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9 April 2014

Stories from 9 April 2014

Analyzing Election Results in El Salvador

  9 April 2014

On the blog on World Policy website, author Jamie Stark analyzes the March 9, 2014 election results: A recount confirmed a thin margin for the governing left-leaning [Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front] F.M.L.N. by 6,000 votes of the nearly 3 million ballots cast. Arena [Nationalist Republican Alliance] claimed the winners...

Project Uses Mobile Phones to Encourage Reading

  9 April 2014

Lauri writes about a project in South Africa, FunDza Literacy Trust, that takes advantage of mobile phone technology to encourage reading among kids: What I find lovely, though, is when Africans sort out innovative solutions to their problems. FunDza Literacy Trust is one such solution. Cellphones have taken off big...

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

  9 April 2014

On April 7, Niger inaugurated in the capital Niamey its first train station ever [fr]. The authorities already projected the construction of the train station 80 years ago but the project never took off. The event will kick start the construction of railroads between Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire....

The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon

  9 April 2014

The Matango Club blog reflects upon the kidnapping of two italian priests and a canadian nun [fr] on April 4, 2014 in Northern Cameroon:  Pour l’histoire, les kidnappings de ce genre ne datent pas d’aujourd’hui. Rappelons que  dernièrement, le rapt du prêtre français Georges Vandenbeusch, 42 ans, a fait beaucoup de bruit....

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