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Zimbabwe and UNICEF have released a report concluding the southern African nation needs about $45 million to address the health care and employment needs of the country’s youth.  If President Robert Mugabe’s government does not take action, Zimbabwe would experience a population boom while the crime rate would increase by about 12 percent in the next 10 years as unemployed youths embark on vices that include robbery and unprotected sex. (VOA)

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign in the north-east after two new cases emerged. The government said polio paralysed two children in Borno state, a part of Nigeria where Boko Haram militants have hindered health campaigns. (BBC)

Zambia‘s electoral commission said it would announce initial results on Friday in a close-fought election contest between President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema, who accuses Lungu of mismanaging the economy. (Reuters)

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PIVOT East,  a startups competition geared towards nurturing the growing ICT talent in East Africa has officially opened for 2016. The objective of this year’s competition is “to facilitate discovery of the next wave of high potential startups in the region”. Entries  can be made between today and midnight EAT) September 8th 2016. (Techweez)

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Africa’s table tennis sensation, Aruna Quadri will return to table alongside his teammates – Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun as the West African side takes on powerhouse, China in the first round of the men’s team event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. (TVCnews)


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