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October 15 2014

From Africa in Transition Wed Oct 15 2014, 11:15:35

This is a guest post by Brooks Marmon, Accountability Architect at the Accountability Lab.  Brooks was previously based in the...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:50:20

The Serbian FA (FSS) blamed their Albanian rivals for incidents which forced Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier to be abandoned but will press for several dozen home fans who invaded the pitch to be charged, the governing body said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:43:23

At a cemetery on the Turkish side of the Syria-Turkey border, a group of mourners chant, "martyrs never die," as the bodies of fallen Kurdish fighters are lowered into their graves. Watch FRANCE 24's report.

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From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:23:00

Pankaj Mishra in the Guardian:

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:00:38

The South African filmmaker and screenwriter Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, who made his feature film directorial debut with the stylish noir, "A Small Town Called Descent". has over a decade long career spanning an entire spectrum of styles and genres. His documentary and feature film work has enjoyed screenings at various prestigious international film festivals i.a. [...]

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From Swazi Media Commentary Wed Oct 15 2014, 07:59:00

More than three in ten people in Swaziland are undernourished, a new report reveals.

And, unlike many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa where hunger has been decreasing, Swaziland is an exception, the Global Hunger Index reveals.

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allAfrica.com news stories in this entry:
Swaziland:   Hunger Costs 3.1 Percent of GDP (news)
United Nations World Food Programme
18 July 2013

The African Kingdom of Swaziland loses roughly 3.1 percent of its GDP every year due to the long-term impacts of hunger, a new study assessing the economic impact of malnutrition across Africa has ... [read more]




From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 15 2014, 06:18:15

Texas health officials said Wednesday that a second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola at the Dallas hospital that treated the first patient in the United States to be diagnosed with the disease.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 15 2014, 03:29:26

Mexican officials said Tuesday that DNA from 43 students who went missing more than two weeks ago didn't match samples taken at a mass grave uncovered in the wake of their disappearance, deepening the intrigue surrounding the southern city of Iguala.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 15 2014, 01:36:36

Leading American philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky commended the British parliamentary vote to recognise the Palestinian Territories as a state on Wednesday but stressed that the US held the keys to a Palestinian state.

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October 14 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Oct 14 2014, 20:34:00

The first time I heard about the LifeBuoy Global Handwashing Day was through +Vanessa Kavi, a +Unilever employee contacted me about getting volunteers. We were neck deep in planning the second edition of the yearly National Volunteer Day. Unilever was interested in supporting and wanted the +Ghana Volunteer Program to help them meet a goal. Connecting volunteers to volunteer activities is GVP's mandate so this partnership was set. A couple of weeks later, on October 15th to be precise, on Global Handwashing Day, over 233 Ghanaians will be contributing their time and effort to help a child reach 5. Kudos to +Felix Nartey +Ela Asare +Gerald Sowah +William Osilaja Boampong +Enock Seth Nyamador and +krystabel vorsah for leading this charge.

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