Rolling Stone: Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys to Headline Global Festival in Central Park – Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses, Black Keys and K’naan will all share the stage at Central Park on September 29th as part of the Global Festival, “a concert designed to bring awareness and funds to the cause of ending global poverty.” The Global Festival coincides with the gathering of international leaders at the United Nations General Assembly Meeting to “discuss commitments and solutions to significantly reduce worldwide poverty by 2015.”(Matt Diehl)
AP: Clinton, in South Africa, says anti-HIV efforts have saved ‘hundreds of thousands’ – During a visit with South Africa Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton attributed the “hundreds of thousands of lives” saved from HIV/AIDS to global efforts, including PEPFAR. On Wednesday, Clinton will lead a ceremony marking the shift of administrative control of the AIDS initiative from the U.S. to South Africans.
Christian Science Monitor: Why Somalis aren’t benefiting from rollback of Islamists – For humanitarian groups, the success of the Somali government and the African Union in pushing Islamist militias out of Mogadishu and other strongholds in southern Somalia should have provided greater access to vulnerable Somali communities. Yet aid groups are reporting that “a funding shortfall could put tens of thousands of lives at stake, and the increase in military activity may also put many noncombatant Somali families and aid workers at risk as well.” (Mohammad Ali)
NYTimes: Two Sudans Reach Deal on Fees for Oil Pipelines – Sudan and South Sudan have reached a compromise on oil pipeline fees, “a highly divisive issue that nearly drove the two countries to war this year.” The deal follows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Juba, South Sudan on Friday where she met with South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and explained that “we need to get those resources flowing again.” (Jeffrey Gettleman)