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October 17 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Oct 17 2014, 15:00:15

After Africa Is A Country learned that the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) appointed former Spice girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham as a Goodwill Ambassador, our team decided to debate, "What does it take to take to become a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador?" Here's what we came up with as a way to [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 17 2014, 13:59:33

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen warned Friday that the gap between the rich and poor in the United States is widening and has reached a near 100-year high.

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From Enough blogs Fri Oct 17 2014, 13:54:41

Editor's note: This guest post originally appeared on Hunger Notes and was written by Steve Hansch, a Hunger Notes editor and a member of the World Hunger Education Service Board of Directors with more than 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of aid programs, particularly humanitarian mitigation, relief and recovery.

The Good Lie is not merely a great movie, it's also a beautiful movie. What can you say about a movie where the scenes depicted in the closing credits are more powerful than most whole movies from the last decade?

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Oct 17 2014, 13:00:53

When the first case of Ebola reached U.S. soil last month, the world finally began to pay attention--but not in the right way.  In December 2013 the Ebola virus appeared for the first time in rural Guinea. No one imagined then that it would set-off the devastation that is sweeping across West Africa or the [...]

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From Africa in Transition Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:40:34

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:27:31

FRANCE 24's Katerina Vitozzi reports from the Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia's Bong county. Most of the 4,500 reported victims of the deadly virus so far have been in Liberia and neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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From Zambian Economist Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:06:00

I have been forgetting to share this document, though I suspect many of you may already have downloaded it from other sources. This is the plan that defines what the Patriotic Front are allegedly aiming for in Zambia as they seek re-election in 2016.

Copyright © Zambian Economist 2014

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 17 2014, 10:49:02

Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok, the defence chief said on Friday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 17 2014, 09:53:49

It's supposed to resemble a Christmas tree - but for many in Paris a giant green inflatable object currently decorating Paris's up-market Place Vendome is little more than an anal plug of eye-watering proportions.

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From Emergent Africa Fri Oct 17 2014, 07:34:00

A Voice Online profile:

When director Destiny Ekaragha set her sights on filmmaking, she had one clear goal.

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