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October 8 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Oct 8 2014, 10:30:05

The Oktoberfest in Munich may be over, but a curious debate sparked by the annual Bavarian bierfest is lingering like a bad hangover. Is it racist to put up targets portraying black people for fairgoers to shoot at? Yes, in Germany this is treated as a question to be answered with yes or no. This [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Oct 8 2014, 10:00:55

Moussa Sene Absa is a Senegalese filmmaker, artist and songwriter. What is your first film memory? It happened during the school holidays the year I turned ten in 1968. As a reward for my good grades my uncle took me to the cinema to watch [view whole blog post ]




From Africa in Transition Wed Oct 8 2014, 09:55:39

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Allen...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 8 2014, 09:30:33

French President François Hollande has thrown his support behind a Turkish proposal to create a buffer zone on its border with Syria to protect displaced people, his office announced on Wednesday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 8 2014, 06:08:05

Struggling French flag carrier Air France on Wednesday said last month's two-week strike would have an impact of around 500 million euros on its bottom line for this year.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 8 2014, 03:38:14

A fire broke out at the French Cultural Centre in Gaza Tuesday night after two explosions were heard at the site. There were no reports of injuries, and a diplomatic source said the cause of the blasts was "probably criminal".

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 8 2014, 02:01:13

Kurdish protesters clashed with police in several Turkish towns and cities late Tuesday, leaving at least a dozen dead as anger over Ankara's perceived inaction in the fight against jihadists at the Syrian border mounted.

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From Global Voices » Egypt Wed Oct 8 2014, 02:00:59

Global Voices turns 10 this year, so let's get to know some of our many contributors, like Mohamed ElGohary, board member, Lingua translation coordinator, Arabic Lingua editor and author.

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From Constitutionally Speaking Wed Oct 8 2014, 01:32:26

Extracts from the so-called "spy tapes" (for some inexplicable reason the complete version has not yet been made available) reveal that former Scorpions head Leonard McCarthy is both an inveterate gossip and a staunch Thabo Mbeki supporter. What the tapes do not provide are credible legal reasons for dropping more than 700 criminal charges against [...]

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From iRevolution Wed Oct 8 2014, 01:00:09

Colleagues Matthew Cua, Charles Devaney and others recently co-authored this excellent study on their latest use of low-cost UAVs/drones for post-disaster assessments, environmental development and infrastructure development. They describe the "streamlined workflow--flight planning and data acquisition, post-processing, data delivery and collaborative sharing," that ... Continue reading →

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