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July 29 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 29 2014, 09:10:23

France on Tuesday handed over to Belgium a French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Jul 29 2014, 09:00:52

Last week the second Cape Town World Music Festival (CTWMF) took place, and warmed up a very cold and wet "Mother City" weekend. The notoriously lax Cape Town audience (myself included) got out from under our duvets to check out some of the best bands in South Africa, as well as some international acts, such as [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 29 2014, 08:04:31

Pressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris and the jailing of two of its supporters over a bomb plot.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 29 2014, 07:57:41

Rwanda's National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 29 2014, 02:55:08

Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 29 2014, 01:46:10

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday, in the heaviest bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

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From iRevolution Tue Jul 29 2014, 01:00:21

I've been advocating for the development of a "Match.com" for disaster response since early 2010. Such a platform would serve to quickly match hyperlocal needs with relevant resources available at the local and national level, thus facilitating and accelerating self-organization following ... Continue reading →

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July 28 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 28 2014, 19:22:08

The United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accused Moscow of violating a 1987 arms control treaty.

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From Zambian Economist Mon Jul 28 2014, 16:52:00

Editor's note : An important article on the ongoing attack on press freedom in Zambia by Bruce Chooma. Media freedom is important because as Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen reminds us "development is freedom". The work of journalists is becoming increasingly difficult in Zambia due to growing intolerance by the state to independent media and a rise in cases of harassment of journalists. A recent report by Freedom House, a US based human rights organisation showed that in 2013, Zambia fell 21 places from 72 to 93 out of 180 and landed in the category of states that are classified as "not free". 

The Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) recently joined many other organisations in raising alarm at the deteriorating state of press freedoms in Zambia. In their statement to the media the ...

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