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November 11 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Nov 11 2014, 04:20:00

Swaziland's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Sibusiso Shongwe has called for a new law to further restrict the news media in the kingdom.

He said Members of the Swazi Parliament should create legislation as soon as possible to regulate the media.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Nov 11 2014, 01:59:23

A South Korean court on Tuesday handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people.

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November 10 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Nov 10 2014, 19:07:43

A New York doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola after working with patients in West Africa will be released on Tuesday from a hospital where he has been treated for the disease, the hospital said.

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From Zambian Economist Mon Nov 10 2014, 16:49:00

Editor's note:  The article below is taken from a VoxEU publication 'Drug quality and global trade' by Attaran et al. It finds that drug quality is poorer among Indian-labelled drugs purchased inside African countries than among those purchased inside India or middle-income countries. 

Data from the Pharmaceutical Security Institute indicate that poor-quality medicines were found in 124 countries in 2011, with the problem more severe in low- and mid-income countries than in developed countries (IOM 2013). While much attention has been focused on intellectual property rights protection (notably issues surrounding the WTO's TRIPS agreement), poor-quality samples were more prevalent in cheap, generic drugs than in expensive, innovator-branded drugs when we tested drug samples ...

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From Enough blogs Mon Nov 10 2014, 14:51:50

Editor's Note: This post was written by Enough Project intern Ann Anosike.

For nearly two decades, eastern Congo has been vexed by widespread violence and atrocities that threaten regional stability. Armed groups continue to use rape as a weapon of war and force children to fight as soldiers.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Nov 10 2014, 12:22:16

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November...

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Nov 10 2014, 11:20:58

If you tell a lie enough times then people will start believing it as gospel. You know, stuff like 'He's not that sort of player' or 'Actually it's about ethics in games journalism.' The football world is replete with this sort of thing. First there's The Guardian's presentation of Luis Suárez's interview with Simon Hattenstone. [...]

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From Constitutionally Speaking Mon Nov 10 2014, 08:36:10

Steve Hofmeyr and his supporters claim that a puppet called Chester Missing has infringed on his right to freedom of expression by challenging his racist statements and by challenging his sponsors for supporting his racism. They do not seem to understand that your right to freedom of expression does not always give you a right [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Nov 10 2014, 08:00:48

Africa is a Radio Episode 7 touches down in Nigeria, and quickly heads over to Burkina Faso to soundtrack recent events happening in that country. From political events in Burkina Faso, we head over to a different kind of popular uprising -- the Salsa Urbana sounds out of Colombia. From there we go electronic via [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Nov 10 2014, 08:00:11

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and gravely wounded in Tel Aviv Monday by a Palestinian suspect from the West Bank, police said. A Palestinian man was fatally shot after stabbing three Israelis, killing one, in a separate attack in the West Bank.

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