Sunday, 31 July 2011

Entrepreneur Helps World's Poor While Turning a Profit

Entrepreneur Helps World's Poor While Turning a Profit
As a graduate student at Stanford University, Frykman took a course called ‘Enterpreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability.’ As part of that class, he went to Ethiopia to look for irrigation solutions for small farms. It didn’t take him long to come up with an answer.

Moroccan King Calls for Prompt Parliamentary Elections

Moroccan King Calls for Prompt Parliamentary Elections
Morocco's King Mohammed is calling for prompt parliamentary elections so that the country can create a new government, after months of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Behind an Anti-Shariah Push
The representative, a former fighter pilot named Rick Womick, said he had been studying the Koran. He declared that Shariah, the Islamic code that guides Muslim beliefs and actions, is not just an expression of faith but a political and legal system that seeks world domination.

Afghans Rage at Young Lovers
It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart. The results were delivered with brutal speed.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

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Libyan Rebels Military Leader Killed in Mysterious Circumstances

Libyan Rebels Military Leader Killed in Mysterious Circumstances
General Abdel Fatah Younis, the chief of staff of the rebel forces in the National Transitional Council based in Benghazi, and former senior officer in the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Qathafi's regime, has been killed together with two of his friends

International Crisis Group : Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform

International Crisis Group : Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform
Following a spasm of violence, Bahrain faces a critical choice between endemic instability and slow but steady progress toward political reform. The most sensible way forward is to launch a new, genuine dialogue in which the political opposition is fairly represented and to move toward changes that will turn the country into a constitutional monarchy.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Largest African Communications Exercise Concludes in The Gambia
Gambian Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, along with General Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command; Brigadier General Robert Ferrell, U.S. Africa Command's director of C4 Systems; U.S. Ambassador to The Gambia Pamela White; and U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Todd Hannah inspected the troops at the start of the closing ceremony for the fifth annual Africa Endeavor (AE) exercise. 
Africa Endeavor is an annual U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, multilateral communications exercise, focusing on both technical and human interoperability and information exchange.

78 Killed in Military Plane Crash in Morocco
A military plane crashed in a mountainous region of southern Morocco, the official MAP news agency reported, in one of the country’s worst air disasters.

Obama urges Americans to push for a deal on debt
In a televised speech on Monday, US President Barack Obama asked Americans to write to their representatives in the US Congress to push for a deal on raising the debt limit before an Aug. 2 default that could spark "a deep economic crisis".

Video: Strauss-Kahn's accuser talks to ABC News
Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, has gone public with her story and identity. Here she tells ABC News why she believes her alleged attacker should be behind bars.

Hoiday Hijack Episode 1 - The Gambia
In the first show of the series the luxury tourists include PR events manager Louise and her best friend Natalie - both of whom love to splash their cash at five-star resorts. Two fellow big spenders are their friends 20-year-old graduate Dan and 23-year-old actress Alex. The group are hijacked by Bella and Omar, who want to show them the real Gambia. The group spends the next week living in basic accommodation and are put to work in the local tourism industry. 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Daniel Howden: This famine is a failure of politics, not of generosity
The explanations offered to us along with pictures of starving children in the Horn of Africa follow several well-worn threads: we are told the famine is the product of the worst drought in 60 years; that the early warning systems designed to detect crises and steer international response have failed; and, most pervasively, that it is a product of our own indifference.

Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S.
The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by anti-Muslim bloggers and right-wing activists in the U.S., lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them.

Norway Attacks Put Spotlight on Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe
The attacks in Oslo on Friday have riveted new attention on right-wing extremists not just in Norway but across Europe, where opposition to Muslim immigrants, globalization, the power of the European Union and the drive toward multiculturalism has proven a potent political force and, in a few cases, a spur to violence.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

South Sudan, the Newest Nation, Is Full of Hope and Problems
JUBA, Sudan — After five decades of guerrilla struggle and two million lives lost, the flags are flapping proudly here in this capital. The new national anthem is blasting all over town. People are toasting oversize bottles of White Bull beer (the local brew), and children are boogieing in the streets.

Rebel leader shot dead by own men
A South Sudan rebel leader was killed Saturday by his loyalists only days after he signed a peace deal that aimed at integrating his forces into the army, an official said, while another rebel leader blamed the army for the killing.

President promises peace, offers amnesty to rebels
The president of the newly independent South Sudan promised Saturday to bring "a just peace for all," adding that he would work with north Sudan to achieve that. He also offered amnesty to rebels who fought against his government.

Top court reignites debate over French secularism
On Tuesday, France's highest administrative court handed down a final ruling on five cases involving the public use of funds for religious purposes. Religious scholars say the place of Islam in French society is at stake.

Pakistan Spies on Its Diaspora, Spreading Fear
WASHINGTON — F.B.I. agents hunting for Pakistani spies in the United States last year began tracking Mohammed Tasleem, an attaché in the Pakistani Consulate in New York and a clandestine operative of Pakistan’s military spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence.

A Diplomatic Mission Bearing Islamic Hip-Hop
WASHINGTON — In 2005, when the State Department invited Native Deen, one of the most prominent Islamic hip-hop groups in America, to do a good-will tour of Mali, Senegal and Nigeria, the band’s members did not know what to do.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Britain: Kenyans Win Right to Sue
Four elderly Kenyans who claim they were tortured during an anticolonial rebellion in the 1950s can sue the British government, a judge ruled Thursday. The Kenyans say they were beaten and sexually assaulted by officers acting for the British administration who were trying to suppress the so-called Mau Mau rebellion

Malawi Protests Leave at Least 10 Dead
At least 10 people have died during two days of protests in this southern African nation, which has enjoyed relative peace and stability in the past decade but has been recently suffering from fuel shortages and price increases.

Proposed Law Would Mandate Jail for Critics of Saudi King
Human rights advocates said the law, which would allow prisoners to be held without trial, would effectively squelch political dissent in Saudi Arabia.

Belgian parties say ready to form government  Eight Flemish and French-speaking Belgian parties said Friday they were willing to enter talks to form a government, in the first step toward bringing an end to the country’s political deadlock, which has left it without a government for over a year.

Gaddafi rules out talking to rebels 'until judgement day'  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled out talks with rebels Thursday in the latest of his defiant speeches, this one at a rally in his hometown, Sirte.

Microsoft sales smash Wall Street estimates   Microsoft managed to beat Wall Street's earnings estimates in the last quarter, it emerged Thursday, after sales of its Office software and Xbox game console helped offset softer demand for PCs and flagship Windows products.

Pentagon set to end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Seven months after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Pentagon is set to announce that it will officially end the ban on gays openly serving in the military

New deal to shave €26 billion off Greek debt load by 2014   Figures released after the emergency eurozone summit Thursday indicate that the new deal, which includes a 159-billion-euro bailout for Greece, will allow the country to shave €26 billion off its debt load by 2014.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

IRIN Middle East | OPT: Israeli restrictions ensure slow pace of Gaza reconstruction | OPT | Children | Conflict | Education | Governance | Human Rights | Urban Risk

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Irish bailout rate ‘cut to under 4 per cent’ by draft agreement – report
IRELAND’S EU-IMF BAILOUT interest rate could be cut by around 2 per cent, with our government given more time to repay the debt, under a draft agreement reportedly being discussed in Brussels.

Australian government to target employers of illegal immigrants

THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT is planning to target the employers of illegal immigrants in a bid to crack down on 100,000 workers.

Oil prices drop on eurozone concerns
Crude prices slid on Thursday, mirroring other financial markets, amid investor unease over the fast-moving eurozone debt crisis.

Indians 'to pay blood money' to halt UAE execution
Seventeen Indians on death row in the United Arab Emirates on conviction of killing a Pakistani are to avoid execution by paying over $900,000 in "blood money,"

Essay: Child Soldiers & Related Security Threats by Peter Singhatey (DCU)

There are approximately 300,000 child soldiers
presently serving as combatants in various groups around the world. The average age is only twelve and they are serving in almost half of the world’s armed forces, rebel groups and terrorist organizations.

Split Within Nuclear Regulatory Agency

Bonuses for Billionaires

Watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis’s last ever landing

Libyan rebels ask Sarkozy for more aid

Sarkozy, Merkel reach accord on tackling debt

Dozens of soldiers arrested after failed assassination

Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield

Monday, 18 July 2011

Slide Show: BayPort CU Goes All Out on 'Ditch Your Bank'

Slide Show: BayPort CU Goes All Out on 'Ditch Your Bank'

An Immigrant Tale: From Post-Revolution Tunisia To Fearful Nights In A Paris Park

Letting Bankers Walk

In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women

Shiite Party in Bahrain Leaves Talks With Rulers

Egypt Military Aims to Cement Muscular Role in Government

Doctors deny reports of Hosni Mubarak coma

Japan wins women’s World Cup for first time

South Africa celebrates Mandela's 93rd birthday

Egypt to swear in new cabinet after protests

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Terrorism and the Law

On the Rise in Tajikistan, Islam Worries an Authoritarian Government

NGOs call on French PM to cut ties with Bongo

Eight banks fail European stress tests

Obama meets Dalai Lama despite China's protests

Syrian opposition meets in Turkey as protests continue

Friday, 15 July 2011

Analyst Welcomes Sudan Darfur Rebel Peace Deal

Analyst Welcomes Sudan Darfur Rebel Peace Deal

U.S. Warns of Dark Path Ahead Without Cooperation in Sudan

U.S. Warns of Dark Path Ahead Without Cooperation in Sudan

News International chief Rebekah Brooks resigns

Ireland Confronts the Vatican

Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd

Peter Singhatey: GAF Credit Union holds landmark AGM

Peter Singhatey: GAF Credit Union holds landmark AGM

French defence contractors secure $2.4 bn Mirage jets deal

Italian senate approves radical austerity package

FBI probes News Corp 9/11 hacking allegations

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Bank reform means unpalatable protection costs

Moment of truth for the eurozone

To Track Militants, U.S. Has System That Never Forgets a Face

Peter Singhatey: GAF Credit Union holds landmark AGM

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GAF Credit Union holds landmark AGM

Uk Court Defers Assange Extradition Decision

Fitch slashes Greece’s rating to just above default

Police race to find clues after deadly Mumbai attacks

Monday, 11 July 2011

How Seawater Can Power the World

The State of British Journalism

Offering Slow, Small Changes, Morocco’s King Stays in Power

U.S. Is Deferring Millions in Pakistani Military Aid

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Africa Center for Strategic Studies---Media 07.07.2011

Nigeria's Maiduguri city rocked by explosion

Susan Rice to lead US delegation to South Sudan ceremony

Zimbabwe's MDC and Zanu-PF in election timeline deal

Mass arrests follow deadly crackdown in Hama

DSK affair: maid's lawyers call for prosecutor to step down