I am still getting over a nasty cold, so these news appetizers will be more like amuse-bouches since I don’t have much in me to write longer summaries. Please bear with me, and I’ll have more for you next week.
Libya has finally elected a cabinet for governing the country that is still in turmoil following the Arab Spring. This article clarifies various troubles that this cabinet will face.
Well this is alarming“¦ a Salafi cleric called on Muslim youths to perform jihadist acts against the government on live TV.
Here are five things you should know about recent natural gas finds in Africa.
Africa welcomes President Obama’s reelection, but it hopes that Obama will be more involved in African affairs this second term than he has been.
Zimbabwe is currently a hub of human trafficking as they do not have stronger legislation in place to fight the practice and penalize perpetrators. Tapfumaneyi Kusemwa, the IOM Zimbabwe Counter Trafficking Officer, makes a good case for speeding up legislation to reduce/prevent trafficking.
Yellow Fever outbreak in Darfur has killed at least 67.
Somaia Ibrahim Ismail, a woman journalist and activist, escaped Sudan yesterday, having been kidnapped and tortured by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) last week.
West African army chiefs have adopted a plan to expel Islamic rebels from northern Mali, which will be presented to the UN Security Council towards the end of this month.
In non-news, you should all check out the fantastic tumblr Everyday Africa, which uses Instagram to make African life real to non-Africans. Too often, people outside of the continent only here about the war, the famine, the tragedies of Africa, instead of seeing Africans as people with regular lives.
Any other news that I missed that you want to mention? Please share in the comments!