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November 6 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Nov 6 2014, 08:30:43

The videos of the TED Global 2014 lecture series are not out yet. But if the follow-up blogposts are anything to go by, we can anticipate what Taiye Selasi will tell us in her presentation. As far as I can tell from Thu-Huong Ha's quick summary of her talk, Selasi sang the same song she's [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Nov 6 2014, 06:00:15

Last month, Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo would have turned 65 years old. But on February 25, 1991, an apartheid hit squad murdered the traditional leader and Contralesa president as he pulled into the driveway of his home. Maphumulo's assassination sent shockwaves across the Pietermaritzburg communities that had come to know him as the "peace chief" for [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 6 2014, 05:41:50

More than 300 companies, including PepsiCo Inc, AIG Inc and Deutsche Bank AG, secured secret deals from Luxembourg to slash their tax bills, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 6 2014, 03:43:34

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday he was determined to secure a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand full cooperation in the investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 6 2014, 03:30:34

Siar took a bullet in the foot, one in the leg, and another in the back. His tale is one of brutal combat in the battle for the Syrian border city of Kobane.

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November 5 2014

From Emergent Africa Wed Nov 5 2014, 17:46:00

From Poptech:

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito gives his unique take on the nature of rebellion and the need to foster a creative, rebel spirit in the leaders of tomorrow.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Nov 5 2014, 17:34:12

Burkina Faso's political parties and civil society leaders on Wednesday agreed in crisis talks that the country's political transition should last a year, with elections to be held in November 2015, a statement said.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Nov 5 2014, 17:02:52

Boko Haram is rightly notorious for its barbarism: whole-sale murder of adolescent boys in schools, the kidnapping of hundreds of...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Nov 5 2014, 15:39:14

President Barack Obama says he has heard the message from voters who put Republicans in power in the US Senate and extended their majority in the House of Representatives.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Nov 5 2014, 13:30:57

Long before Chris Rock wondered what was up with black women's hair ("Good Hair" 2009), black women in Africa were busy engaging in acts of self-fashioning that married their political sensibilities and their aesthetic leanings in ways that defied limitations of imagination and gravity. And photographer J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere was there to document that [...]

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