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October 2 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 2 2014, 03:42:49

Former president Jacques Chirac has endorsed ex-prime minister Alain Juppé for president in the 2017 election, in what is widely seen as yet another barbed snub aimed at Nicolas Sarkozy.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Oct 2 2014, 03:00:55

This July it was announced that Tim Noakes,who rose to prominence as a respected sports scientist as the University of Cape Town, is in talks with Derek Carstens, former First Rand Bank executive and now Karoo farmer, about improving the diets of farm workers. Noakes, who has a following in Cape Town, has recently gained [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Oct 2 2014, 01:50:28

Hector Beltran Leyva, one of Mexico's most infamous drug lords, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees.

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October 1 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 1 2014, 22:06:03

The US and China openly clashed Wednesday over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate "illegal acts".

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From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 1 2014, 18:18:00

Joi Ito writes:

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From Zambian Economist Wed Oct 1 2014, 17:56:00

By Elias Chipimo

Let me start with a surprising statement: every finance minister since 1997 has been refunding mining companies for the VAT that they pay when they bring goods and equipment into this country. This includes Edith Nawakwi (under President Chiluba), Peter Magande (under President Mwanawasa) and Situmbeko Musokotwane (under President Banda).

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 1 2014, 16:20:55

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday blasted the US health agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) for their latest estimates on the expected number of new Ebola cases.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Oct 1 2014, 16:17:05

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday amid recent revelations of significant security lapses at the White House and on US President Barack Obama's security detail.

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From Enough blogs Wed Oct 1 2014, 14:21:20

Sudan's second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the "lost boys" to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the "lost girls" of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender based violence.

Though the plight of the lost boys is well known, the story of Sudan's lost girls is often overlooked. While the new feature film The Good Lie documents the story of three lost boys and their sister's journey to the United States, the reality for Sudan's lost girls is that few were afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts, although they faced many of the same challenges.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Oct 1 2014, 12:57:12

This is a guest post by Colonel Clint Hinote. He is the 2014-2015 U.S. Air Force Military Fellow at the...

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