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· April, 2019

Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2019

Leica's promo video referencing Tiananmen Square massacre went viral on Chinese social media. Then, it disappeared.

For days, users were forbidden from writing the words "Leica" in English and "徕卡" in Chinese on Weibo.

Will the Haitian president's third pick for prime minister solve the nation's security issues?

Haiti's security situation is currently quite volatile, sparking hope that the proposed new prime minister will be able to work with President Moise and deal with pressing socio-economic issues.

Bangladeshi paint company advert draws criticism from lovers of traditional Alpana art

"Berger is offering their synthetic paints to the Alpona artists of Tikoil village. The artists will no longer need to paint every season, colors will last forever. What a horror!

How Uzbeks learned to love (and live on) the Telegram messenger app

The service whose growth in the country at one point felt almost accidental is now a mirror to a nation on the move.

Expelled Chinese diamond mining firm quietly returns to Zimbabwe

"How can a company mine diamonds from 2010 to 2015 and fail to produce audited financial statements, a basic integrity requirement?"

Mauritanian bloggers face defamation charges for reporting on corruption

The public prosecution accuses the two bloggers of spreading what it deemed were "false" reports of corruption allegations against the Mauritanian President.

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