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July 10 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:46:46

Big companies hiring in France will now have to accept anonymous CVs from job candidates, the country's highest administrative court ruled this week, in a bid to prevent racial discrimination in staffing choices.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:32:03

Chinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing fasting rituals during the month of Ramadan.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:00:18

In Chicago literary scholar Lauren Berlant's formulation, cruel optimism describes an object of desire that is, in her words, "actually an obstacle to your flourishing." This optimism becomes cruel, she explains, "when the object that draws your attachment actively impedes the aim that brought you to it initially." One example she gives, drawing upon the [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 03:12:04

With rockets raining deep inside Israel, its military pummelled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip while the first diplomatic efforts to end two full days of heavy fighting got under way.

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From Zambian Economist Thu Jul 10 2014, 03:11:00

A telling quote from a recent article on how mispricing and the opacity of commodities trading in Switzerland is contributing to Africa's underdevelopment :

Switzerland is a global hub for trade in commodities, and so exerts a significant influence on Africa's development. But critics say the way commodities are traded through the country is shrouded in opacity and this ultimately deprives developing regions such as Africa of revenue....

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July 9 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 9 2014, 23:27:10

Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed 14 people on Thursday including seven women and children, medics said, on the third deadly day of a widening military operation against the Palestinian enclave.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 9 2014, 14:45:44

Argentina and Holland battle for a place in the World Cup final in the shadow of the devastating display by Germany against Brazil in the first semi-final last night.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Jul 9 2014, 14:05:39

African elites generally do not like the International Criminal Court (ICC) that sits in the Hague. There is a widespread...

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From iRevolution Wed Jul 9 2014, 12:24:47

"What if, to solve our problems, we simply need to rise above them?" CartONG and France's OpenStreetMap (OSM) community recently teamed up to support OSM Haiti's disaster risk reduction efforts by deploying a small UAV, "which proved very useful for participatory mapping." The video ... Continue reading →

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 9 2014, 11:41:39

Chris Froome's hopes of winning a second consecutive Tour de France were dashed on Wednesday after he crashed out of the race in the fifth stage.

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