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November 14 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 14:36:57

European Space Agency scientists faced an anxious wait on Friday to see if a probe landed on a comet has enough power left to send results of a drill down into its surface back to Earth 500 million km (300 million miles) away.

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 14:00:59

I remember being awe-struck by a picture I saw in on the Sunday papers somewhere around 2005. The members looked militant in their shades and flowing locks. There was a sense of urgency in the female lead's look which stuck with me: black shades, black beret, all-black everything! They reminded me of Peter Tosh and the [...]

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From Africa in Transition Fri Nov 14 2014, 12:54:54

Across the racial rainbow, South Africans love sports. They excel in individual sports, such as golf, but also team sports....

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 12:00:16

As it stands the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) may not take place as advertised next January in Morocco anymore (let's hope it does or only gets delayed to next summer). One thing we know for sure is there will be cool gear. This summer, while watching the World Cup around the city (in 3 of the 5 boroughs), [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 11:34:40

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, was hospitalised in the Alpine city of Grenoble on Thursday, a French police source said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 10:56:43

Boko Haram has seized the town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, from where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped more than six months ago, a local pastor and a senator told AFP on Friday.

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 10:00:40

Latin America is a Country is a website against the popular idea that everything below Texas is a huge country called Mexico where everyone eats tacos. The title is ironic, clearly. Mexico is a country, as Puerto Rico, Ecuador or Argentina. But Latin America is not. This is an invitation to re-think what Latin America is [...]

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From Emergent Africa Fri Nov 14 2014, 09:28:00

From Baudouin Mouanda part of the The New African Photography series on Al Jazeera:

In Congolese Dreams , we follow Mouanda as he works on his latest project, The Dream. Through this project, he explores beauty in unlikely places -- by asking women to pose in the same white wedding dress in different locations - from rubbish dumps to crowded trains.via This Is Africa

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 08:00:04

This week's Digital Archive is inspired by Duane Jethro's recent post on the Mandela Ray Ban Statue in Cape Town, in which he refers to this new art installation as "vandalism of Nelson Mandela's legacy."  This is just the most recent in a string of excellent pieces which have forced a rethinking of the construction [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 07:13:35

Equatorial Guinea has been chosen to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, replacing Morocco, which was disqualified earlier this week after it called for a postponement of the tournament over fears of the spread of Ebola.

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