ON A wintry morning in February warplanes supporting Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad launched a series of missiles that slammed into a field hospital in northern Syria. Medics raced towards the thick cloud of grey dust that mushroomed above the building, before clambering over breeze blocks and fallen trees to pull the wounded from the rubble. About 40 minutes later, the jets—either Russian or Syrian, no one is sure—circled back and dropped another bomb on the medics as they worked
[News24Wire] A Cape Town duo is set to become one of the first bands in the world to produce a song in collaboration with a supercomputer.
[ISS] The African Union (AU) plans to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in an effort to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011. This was announced at the recent AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda. However, it is still unclear how this dialogue will be put in place.
[The Conversation Africa] 1994 was a deeply important year for South Africa. It ushered in a democratic society committed to the eradication of racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination.
[News24Wire] The bail application of alleged genital mutilator, Danish national Peter Frederiksen, was postponed yet again in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Monday.
[The Conversation Africa] Civic technology initiatives are on the rise. They are using new information and communication technologies to improve transparency, accountability and governance – faster and more cheaply than before.
PILGRIMS jostle outside the Islamic Centre in Conakry. A stressed-looking official barks at them to queue in single file
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says Niger Delta militants must either dialogue with the federal government or risk being dealt with like Boko Haram insurgents.
[Premium Times] A private mining syndicate has made a potentially “world class and highly unusual” Nickel discovery in Nigeria, The Australian, an Australian national newspaper is reporting.
[East African] The Chinese on Sunday appeared to spoil Japan’s big publicity from the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) in Nairobi, when Beijing’s head of delegation questioned Tokyo’s ability to fulfil the promises made during the summit.