- Africa: Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa
[New Times]Africa is changing dramatically - and so are outsiders' attitudes toward it, with the US finally seeming determined to catch up with China, Europe, and India in their interest in the continent. ...
All Africa. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:06:50 GMT.
- Why elephant poaching is still rampant
In China and other Asian countries, ivory is a status symbol for an emerging middle class, a situation some observers say is contributing to the huge spike reported this week in the death rate of African elephants at the hands of poachers.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
- John Blake Jr., Versatile Jazz Violinist, Dies at 67
He combined strong classical technique with the expressive power of African-American spirituals, folk music and blues.
By Nate Chinen. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:47:42 GMT.
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- Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.
By Robert Mackey. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:23:41 GMT.
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- Israel, Hamas Resume Fighting as Cairo Talks Break Down
Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza exchanged fire Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as cease-fire talks in Egypt broke down. Palestinian authorities say at least 11 people were killed in the latest round of violence. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:17:41 -0400.
- Top UN Ebola Coordinator on His Way to Africa
The senior United Nations coordinator on the Ebola virus says he will travel to Africa later this week. Dr. David Nabarro in New York Tuesday said he met with U.N. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:21:00 -0400.
- VIDEO: Ebola outbreak affects Kenyan economy
Kenya Airways is to stop flying to Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the nations worst affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
BBC News. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:31:51 GMT.
- Exiled SA writer's remains go home
The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
BBC News. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:31:09 GMT.
- How One Team Of Stockpickers Makes Global Turmoil Pay Off
An Egyptian tobacco producer, a Ukrainian chicken company and Peruvian bank show how Forward International Dividend Fund finds great stocks where others are fearful.
By Steve Schaefer. Forbes. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:34:00 GMT.
- Prominent activist in Egypt goes on hunger strike
A prominent activist in Egypt began a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment after being convicted on charges of violating the country's widely criticized protest law, according to a statement Tuesday from his family.
Miami Herald. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:57 EDT.
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