Written by JAMES ODZIWA - MARAVIPOST
CNN's near-constant coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 led to widespread derision and critique of the network. This strategy was ridiculed by critics, media watchers and even Casual watchers of the Network.
However it spurred TV ratings for the global Network and digital traffic spiked as well for the network?
Written by Moshood P. Mbewe - Editor
Civilians in Afghanistan are increasingly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the constant threat of drone attacks, according to Living beneath the Drones, a new documentary just released on YouTube by Al Jazeera English.
There were over 1000 drone strikes in the last five years in Afghanistan, but civilians are also suffering from the psychological effects of 36 000 armed drone flights during the same period – an average of 25 a day.
Written by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - MARAVIPOST
The opening of the trial against former Chadian President, Hissene Habré, in Senegal on Monday will put an end to 25 years of impunity and give hope to the tens of thousands of victims of human rights violations and crimes under international law committed under his watch, said Amnesty International.
Habré is being tried by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Dakar on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes committed while he was in power between 1982 and 1990. This is the first time a court in one African state will try the former leader of another African state.
Written by MARAVIPOST CORRESPONDANT
British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin has appealed to the Malawi Police Service to act with speed on the brutal murder of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director of Corporate Affairs Isaa Njauju.
Nevin who was accompanied by envoys from United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Norway and representatives from the European Union said this on Thursday after visiting ACB’s offices in the capital Lilongwe.
“We have faith in Malawi Police. We know that they are currently working on the case and perpetrators will soon be brought to book,” Nevin said.
He further pointed out that the donor community will continue supporting government agencies, ACB in particular.
“The more we invest in fight against corruption, the more the money that will be saved, the more the money that will be retained for Malawi’s developmental projects in Health, Education and Agriculture among others,” he noted.
Written by Al Jazeera Africa/MARAVIPOST
President Obama’s former top military intelligence official has launched a scathing attack on the White House’s counter-terrorism strategy, including the administration’s handling of the ISIL threat in Iraq and Syria and the US military’s drone war.
In a forthcoming interview with Al Jazeera English’s Head to Head, retired US Lt. General Michael Flynn, who quit as head of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in August 2014, said “there should be a different approach, absolutely” on drones.