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April 16 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 16:56:19

Algerians head to the polls on Thursday for an election that looks certain to hand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office. FRANCE 24 spoke to residents of Algiers, where the mood appears to lurch between indifference and despair.

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From Enough blogs Wed Apr 16 2014, 16:03:55

Actor and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui joined hip hop artist Omékongo Dibinga and Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier on a HuffPo Live segment to discuss the growing movement for peace in Congo and launch a new music video, "Congo on the Come Up."

Watch the segment now:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 14:38:20

Ukraine's military "offensive" to reassert control over its troubled eastern regions suffered a string of humiliating setbacks on Wednesday as pro-Russia separatists seized several Ukrainian army vehicles and stripped some troops of their ammunition.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Apr 16 2014, 12:12:11

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Allen is...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 11:50:45

Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suffered gunshot wounds in an ambush on Tuesday. Park officials say his injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 10:13:58

In "Capital in the 21st Century", Thomas Piketty argues that capitalism in its current form leads to unsustainable inequality. He has met top officials in Washington and will give an eagerly awaited live-streamed conference in New York on Wednesday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 09:31:39

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country's generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by €50 billion, announcing a state pension freeze and a trimmed budget for social benefits and healthcare.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Apr 16 2014, 06:06:31

Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Wed Apr 16 2014, 04:46:00

Police and court officials in Swaziland have been caught on the hop by the support given to the magazine editor and human rights lawyer presently in jail awaiting trial on charges arising from criticisms they made of the judiciary in the kingdom.

At the latest hearing in the Swazi High Court, relatives and supporters of Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and lawyer Thulani Maseko were denied entry into the courtroom.

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April 15 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 15 2014, 22:56:53

Members of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

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