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#1 – This Pose Could Cost This Ethiopian Olympian His Home

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia may have turned himself into a political exile because of the way he won a silver medal in the Olympics marathon on Sunday. Read More >> Source: CNN

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#2 – Mali Rebel Apologises For Destroying Timbuktu Shrines

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi said he was "really sorry" for his actions and asked for forgiveness. It is also the first time a suspected Islamist militant has stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Read More >> Source: BBC

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#3 – McKinsey & Co.’s Women Matter Africa Report

Drawing on research undertaken at over 200 African companies and interviews with more than 30 women leaders across the continent, the report highlights that the continent has taken big strides regarding women’s representation in the private and public sectors. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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#4 – Finding The African Slave Ships That Sank In The Atlantic

Off the western tip of mainland Africa lie some of the most important vestiges of the transatlantic slave trade: the wreckage of ships that sank, carrying thousands of African men, women and children to the Americas. But despite historians’ immense interest in that period, no one has ever tried to excavate them. Read More >> Source: Washington Post

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#5 – African Artists To Look Out For

Africa’s art landscape is packed with tremendously talented artists who are gaining prominence locally and abroad. From Ghana to Kenya, Mozambique to Egypt, there’s a generation of painters, sculptors, photographers, and installation artists whose work will astound you. Read More >> Source: Standard Bank

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#6 – Nigerian Author Amadi Dies

Elechi Amadi, who has died aged 82, was one of the founding generation of African novelists in English. His work was greatly admired by his fellow writers in Nigeria, and he had a large readership throughout Africa. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#7 – Being Vaulted In Zimbabwe

The term refers to someone who has just got their make-up done. The trend is the brainchild of celebrity make-up artist, Jackie Mgido, who has set up her own range of beauty products – Vault Cosmetics. Read More >> Source: BBC

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#8 – Africa Must Invest In Data To Provide Good Service

Data, and especially data of good quality, are essential for national governments and institutions to accurately plan, fund and evaluate development activities. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#9 – Another South African Company Leaves Nigeria

Hotel and gaming group Sun International became the latest South African business to pull out of Nigeria because of weak economic growth and clashes with regulators in the west African country. Read More >> Source: CNBC Africa

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#10 – Reviving Benin’s Rail Network

Railroads came to Benin, then called Dahomey, in 1936. But like other African nations the railway was just internal. No significant international network exists except in South Africa. Read More >> Source: eNCA