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  • AU Chair

#1 – What Africa Had To Say To Obama

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, opened her remarks noting the irony that Africa is rich with natural resources, yet its people are poor. She emphasized the need for increased investment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial
  • The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu Starts At The ICC

#2 – Destroyer Of Timbuktu Is Jailed

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading rebel forces who destroyed historic mausoleums at the world heritage site in Mali in 2012. Judges of the International Criminal Court found he had shown "remorse and empathy" for the crime. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • School Girl

#3 – Debunking Some Myths About Africa

A “widely cited” statistic claims that “one in 10 school-age girls in Africa misses school or drops out for reasons related to her period”. But is this true? Read More >> Source: Bhekisisa

  • Kenyan Actress

#4 – Watch Lupita Drop Some Bars In Surprise Video

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o might have a shot at being a rapper. She released a 55-second video on Instagram to celebrate reaching three million fans on the social media site. Read More >> Source: CNN

  • Student March SA

#5 – Universities In South Africa Close As Student Protests Intensify

Several large schools have reported vandalism against university property and scuffles between security staff and protesters. The University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, reported that authorities found fire bombs on campus over the weekend. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

  • Ali Bongo Ondimba

#6 – Gabon’s Ali Bongo Sworn In Secretly

"I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being ... and respect and defend the constitution and the rule of law." Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

  • Zim SA March

#7 – What Will Happen When Mugabe Dies?

A group of concerned Zimbabweans have met in Johannesburg to discuss the country's future. They say they would like to see a National Transitional Authority being established, to manage the transition in the event the ailing 92-year-old Zimbabwean president dies. Read More >> Source: eNCA

  • Factory Jobs

#8 – Ethiopia’s Grand Plan To Tackle Unemployed Refugees

The new provision will create jobs for both Ethiopians and the more than 743,000 registered refugees living in the country. The UK will contribute $103 million into the project, which will be jointly managed alongside the EU and the World Bank. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

  • Refugee Camp

#9 – Women From The CAR Create A Network To Survive Life In A Refugee Camp

Members of the group run small businesses together to earn money. They come up with ideas of what people might need, then pool their funds and set about producing and selling the goods required, whether it’s home-made soap, birthday or wedding cakes, or simply cups of tea and coffee. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

  • Lucapa Diamonds

#10 – Is The Diamond Life Of Botswana Sustainable?

The cornerstone of Botswana's success has been one commodity, diamonds. Mining made up just one fifth of GDP last year compared with half in the late 1980s at the height of the diamond boom, while financial services and tourism - the Okavango Delta is one Africa's premier safari destinations - are growing fast. Read More >> Source: CNBC Africa

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