Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Many traders of cheap Chinese phones have now established links with mainland factories, but the trade mainly began in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong.
How the Algerian government has combated the spread of dissent by using cyber-bullying and by keeping internet and telecoms standards low.
The recollections of a young MSF doctor provide a refreshing take on the humanitarian aid worker experience.
Africa is suffering from high graduate unemployment and many of its best students and researchers are flocking overseas. Could an African elite university turn this around?
Chinese traders have become highly successful in Lesotho, a poor country with countless villages scattered across mountainous terrain. How did they manage it?
In 1975, Pinto da Costa led São Tomé & Príncipe to independence, ruled as a dictator for 15 years, then lost elections and stepped down. In 2011, he returned as president.
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.
On 7-8 April, donors will meet to discuss ways of reconstructing and developing Darfur. But unless root causes are addressed, aid will struggle to make a difference.
This week will see the fifth annual BRICS summit held in Durban. But while full of promise, the BRICS grouping and its relationship with Africa are more complex than they may seem.

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