Kung Fu Movie Generates Online Buzz

[VOA] The southern African country of Malawi may not be what comes to mind when you think of kung fu movies. But four young acrobats in its capital, Lilongwe, are out to change that. The trailer for their first locally produced action flick, The Town M…

[VOA] The southern African country of Malawi may not be what comes to mind when you think of kung fu movies. But four young acrobats in its capital, Lilongwe, are out to change that. The trailer for their first locally produced action flick, The Town Monger, has been generating buzz online and drawn interest from regional cable distributors. The film will premiere in Malawi this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Charcoal and Forest Loss in the Democratic Republic of Congo

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] After several hours of bouncing up the Congo River in a motorboat, as my travel companions and I pulled into the muddy bank of a dilapidated military checkpoint-some crumbling colonial-era buildings, a lone solar panel, row…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] After several hours of bouncing up the Congo River in a motorboat, as my travel companions and I pulled into the muddy bank of a dilapidated military checkpoint-some crumbling colonial-era buildings, a lone solar panel, rows of bamboo huts-our small skiff was dwarfed by the only other motorized vessel we'd see that day.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ellen Launches National Biometric ID System

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf has launched Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System, saying the occasion marks a significant accomplishment of her government and celebrates a key milestone in government’s desire and efforts to …

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf has launched Liberia's National Biometric Identification System, saying the occasion marks a significant accomplishment of her government and celebrates a key milestone in government's desire and efforts to modernize the operations of both public and private sectors.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Weah Teases Boakai

[New Dawn] Barely a week to the runoff presidential election here, the Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC has been teasing Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity party saying, he feels the pains his rival.

[New Dawn] Barely a week to the runoff presidential election here, the Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC has been teasing Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity party saying, he feels the pains his rival.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

New Clash in the AU Over Western Sahara

[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic …

[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of Western Sahara in the 5th AU-European Union (EU) Summit at the end of next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Western Sahara