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July 24 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Jul 24 2014, 14:07:50

Editor's Note: This blog was written by Raise Hope for Congo intern Nadia Ilunga.

On October 23, 2013, President Kabila stood in front of the Congolese National Assembly and pledged that he would "very soon" appoint a presidential  adviser to address the issues of sexual violence and child soldier recruitment. His pledge was part of a larger speech responding to the recommendations brought forth during the "concertations nationales", a period of national dialogue that had begun in September with the aim of addressing national cohesion, the functionality of state institutions, and the violence in the east. 

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 13:40:09

An Air Algérie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board vanished from radar over northern Mali early Thursday. French aviation expert Pierre Duval explains why it is highly unlikely the plane was hit by a missile.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 12:05:43

At least 15 people were killed and 200 wounded Thursday after Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school being used as a shelter in the northern Gaza Strip, the Gaza health ministry said, estimating the Palestinian death toll from the conflict at 750.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 24 2014, 11:00:04

Award-winning South African/Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso is the director of the feature films "Man on Ground" and "God Is African", the documentaries "Wole Soyinka - Child of the Forest," "Gathering the Scattered Cousins" and the short "Jesus and the Giant" among other films and TV-productions. Omotoso is also an actor, with roles in Andrew Nicol's Lord [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:00:00

Several times, I have met Professor Wole Soyinka without actually meeting him. It was either in a crowded reading room in Washington D.C. or at some event in Nigeria. As a photographer not as a writer, I really wanted to meet the man away from the usual crowd that surrounds him all the time. I [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 08:29:15

An Air Algérie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board vanished from radar over northern Mali early Thursday. Paris says 51 French nationals were among the passengers. Read our live blog for all the latest developments.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:33:32

Suicide bombers and gunmen mounted an attack on a security convoy that was transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad, police said Thursday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces that left at least 60 dead.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:30:54

Algerian national carrier Air Algerie on Thursday said it had lost contact with one of its aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers about 50 minutes after take-off.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:11:56

Two foreign women were shot and killed by unknown gunmen while riding in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, local officials said. The attack came the same day that a market bombing in Afghanistan's north killed six people.

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July 23 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 23 2014, 23:48:04

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood reportedly gasped over 600 times before succumbing to a lethal injection on Wednesday, adding yet another flawed execution to a recent series that has raised questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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