights -- such as freedom of expression -- should be balanced with responsibilities and that no one should assert their rights while trampling on the rights of others. The idea that you cannot (or should not) [...]

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October 20 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 20 2014, 23:02:53

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 20 2014, 16:54:59

Five years after New York's last French bookstore closed its doors, the city's francophones and francophiles are celebrating the opening of a charming new French bookstore on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 20 2014, 16:05:12

The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 20 2014, 14:44:57

News that vaccines to fight Ebola are being developed on both sides of the Atlantic has grabbed global media headlines as the world stands on the precipice of an epidemic. But which laboratory will be the first to get it to market?

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From iRevolution Mon Oct 20 2014, 13:22:52

Humanitarian organizations like the UN and Red Cross often face a deluge of social media data when disasters strike areas with a large digital footprint. This explains why my team and I have been working on AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for ... Continue reading →

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