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April 18 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Fri Apr 18 2014, 17:46:22

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 16:32:49

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 15:35:36

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Apr 18 2014, 14:27:45

Listen to Africa is a Country Radio every month on Groovalizacion. March's episode was the first one, and it features music from Sierra Leone, Angola, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, Nigeria, Ghana, and more! Old episodes will be archived on the site here, and via our new Mixcloud account. Last month's show is streaming below. Look out for the next [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 13:35:19

Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev's new interim government resigns.

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From Enough blogs Fri Apr 18 2014, 12:11:30

On Tuesday, April 15, the director of Africa's oldest national park, Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, was shot by unknown gunmen in North Kivu. Human Rights Watch and the Enough Project released the following statements following the attack on Mr. Emmanuel De Merode:

Ida Sawyer, Senior Congo Researcher at Human Rights Watch said:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 11:44:58

Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.

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From Enough blogs Fri Apr 18 2014, 11:23:11

Editor's Note: This op-ed authored by Akshaya Kumar originally appeared on Al Jazeera America.

Earlier this month, Sudan's paramilitary Janjaweed forces razed 127 empty villages in Darfur to the ground. According to reports in local media, this was their second rampage over the same territory in as many months. However, the Khartoum-backed Arab militiamen were not there to kill this time. All the people in the affected villages were long gone. The latest incursion offers evidence of a much more chilling "intent to destroy" those who once lived there.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 10:40:44

Algeria's 77-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on Friday for a fourth term despite his frail health, in a vote marred by low turnout and accusations of "massive fraud" from his main opposition challenger.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 09:37:04

It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York", based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.

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