Is Africa Rising? Thoughts From a ‘World View’ Economist
“The rise of Asia is a great inspiration.”
Congo-Kinshasa: Leveraging Mobile Tech to Combat Conflict and Corruption
Multiple data points could allow a company to statistically estimate the likelihood that its suppliers are operating in a conflict minerals zone
Nigeria: Preventing Urban Epidemics Through Community Buy-In, By Bunmi Oloruntoba
NHIS already covers a major portion of the formal, employed sector, those covered number only about 4.5 million people
UN agencies seek $810m to help South Sudan refugees
Half a million South-Sudaneses are taking refuge in neighbouring countries.
Pakistan to hang convicted militants in wake of school massacre
135 school children and 12 others were killed by Taliban gunmen.
Over 20,000 braziers recalled in Japan due to injury fears
There have been no reports of injuries from the defect.
EU court says Hamas should be removed from terrorist list
US asks EU not to change its stance
HIV outbreak in Cambodian village sparks investigation
Officials have alleged that a local health care worker used the same syringe on many people.
China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record
CPJ annual prison census
126 dead as Taliban militants take hundreds hostage at Pakistani military school
Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.
ECOWAS adopts biometric identity card to replace resident permit
Biometric identity cards would facilitate the implementation of the Common External Tariff.
Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika
Tanzanian authorities said that the vessel had been carrying some 500 people.
Kenya, Nigeria to partner on security to end insurgency
The two countries would share experiences in the area of security and work towards implementing the agreement in the first quarter of 2015.
More than 15 million children affected by violence in 2014, says UNICEF
Tens of thousands of children have been forcibly recruited or abused by armed groups.
Al-Shabaab burns Kenya’s military aircraft in Somalia
The fate of the pilot remains unknown.
ICC drops Crimes Against Humanity charge against Kenya President
Mr. Kenyatta was charged for his alleged role in the post-election that engulfed his country in 2007
Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon not ISIS leader’s wife
Security officials in Lebanon said on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had detained a wife and daughter of the ISIS leader.
France to recognise Palestinian State if peace talks fail
The French parliament is debating the recognition.