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August 7 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 15:43:30

France on Thursday pledged "support" for forces battling Islamic militants in Iraq amid growing Western concern over continuing advances by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL).

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From Africa in Transition Thu Aug 7 2014, 14:49:28

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The...

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From Emergent Africa Thu Aug 7 2014, 14:34:00

From Nigeria Health Watch

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 12:52:16

Flanked by the requisite Kalashnikov and black Salafist flag, reclusive Malian diplomat-turned jihadist leader Iyad Ag Ghali targets France and French interests in the region in a rare video statement this week.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 11:15:54

Doctors on the French Riviera have treated 17 people for dengue fever and chikungunya this year, amid fears that a decade-long invasion of Asian tiger mosquitoes in the region could spread the tropical diseases.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 09:57:55

Voice recordings taken from the cockpit of Air Algérie flight AH5017, which crashed in Mali killing 116 people last month, are "unusable", French investigators attempting to determine the cause of the crash said Thursday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 06:23:07

As the death toll from Ebola mounts, with victims including health workers, some Liberians are staying away from hospitals and opting for self-medication.

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From Zambian Economist Thu Aug 7 2014, 03:24:00

Editor's note: an important recent ministerial statement on the 'Road Rehabilitation and Construction in Zambia' by the Transport Minister Yamfwa Mukanga MP. This is an helpful and unfiltered statement on where road construction is at present. We have made some minor editorial changes to enhance readability. 

The Road Development Agency (RDA) was established by the Public Roads Act No.12 of 2002 with the following specific functions: "To provide for the care, maintenance and construction of public roads in Zambia; to regulate maximum weights permissible for transport on roads; and to provide for matters connected with and incidental to the foregoing"

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 7 2014, 01:47:21

A police sergeant suspected of having stolen 52kg (115 pounds) of cocaine from the Paris police headquarters was placed under formal investigation for theft on Wednesday, a judicial source said.

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August 6 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Aug 6 2014, 21:06:44

The United States will step up its support for the African militaries battling Islamic extremists or conducting dangerous peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

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