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July 14 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 16:12:09

Egypt proposed an initiative on Monday aimed at stopping the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, state news agency MENA said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 15:52:54

France invited World War I re-enactment groups from across the world to attend the 2014 Bastille Day celebrations, as Paris marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Jul 14 2014, 15:04:46

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 5...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 10:58:42

Spain's Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after suffering a heavy crash during the 10th stage.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Jul 14 2014, 09:50:00

The head of Swaziland's civil aviation authority has admitted that it has failed to convince the Swazi public that the new King Mswati III Airport has any use.

Solomon Dube, Director of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA), was reacting to news that the airport, formerly known as Sikhuphe, did not have office space to accommodate airlines using the airport nor did it have hangars for aircraft.

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allAfrica.com news stories in this entry:
Swaziland:   Naming and Shaming (analysis)
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
18 March 2014

When he launched his - sorry Swaziland's - brand new airport, King Mswati III was determined to make a clear point to all the detractors who had criticised the project over the years. So in front of ... [read more]




From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Jul 14 2014, 09:00:37

Africa is a Country has written plenty in the past on problematic advertising, particularly that which rides on racial and sexist stereotypes, and tropes about the African continent. Invariably, the common thread that runs through many of these ads--especially the ones that ostensibly promote a social cause, like SAB's victim-blaming'You Decide' billboard or Woolworths' black labourers-white [...]

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From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Jul 14 2014, 09:00:00

Swaziland's only independent comment magazine has been banned from a jail in the kingdom because it is 'political', while the newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati is allowed.

The Nationmagazine, which is currently at the centre of a High Court case involving freedom of the media, is banned at Zakhele Remand Centre, where a number of pro-democracy activists are in jail awaiting trial.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 04:16:16

The smell of scorched sugar and anise liquor floated through upper Manhattan on Sunday as Francophiles from across the city headed to 60th Street to seek out chocolate crêpes and iced pastis at New York's annual celebration of French indulgences.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 04:05:51

France traditionally marks the start of the French Revolution on July 14 with festive displays of fireworks and parties. But this year, the military parade on the Champs-Elysées also features a sombre World War I centennial commemoration.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 14 2014, 03:59:00

An unprecedented operation to refloat the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner began Monday, with salvage workers successfully raising the now-rusty ship from where it ran aground off the Italian coast in January 2012, killing 32 people.

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