Last week it was announced that the grand Israel-Africa summit scheduled for late next month in Togo’s capital, Lome, would be postponed indefinitely. Predictably, there has been a scramble to explain why the summit was cancelled and an even larger attempt to own the reason the meeting fell apart. The government of Togo said it needed more time “to prepare”. Palestinians claimed their pressure resulted in the event being cancelled, that Israel would have been embarrassed about the low attendance.
There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know. On Friday, Congolese forces opened fire on a crowd of protesting Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 39 people - including a 10-year-old girl - were killed and 94 others injured in the incident in South Kivu. At least 37 were treated in nearby Kamanyola, while 57 critically injured and were airlifted to Goma for medical care.
More than 313 000 Rohingya Muslims, living in the Rakhine state in Myanmar, have crawled and paddled across the vast swamplands that make up the border region with neighbouring Bangladesh. Picture: Danish Siddiqui/ReutersMuch has been made of the refusal of Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi to condemn the “textbook ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslims.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".