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September 16 2014

From Africa in Transition Tue Sep 16 2014, 12:11:26

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 16 2014, 08:33:43

Two key branches of al Qaeda in Yemen and North Africa called Tuesday for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 16 2014, 08:19:57

France's parliament on Monday began to debate a new anti-terrorism bill that aims to stop would-be jihadists from travelling to foreign battlefields. FRANCE 24 spoke with two security experts who said a new law was "absolutely necessary".

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 16 2014, 02:03:03

The United States is preparing to send 3,000 US military personnel to provide medical and logistical support to the overwhelmed local healthcare systems struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 16 2014, 01:45:46

France's embattled Socialist government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President François Hollande's popularity at a record low.

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From Constitutionally Speaking Tue Sep 16 2014, 01:22:25

In response to a letter written to him by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela about his failure to respond appropriately to her findings regarding the renovations at state expense of his private home at Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma questioned the Public Protector's interpretation of the scope of her powers. Although no South African court has given [...]

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September 15 2014

From Emergent Africa Mon Sep 15 2014, 22:50:00

Edgar Pieterse asks:

Edgar Pieterse, professor at the University of Cape Town and the founding director of the African Centre for Cities, in this lecture puts forward the concept of the underlying logics of slum urbanism. A logic which in turn manifests in an overall urban form that can be characterised as 'extreme splintered urbanism'--a pattern of urban development that manifests in sharp urban divides, the privatisation of key urban services and infrastructure linked to large-scale slum neglect over long periods of time. H/T @designlemon

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From Emergent Africa Mon Sep 15 2014, 22:05:00

Nate Beard writing in the Unreasonable Insitute, founded by Maalik Fahd Kayondo

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From Enough blogs Mon Sep 15 2014, 17:13:46

Editor's Note: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Naafeh Dhillon.

In the past week, Sudanese activists have launched two dynamic campaigns that draw attention to their government's ongoing crimes and call on the international community to respond with decisive action. Sudan Democracy First Group, a civil society organization dedicated to democratic transformation in Sudan, marked the third anniversary of the resumption of civil war in Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains with a public art campaign highlighting the government's ongoing aerial bombardment of both areas. In a complementary effort, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, a human rights group based in Sudan, launched its own campaign calling for stronger human rights monitoring in the country. Both efforts ...

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From Africa in Transition Mon Sep 15 2014, 15:56:59

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September...

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