Tunisia:First LGBTQ Radio Station Keeps Playing Despite Threats

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -Bombarded with death threats, the head of Tunisia’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) online radio station on Wednesday refused to stop his efforts to promote “tolerance” in a country where homosexuality is illegal.

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Sudan:Draft 2018 Budget ‘Tragic and Catastrophic’ – Analyst

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan’s draft general budget for 2018 represents “as a siege on citizens’ livelihood as a result of rising prices, high inflation rate, increasing cash mass, and demand for goods and commodities for the privileged segment,” says respected Sudanese economist Prof Sidgi Kaballo.

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Ethiopia:Praising Record Feat, Lagarde Emphatic Calling for Reforms

[Addis Fortune] Addis Ababa -The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is to arrive in Addis Abeba today, to start what is a historic visit by the Fund’s most senior official since its founding after the Second World War.

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Africa:Access to Mobile Phones Won’t Magically Fix Youth Unemployment in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Many in the international development community view technology -not least, mobile phones – as a possible panacea for Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. Their use is sharply on the rise. Mobile phones reduce the need for physical travel, allow rapid access to information about job openings and enable people to contact potential employers.

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