Latest News November 14, 2013

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  • Tunisia: Sponsors of Dialogue Meet With Salvation Front Parties
    [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -A meeting took place late on Wednesday evening between the dialogue sponsoring quartet and delegates of the salvation front parties.
  • Africa: Time for a Revolution to Save Ourselves From Fossil Fuel
    [SACSIS]This week the latest round of climate negotiations, the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) is meeting in Warsaw Poland, to grapple with the stalled Climate Change Convention.
  • Mauritania: Beyond Boundaries – How to Help Nomadic Refugees
    [IRIN]Mbera -Nomadic or semi-nomadic populations often struggle when hemmed into refugee camps.
  • Kenya: Does Hague Case Against Kenya Undermine Peace?
    [ISS]On 5 November 2013, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) began handling the request to defer the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) cases in the Kenyan situation. The request, which was submitted on 1 November for consideration by non-permanent members Rwanda, Togo and Morocco under instruction from the African Union (AU), relates specifically to the cases against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto.
  • Africa: Bruising Year in Africa's Media Wars
    [African Arguments]It has been a bruising year for African media.
  • Kenya: UN Scheduled to Vote on Kenyatta Trial Delay
    [AI London]The UN Security Council must not give in to political pressure to defer Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial at the International Criminal Court for a year, Amnesty International said ahead of a scheduled vote on Friday.
  • South Africa: Were One Million Households Electrified? Testing Zuma's Claim
    [Africa Check]President Jacob Zuma claimed recently that more than a million South African households have been connected to electricity over the past five years. But, as Africa Check found, the source for the claim is unclear and numbers provided by different government departments vary significantly.
  • Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide
    [AfricaFocus]”The success of many African countries in addressing the digital divide masks a large, yawning hole into which many are about to fall. The more successful they are at addressing the digital divide, the more it turns into the power divide. The shortage of electricity access and poor quality of supply will begin to undermine what has been achieved. … The kind of political focus that has been bought to bear on the digital divide just does not exist to address this problem.” – Russell Southwood,
  • Africa: UN High-Level Briefing Addresses Humanitarian Crises in Africa
    [MediaGlobal]United Nations -On Oct. 1, the fourth annual meeting on the work of African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) took place on the sidelines of the United Nations 68th General Assembly.

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