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São Tomé and Príncipe's Youth Skeptical of Government Promises

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Citizen Media, Governance, Youth

On March 6, 2013, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Sao Tome and Principe, Albertino Fernandes, presented the government's intention to train three thousand athletes, to create one thousand jobs and to build four hundred houses for young people until 2014. People present at the press conference, such as Nenesio Afonso and members of the National Youth Council (in a statement [1]), did not believe [2] such promises. The journalist Waldner Boa Morte denounced [3] he was intimidated [4] when questioning the Minister.