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October 31 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 31 2014, 03:17:56

A wave of panic sparked by pranksters dressing up as evil clowns and terrorising passers-by has spread across France in recent weeks. Now, one town has taken the step of banning anyone from wearing a clown costume, especially on Halloween.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 31 2014, 02:12:47

Russia agreed to resume gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine through the winter in an EU-brokered, multi-billion dollar deal signed by the three parties in Brussels on Thursday.

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October 30 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 30 2014, 17:44:55

Having spent years burnishing his credentials as Africa's peacemaker, Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaoré may not get a chance to broker a peace deal in his own country.

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From Enough blogs Thu Oct 30 2014, 17:23:06

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been a primary driver of corporate and regional policy change on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), helping create an economic incentive for ending exploitative mining practices and reforming the region's minerals sector. However, Dodd-Frank 1502 is only one component in a broad set of peacebuilding tools, and it must be accompanied by other initiatives to advance development of a responsible minerals trade that improves the livelihoods and security of people living in eastern Congo. These changes toward peace must include government and corporate responses, programs directly supporting the livelihoods of community members in eastern Congo, and full implementation of the regional ...

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Thu Oct 30 2014, 16:08:00

The time has come to host my profile somewhere on the web. There's no better place to start than here. :-)

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From Africa in Transition Thu Oct 30 2014, 15:35:58

Today, to nobody's surprise, President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesman announced that he would accept the ruling Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) nomination...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 30 2014, 14:53:18

Sweden became the first major Western country to officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday. The country's foreign minister tells FRANCE 24 why her government believes it is time other European countries followed suit.

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From Emergent Africa Thu Oct 30 2014, 14:47:00

Meron Estefanos at Oslo Freedom Forum:

Eritrean journalist and activist Meron Estefanos relates how her homeland has become one of the most brutal dictatorships in Africa after gaining independence from Ethiopia. In 2001, the Eritrean government cracked down on reformers, shutting down independent newspapers and churches and creating an indefinite service requirement for the country's youth, allowing the government to control younger generations...[continue reading]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 30 2014, 14:23:31

The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces, General Honoré Traoré, on Thursday announced the dissolution of the National Assembly as well as the creation of an interim government, which would lead the country for 12 months.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Oct 30 2014, 14:00:31

I have always held that the Nigerian god is far too kind. Kind to our political leaders in spite of their wickedness, kind to our religious leaders in spite of their hypocrisy, kind to our traditional leaders in spite of their complicity in all the mess we find ourselves in. And kind to foreigners. I [...]

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