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UN makes appeal for three-year plan for the Sahel

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 20 million people in the Sahel region are at risk of hunger and will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, around 8.7 million more than in 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Diesel+EDUN combines passion, fashion, and business

EDUN, the fashion company founded by rock star Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, has teamed up with well-known denim brand Diesel. Products sourced or made entirely in Africa will be available in Spring 2013, all bearing the "Diesel+EDUN" label.
In the Media by Cate Kustanczy

Israel begins deportation of illegal immigrants

Israel has begun the deportation of illegal immigrant workers who came from South Sudan. More are to be repatriated to their nation of origin in the days to come.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 10 comments

Cape Town: 50 nations take part in Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Cape Town - High-ranking naval officers from 50 countries will be converging on Cape Town, South Africa, for the third edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) which seeks to increase safety and stability in the Indian Ocean Rim region.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Where is the mainstream media?

While groups like Reporters Without Borders and PEN International have been pushing an effort to get the plight of journalists detained for a decade in Eritrea attention little is appearing in mainstream media.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Journalist from Eritrea discusses censorship, hiding, indie media Special

What happens when going to work at a legitimate business means a prison sentence? Would you take the risk or hide hoping for a means of escape? In Eritrea that is a reality for journalists. Aaron Berhane lived that nightmare.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Silencing the journalist — The reality of Eritrea

Image if tomorrow you went out to buy your favorite newspaper and it wasn't there, only newspapers that were put out by the government. On September 18, 2001 that was the reality in Eritrea.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Eritrea, the silent nation

Ten years ago press freedom was taken away in the country of Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa. In September 2001 all privately owned print media was closed down by the government with many of the native journalists arrested and detained in prison.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Eritrea's secret malnutrition crisis

There is reportedly growing evidence that Eritrea, like other countries in the horn of Africa, is suffering famine despite government's claims that the population has the food it needs.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Film about journalists nominated for Gemini award

A film that follows journalists Nikahang Kowsar, Mir Mahdavi, Mohsin Abbas, Aaron Berhane and Mike Odongkara, "So Far From Home" has been nominated for a Gemini award.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Exiled journalist decries clampdown on press in Eritrea Special

Yonas Embye has been holding weekly one man protest in Uganda calling for the release of Eritrean journalists held unjustly in his native country Eritrea. The journalist and rights activist was jailed for four years before he eventually escaped.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 6 comments

New top-10 list ranks countries on extent of ecological damage

Adelaide - The USA, China and Australia all share one thing in common today -- they have been found to be three of the top-ten most environmentally destructive countries in the world.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

It only took days for a giant crack to form in Afar Ethiopia

If anyone had been on site with a camera during the event, the formation of a giant crack in the north of Ethiopia in 2005 could have been a scene for the upcoming apocalypse movie 2012.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Op-Ed: Press freedom in 2009? So far, not so good

2009 will be remembered for many things, from Obama's victory and Michael Jackson kicking the bucket to swine flu and the economic meltdown. It will also be remembered for some serious violations of press freedom.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

Terrorist alert at Kenyan airports, borders

Kenya's internal security minister George Saitoti has ordered a terrorist alert, tightening up security at airports and borders. The east African countries of Kenya and neighbouring Tanzania were hit before by terrorist attacks from El-Qaeda linked cells.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

Legendary land-mine sniffer fox-terrier Snowy retires

South Africa's most famous fox-terrier, Snowy, has for years earned his honorary title of "landmine killer" during his tours of duties in the minefields of Croatia, Sudan, Eritrea, Iraq and others. His nose never failed him. But now he's done.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 1 comment

Did Pirates Capture Nukes or Did Fox News Walk the Plank?

Did pirates uncover illicit nuclear material being shipped by Iran to Islamic Extremists in Africa? Fox News is reporting the story, but the evidence appears shaky.
In the Media by Brad Sylvester - 7 comments

Paris Hilton Slams John McCain And Announces Her Candidacy

Paris Hilton today released a rebuttal video in response to John McCain's campaign ad portraying Obama as a famous for nothing but being famous. Let me be the first to tell you , it is hot.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 61 comments
 

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