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September 23 2014

From iRevolution Tue Sep 23 2014, 11:37:59

My colleagues Catie Balard and Steven Livingston have just published the results of their empirical study on the impact of citizen-based crowdsourced election monitoring. Readers of iRevolution may recall that my doctoral dissertation analyzed the use of crowdsourcing in repressive environments and specifically ... Continue reading →

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Sep 23 2014, 11:30:55

Shaki Kamara was a 15-year-old Liberian boy who lived in Monrovia's notorious and misunderstood neighborhood of West Point. He was one of the casualties of the awful Ebola epidemic that's gripping Liberia, but he didn't die of the virus. Shaki was shot by Liberian security forces in an altercation with residents of the neighborhood after [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 23 2014, 10:57:53

French President François Hollande announced that France will contribute $1 billion to a near-empty global fund to help developing nations adapt to the effects of climate change as he spoke at a United Nations climate summit on Tuesday.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Sep 23 2014, 10:20:30

I was in Conakry when reports first surfaced of cases of the Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in the Forest Region of Guinea.  There had never been an Ebola outbreak outside of Central Africa before.  Initially, my colleagues and I were unconcerned about its ability to impact our lives. We joked about switching from handshakes to [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 23 2014, 09:25:10

Three suspected jihadists, including the partner of Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah's sister, were detained at Paris's Orly Airport on Tuesday, the French Interior Ministry has said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 23 2014, 05:55:05

Israel's military said it had shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday - in recent weeks the scene of fierce clashes between the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 23 2014, 02:09:01

We take you on a guided tour of Paris - but don't expect just another report on the French capital's iconic landmarks. We're showing you the city's cultural diversity, and today our reporters head to two neighbourhoods where the heart of Africa beats.

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From White African Tue Sep 23 2014, 01:18:19

This year at Pivot East I had my first look at Sendy, which does for motorcycle courier deliveries and customers in Nairobi, what Uber did for taxis and passengers in San Francisco. At its heart, Sendy is about bringing the vast and growing motorcycle courier and delivery network in Africa into the digital and networked [...]

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September 22 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Sep 22 2014, 22:24:06

The United States and partner nations have begun airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday. The strikes involved fighter, bomber and missiles fired from ships in the region.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Sep 22 2014, 16:23:08

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

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