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· April, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2014

President Mugabe Thinks Nigeria Is More Corrupt Than Zimbabwe

"#Mugabe has the audacity to infer Nigeria Govt is #corrupt. Nigeria Govt has the temerity to feel insulted."

The Last Place of Cultural Dynamism in Luanda is No More

20-40% of Water Sector Finances Are Lost to Corruption in Africa

Rapper Ja Rule Is the New $23,000 Face for Botswana Diamonds

Diamonds are the country's main export, and some web users were not thrilled to have the rapper promoting them.

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

Project Uses Mobile Phones to Encourage Reading

A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon

Why The President of Madagascar Has Not Named a New Prime Minister Yet

Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

A Kibera Love Story

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Publishes Report on the Use of Social Media in Cameroon

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

Cameroonian Minister Arrested, Then Released 24 Hours Later

Minister of Secondary Education Louis Bapes Bapes was taken into custody last week. His release barely 24 hours later has left more questions than answers.

Ethiopians Mock National TV's ‘Lies’ for April Fools’ Day

"In response to allegations by activists that today is #ETVday, ETV announced today is the only day of the year that it does not own. #April1"

Cameroon Demolishes 3,000 Houses and Render 15,000 Homeless

Mozambique Wants to Criminalize ‘Insulting’ Texts, Emails and Internet Posts

The proposed law, soon to be submitted to parliament, would criminalize text messages, emails and other types of online posts that "jeopardize the security of the state".

The Joke is on the Media: April Fool's in Ethiopia

Cameroonians Mourn Exiled Music Icon Lapiro de Mbanga

Lapiro de Mbanga, a Cameroonian protest singer and spokesperson of the downtrodden, died of cancer in the United States on March 16, 2014.

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