Here are some of the stories we’re thinking about this morning through a selection of tweets from The World’s newsroom, Friday August 31.
South African miners get charged with murder following violent strikes that left 34 people dead. Then, we look at the limits of free speech in Ecuador. And the music collaboration of London-based trio LV and South Africa’s Okmalumkoolkat in “Sebenza.”
270 of the miners involved in the unrest have been told they will face murder charges. A law dating back to the apartheid era is being used to prosecute them.
In Gambia, nine prisoners on death row have been executed. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to kill all 47 death-row inmates by mid-September. Marco Werman speaks to Alhagie Sowe of Vancouver, British Columbia. He heard that his brother had been executed on a radio news report.
Quebec police are on the lookout for thieves after a considerable amount of maple syrup disappeared from a warehouse stocking over $30 million worth of the sweet treat.
Syrian refugees in Jordan may face deportation after more than 200 went on a rampage at the Za’atari camp. The refugees were protesting poor services and conditions.
It’s the last day of August, and many diplomats are still no-show at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
For many aspiring Israeli artists, making it big requires going global, which means dealing with a unique set of challenges.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for August 31, 2012. Artists featured are: Fania All Stars, Ensemble FizFuz, AfroCubism, Oumou Sangare, Alison Brown.
Documentary film “My Neighbourhood” depicts the tense fight between Palestinians and Israelis in 2009 and how it affected the day-to-day life of a Palestinian boy.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to Sandra Grossman, who is the US-based attorney for Ecuadorean journalist Emilio Palacio. Palacio was granted asylum Thursday by the US.
LV, a London-based band, takes East London grime and shakes up the local rhythm of kwaito in the process.
Here are some of the stories we’re thinking about this morning through a selection of tweets from The World’s newsroom, Thursday August 30.
Egypt’s president sides with the rebels in Syria during a conference in Iran. Also, China’s not very positive view of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Plus, crowdfunding art in Portugal.