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October 14 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 14 2014, 08:00:20

Cultural Anthropology published a series of articles last week called "Ebola in Perspective." Curated by Danny Hoffman and Mary Moran, two experts on crisis in the Mano River region, the series is an attempt to give deeper insight into international crises making headlines today. I contributed my own entry looking at the role of popular music [...]

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From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Oct 14 2014, 07:59:00

Trade union and business federations have not been banned in Swaziland, but they are illegal, according to Winnie Magagula, the kingdom's Minister of Labour and Social Security.

Her statement has led to confusion in the kingdom and condemnation from trade unions and pro-democracy organisations across the world.

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allAfrica.com news stories in this entry:
South Africa:   Cosatu Condemns Swazi Crackdown On Unions (press release)
Congress of South African Trade Unions
10 October 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the Swaziland Government's order that all workers and employers federations must stop all operations with immediate effect. [read more]




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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