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July 15 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 15 2014, 12:23:08

Around 30 recently installed escalators in Paris Metro stations will need to be replaced because they are too wide, in an embarrassing blunder set to cost millions of euros to fix, transport chiefs admitted to a French newspaper Tuesday.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Jul 15 2014, 10:00:29

My first introduction to Comrade Nadine was through her writing during my student activist days in the mid-1970s and later when I was serving five years on Robben Island as a political prisoner from 1979 to 1984. Her writing struck me so powerfully as it spoke of the lived experiences of people like me fighting [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Jul 15 2014, 09:00:03

Cape Town's self-proclaimed two dope boyz Uno and Jimmy Flexx are Ill Skillz. At the end of 2013 they released Notes from the Native Yard (NFTNY), a collection of songs steeped in the tradition of great storytellers with its lucid detail and raw emotion, and driven by stellar production from beat-gods Hipe and J-One, among [...]

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From iRevolution Tue Jul 15 2014, 08:23:11

The first version of the Humanitarian UAV Network's Crisis Map of UAV/aerial videos is now live on the Network's website. The crowdsourced map features dozens of aerial videos of recent disasters. Like social media, this new medium--user-generated (aerial) content--can be used by humanitarian organizations ... Continue reading →

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From Emergent Africa Tue Jul 15 2014, 07:36:00

Philip Effiong writes in Africa Unbound:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 15 2014, 07:19:26

Tens of thousands packed the streets of Berlin on Tuesday to welcome home the triumphant German football team after their World Cup win in Brazil.

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From Emergent Africa Tue Jul 15 2014, 06:09:00

Asking a question that has long been answered. Holly Young in conversation with Junior Davies at the Guardian:

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Jul 15 2014, 06:00:30

A few days ago, FIFA once again, suspended Nigeria from international football. On History Class today, we will take a look at the remote causes of that, and attempt to compare it with Nigeria's politics. This will not be the first time that the big stick is being wielded on Nigeria, it probably won't be [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Jul 15 2014, 05:32:07

Palestinian health workers in Gaza are once again scrambling to cope with the casualties from the latest Israeli airstrikes which have killed nearly 200 people. FRANCE 24's Gallagher Fenwick took a ride with an ambulance team.

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From Emergent Africa Tue Jul 15 2014, 05:11:00

Continuing on the crisis of un-captured value. In Africa Unbound:

A $100 bar of raw iron is worth $200 when forged into drinking cups in Africa, $65,000 when forged into needles in Asia, $5 million when forged into watch springs in Europe. How can this be? European intellectual capital - the collective knowledge of its people - allows a $100 raw iron bar to command a 50,000-fold increase! It could be said, therefore, that a lack of intellectual capital is the root cause of poverty.

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