Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Africa.com’s Daily Top 10


1. South Sudan Conflict: Bentiu 'Ethnic Slaughter' Condemned

A lengthy look at the ethnic violence in the country where conflict is said to actually have political roots.
Source: BBC

2. Lupita Nyong'o Is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful Person In The World

The Kenyan actress is the magazine's 25th cover person, and the first African woman to have the title. Learn more about Lupita, and get your first look at her cover photo.
Source: People Magazine

3. Built in Africa: Shaking Sun’s Akaliza Keza Gara on Using Tech To Tell African Stories

Meet entrepreneur Akaliza Keza Gara. Find out how her company, Shaking Sun is using animation and graphic design to tell the stories of Africa's people.
Source: Venture Burn

4. African Content Will Fast Forward Connectivity Growth

But how? Find out how peering practices are being used to lower costs and connect more people.
Source: IT News Africa

5. Africa Must Invest Borrowings Wisely

Coverage of Africa's economic growth story continues with a look at investment and sovereign bond markets.
Source: Financial Times

6. Africa’s Real War on Women

Is the recent kidnapping of more than 200 young girls in Nigeria a sign of the continent's 'war on women?' This writer seems to think so.
Source: The Washington Times

7. Joburg: Africa's Own Ugly Duckling Tale

Johannesburg may be the exciting, fast-paced big city of South Africa, but it wasn't always so 'developed.' What was it like after apartheid?
Source: News24

8. Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Africa

Learn more about plans to bring highly-developed brain imaging technology to the developing world.
Source: Voice of America

9. Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying to Get to Africa, Family: Report

The story of the 15-year-old boy who hid in a plane wheel well is has captured the attention of many people. A new report says he was trying to travel to family in Somalia. Find out why.
Source: NBC News

10. Think There Aren't Enough Hours In The Day? Meet This Maverick Slum Dweller

Meet the 23-year-old Kenya entrepreneur who is paying his way through university by running a delivery service, a barbershop and selling 'energy efficient stoves.'
Source: CNN