There is a lot of information about the few infected with Ebola in the US and Europe, but not so much about the real core of the problem which is the huge outbreak in Africa and the lack of resources to fight against it and avoid the spread of the virus. with 10,000 new cases per week expected by december Africa needs money and resources as soon as possible to avoid the spread of the virus.
As expected, the former Egyptian general Abdel Fatah El Sisi swept in the presidential elections with more than 93% of the votes. A victory shadowed by the low turnout (44%).
The Egyptian Government has extended one more day the elections due to the low turnout on the two previous days. The vote was supposed to be a plebiscite to put in power ex general Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, but the low turnout is bad news for him who had hoped to collect easily a large popular support.
A pregnant woman has been sentenced to death by hanging in Sudan for “apostasy” because she refused to recant her Christian religion.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.
World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012. The fall comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding the USA increased by 1.8 per cent, according to SIPRI.