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August 29 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 17:47:06

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 13:22:40

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the international community must be "firm" with Russia, warning that Russia could face further sanctions if it fails to change tack on Ukraine.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 10:46:33

French police have launched a manhunt for a mentally ill British man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he had been committed for the brutal murder of his cellmate.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 09:00:41

Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, became the region's fifth country to confirm a case of Ebola on Friday after a student arrived from neighbouring Guinea carrying the disease.

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From iRevolution Fri Aug 29 2014, 08:42:57

GoogleX is building and flying UAVs in the Australian outback. Codenamed Project Wing, Google's super stealthy initiative was just announced to the public via The Atlantic in this exclusive article. The hybrid UAV delivers small packages by hovering in place (pictured above) and lowering it's payloads using a thin ... Continue reading →

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From Emergent Africa Fri Aug 29 2014, 07:56:00

Relevant strategies for those looking to challenge Boko Haram,al-Shabaab etc. Maajid Nawaz writing in War on Rocks:

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From Emergent Africa Fri Aug 29 2014, 07:33:00

More debunking of the 'Africa Rising' hype. Morten Jerven writing in African Arguments:

Before, during and after the US Africa summit one of the most frequently repeated factoids supporting the Africa Rising meme was that 'seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa.' In reality this is both a far less accurate and much less impressive statistic than it sounds. More generally, narratives on African economic development tend to be loosely connected to facts, and instead are driven more by hype...[continue reading]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 06:34:06

Ukraine's embattled government said Friday it wants to join the Western military alliance as the UN said nearly 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine in the past five months, amid growing evidence of Russian involvement in intensified fighting.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 04:32:45

Its economy may be in the doldrums, but France has at least one good reason to remain hopeful about the future. Almost one third of the world's brightest, young economists have French passports, according to the IMF.

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