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October 14 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Oct 14 2014, 06:58:00

Salgaocar, a mining company in Swaziland half-owned by King Mswati III, has suspended operations, owing creditors approximately E42 million (US$4.2 million).

An application has been filed in the Swazi High Court to place the company under provisional judicial management. It is reported that 700 jobs could be lost.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 14 2014, 06:01:15

In the past few months, the jihadists of the Islamic State group (IS) have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. Click on the map below to find out which areas are under IS control.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 14 2014, 02:47:51

Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants were set Tuesday to mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.

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October 13 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 13 2014, 21:24:11

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Oct 13 2014, 14:37:41

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

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 13 2014, 14:34:49

Speaking on FRANCE 24, French economist Jean Tirole advocated Scandinavian-style labour market policies and government reform as a way of preserving France's social model.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 13 2014, 13:59:45

The case of a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian patient shows that the US needs to rethink how it addresses infection control as an outbreak of the virus spreads beyond West Africa, a top health official said Monday.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Oct 13 2014, 13:00:46

(photo via NBC news) Africa is a Radio episode 6 opens up with a transnational blend, combining remixes of Dotorado Pro's "African Scream" with its sample source: DJ Sbu & Zahara's "Lengoma." From there we travel around the world -from Ferguson to Havana to Monrovia- touching on the sonic imprints of the contemporary news cycle. [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Oct 13 2014, 11:41:43

Jean Tirole's Nobel Prize for economics caps a bumper harvest for French economists, whose growing recognition around the world is in stark contrast with the French economy's ailing health.

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From Emergent Africa Mon Oct 13 2014, 10:46:00

From the TED Blog:

 In 2012 Omoyele Sowore's home country of Nigeria overtook South Africa as the biggest economy in Africa. Yet as the country's celebrated growth and progress, earlier this year 273 school girls were abducted in northeast Nigeria. The government put out reports that the abductions were planned in order to disrupt the presiding party, and then reports that the girls had been released. For Sowore, this was a clear mandate: "To use everybody who is willing to liberate themselves from the clutches of a media that went into remission by itself." So he founded Sahara Reporters, a media platform that draws on the potential of citizen journalists to capture photos and videos of corruption in the region. When accused of portraying Africa in a backwards light, he says to his ...

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