African farmers say they can feed the world, and we might soon need them to — Quartz

Food exhibitions in the Mediterranean region tend to attract a familiar cast of characters. There are the Gulf Arab agribusinesses, looking to expand their reach, and the large-scale European farming and logistics companies, who are turning out in ever-greater numbers as they seek out new markets for goods that had previously gone to Russia. But…

via African farmers say they can feed the world, and we might soon need them to — Quartz

Quartz’s Africa Summit 2016: a forum on innovation shaping the continent — Quartz

Since its founding last year, one of Quartz Africa’s goals has been to tell some of the many stories of homegrown innovation that is shaping the continent. We’ve chosen more than 30 people for their creative vision, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving and are honoring them in Nairobi today (July 20). Read about the innovators we’ve selected…

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Indonesia’s Mass Killings of 1965 Were Crimes Against Humanity, International Judges Say — TIME

An international panel of judges has declared that Indonesia committed crimes against humanity during the 1965–66 mass killings and that the U.S., the U.K. and Australia were complicit in the crimes. Eight months after the International People’s Tribunal on 1965 Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia (IPT 1965) held November in The Hague, presiding head judge…

via Indonesia’s Mass Killings of 1965 Were Crimes Against Humanity, International Judges Say — TIME

Erdogan promised to bring true democracy to Turkey. Instead, he’s held it hostage — Quartz

Military men with guns are one of my earliest memories of Turkey. I had come to the country from New York City as an 8-year old in 1979. The country was undergoing a period of tremendous violence. To “protect” the country, the military flexed its muscle. It marched through the streets and imposed martial law.…

via Erdogan promised to bring true democracy to Turkey. Instead, he’s held it hostage — Quartz

Turkey’s government defeated a coup, and is forcing the military men behind it to strip — Quartz

Turkey awoke this morning to scenes of carnage and destruction, after an overnight coup attempt was quashed when president Recep Tayyip Erdogan used FaceTime to call on citizens to stop it. Prime Minister Benali Yildirim said around noon on July 16 that 161 people had been killed, 1,400 wounded, and about 2,800 arrested in connection…

via Turkey’s government defeated a coup, and is forcing the military men behind it to strip — Quartz

Former Vanderbilt Football Player Sentenced to 15 Years for Rape — TIME

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)— A former Vanderbilt football player was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of taking part in the gang rape of an unconscious female student. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins handed down the sentence for Cory Batey after the victim in the case said her life has…

via Former Vanderbilt Football Player Sentenced to 15 Years for Rape — TIME

The Turkish lira tanks after reports of a coup in Istanbul — Quartz

The Turkish lira fell sharply Friday (July 15) after reports of a coup emerged in the late afternoon. The currency’s fall of more than 4% in a market—where a 1% move is considered major—will put additional pressure on Turkey’s persistently high inflation. On the other hand, additional weakness won’t be unwelcome to Turkey’s exporters, who…

via The Turkish lira tanks after reports of a coup in Istanbul — Quartz

Turkey blocked three social-media giants and its internet traffic fell by half — Quartz

As reports of an attempted military coup came in late Friday (July 15), Turkish internet users began to have trouble reaching a range of websites and services. Around 11.04 pm local time, Turkey Blocks, a Twitter account that monitors the country’s internet activity, noted that three tech giants—Facebook, Twitter and Youtube—were all unavailable. Confirmed: Twitter,…

via Turkey blocked three social-media giants and its internet traffic fell by half — Quartz

Narendra Modi is the new corrosive “other man” in Indian families — Quartz

Indian movies, literature, and often even real life, have always grappled with the looming presence of “the other woman”—the home-breaker. Her male counterpart, “the other man,” too, has had his share of infamy, but he hasn’t captured popular imagination as much. Unless that man happens to be Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who seems to…

via Narendra Modi is the new corrosive “other man” in Indian families — Quartz

Zimbabwe Court Frees Pastor Behind Biggest Anti-Government Strike in Years — TIME

(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday freed a pastor who organized the largest nationwide strike against the government in nearly a decade, ruling that police violated his rights. Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe told a packed courtroom that the decision to bring new charges in court against Evan Mawarire was unconstitutional. Mawarire was charged…

via Zimbabwe Court Frees Pastor Behind Biggest Anti-Government Strike in Years — TIME