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September 26 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Sep 26 2014, 12:47:27

Britain became the latest country to join a United States-led coalition against the Islamic State extremist group, after its parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to approve airstrikes in Iraq.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Sep 26 2014, 12:00:53

The second edition of the Hipster's Don't Dance monthly chart on Africa is a Country is here! Check it below, and be sure to visit the HDD blog regularly for all their great up-to-the-timeness out of London. Wizkid - In My Bed Last time we did a chart we bemoaned the fact that Wizkid wasn't releasing his 2nd Lp, [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Sep 26 2014, 11:28:29

Mos Def, now living in Cape Town and collaborating with Petite Noir, talking to Dazed Digital. I don't think that there's necessarily one sound of Africa. Consider the Blk Jks and The Brother Moves On, those that are into Marimba music and the whole devotional gospel sound like St Vincent and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. You'll find similarities [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Sep 26 2014, 10:30:19

Dilma Rousseff has stopped her tumble in opinion polls as she seeks a second term as Brazil's president, even reversing the trend with only days left before the election, in part thanks to her predecessor and mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Sep 26 2014, 10:00:59

Both domestically and abroad, the issue of sexual harassment has been called a sickness in Egyptian society. Abroad what had previously been framed mostly as an annoyance for female tourists was thrust into the spotlight in 2011 following now infamous and violent attacks on both foreign journalists and local woman during the protests that led [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Sep 26 2014, 09:03:28

As Muslim groups prepare to demonstrate in Paris Friday against the "barbarism" of the Islamic State group (IS), pressure on the country's Muslim community to denounce Islamist militancy has been described as Islamophobic "madness".

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From Emergent Africa Fri Sep 26 2014, 08:43:00

From Destination Magazine:

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From Emergent Africa Fri Sep 26 2014, 08:28:00

Despite efforts to alleviate the mental healthcare challenges across the continent, a lot remains to be done. Robin Hammond highlights this with his 'CONDEMNED' project:

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Sep 26 2014, 08:00:12

Off the whim, I asked Kwanele Sosibo if he'd be interested in contributing to the series. He swung me this fascinating, unpublished piece about hip-hop and religion within a South African hip-hop context. Sosibo writes for the Mail and Guardian, and is one of the founding members of The Con-Tseliso Monaheng "You are dealing with heaven, while [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Sep 26 2014, 04:32:15

US Attorney General Eric Holder, a longtime champion of civil rights and a respected liberal voice in the Obama administration, announced his resignation on Thursday standing beside President Barack Obama.

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