Scott became vice president three years ago.
His boss, President Michael Sata, died Tuesday while undergoing treatment for an unknown illness in London.
Zambia’s constitution requires fresh elections within 90 days.
Until then, Scott, who is of Scottish descent, assumes interim presidency.
click here to read more http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/world/africa/zambia-white-president/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
The World Economic Forum has just released its annual Global Gender Gap report. Researchers found that the pay gap between men and women still exists across the world, and will for a long time:
click here to read more http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/28/359662445/world-economic-forum-global-gender-gap-wont-be-closed-for-decades
Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple’s “intelligent personal assistant” on the iPhone, is currently his BFF. Click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html?emc=edit_th_20141019&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&_r=0
The Texas community college made the news cycles last week for sending rejection letters to Nigerian applicants that said “Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.” Navarro initially apologized for “misinformation” provided to prospective international students, but…..
click here to read more https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/20/us-campuses-are-edge-over-ebola
Alonzo had been a latchkey kid from the age of 6, and television kept her company. It also taught her English; her family spoke only Spanish in the house. And it made her laugh, even on bad days, the days when she and her family had nothing to eat and they all drank coffee instead. Now, Alonzo will see if television loves her back. At 35, she is starring in a new ABC show loosely based on her own family called “Cristela,” which debuted on Oct. 10. The show, an old-fashioned family sitcom — click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/magazine/cristela-alonzo-wants-to-make-america-laugh.html?emc=edit_th_20141019&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626
[This is such a moving documentary – it’s 26 minutes long, but very informative about the difference between tribal and religious law. Worth watching!]
In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes — including running away from unlawful forced marriages. This is one woman’s story.
The film “Dear White People,” which received a limited national release is billed as “a satire about being a black face in a white place.” “People do not see anything wrong with the microaggressions they commit,” “That’s a problem hopefully this movie can really address. Once you understand what you’re doing is wrong, hopefully you will stop doing it.”