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October 4 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Oct 4 2014, 02:14:15

A Chadian suffered serious burns after setting himself alight on Friday inside a French courthouse when his final chance at obtaining asylum was thrown out, the court said.

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October 3 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 3 2014, 16:42:45

A video posted online Friday purports to show an Islamic State militant beheading British hostage Alan Henning. The authenticity of the footage cannot be independently verified but it resembled similar videos released by the group.

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From Africa in Transition Fri Oct 3 2014, 15:03:27

For the past century or so, big mining corporations have pursued their operations in Africa, but their senior management, marketing,...

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From Enough blogs Fri Oct 3 2014, 14:49:21

Editor's Note: This op-ed by Mary Beth Goodman, Senior Advisor to the Enough Project and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, was originally posted on Think Progress

The stability of the U.S. dollar and the ease of its use even in remote corners of faraway lands make it the most exchanged currency in the world. It is the currency of choice to travelers and businessmen. The dollar is also the currency of choice for many terrorists, traffickers, and war criminals. From ISIS to the Lord's Resistance Army to the world's most brutal dictators and sanctioned war criminals, one common denominator is the need to move money to continue financing their operations. That often includes the need to obtain and use U.S. dollars.

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From Enough blogs Fri Oct 3 2014, 14:30:11

Editor's Note: This article by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, was originally posted in The Daily Beast

The Good Lie should be about the past. Unfortunately, a new war, rooted in the embers of the one that brought the Lost Boys and Girls to America, has engulfed South Sudan today.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 3 2014, 13:35:21

Hong Kong student leaders on Friday called off talks with the government aimed at bringing an end to mass pro-democracy demonstrations that have paralysed the city, after violent clashes broke out with opposing crowds at their protest camps.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Oct 3 2014, 13:33:30

Kurdish fighters mounted an increasingly desperate defence against the Islamic State group's advance on the Syrian town of Kobane on Friday, calling for international help and warning that the militants had advanced to within 1 kilometre of the city.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Oct 3 2014, 11:48:38

In June of 2014, My Africa Is decided to dive into Dakar, Senegal, a rarely talked about city on the West Coast of Africa. (We focused on Lagos, Nigeria in Season One). Dakar not only boast an amazingly hospitable population being the home of the "Teranga", but is a secret gem for european tourists, and [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Oct 3 2014, 11:03:03

Today the American network NBC announced publicly that friend (and contributor) of Africa is a Country, Ashoka Mukpo, is the freelance journalist who has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being flown to the United States for treatment (read Ashoka's thoughts on the root causes of the crisis here on Africa is a Country on September 23rd). As a [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Oct 3 2014, 10:00:43

Lodi Matsetela is a former copywriter cum a seasoned scriptwriter, director and a partner in Puo Pha Productions with Makgano Mamabolo. She has worked as a writer on many award-winning South African TV-series. She is the co-creator of the popular TV-series Society, and the director of the short film BFF (Best Friends Forever). Puo Pha Productions has worked [...]

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