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The militant group al-Shabab, once a threat primarily in Somalia, has grown and expanded its aspirations, operations and aims, and is preparing to wage a long war in East Africa, according to analysts and experts on the region. (VOA)

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won Olympic gold in the women’s 1500m final at Rio 2016. Kipyegon’s time of four minutes 08.92 seconds meant she finished ahead of Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba (4:10.27) and American Jennifer Simpson (4:10.53). (BBC)

The World Health Organization is embarking on a massive vaccination campaign to stem a deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo that public health experts say threatens to expand beyond Africa. The disease has killed more than 400 people and sickened thousands in the two countries, according to an alert that the WHO issued Tuesday. (Washington Post)


Biz Development

The LORA Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched in Johannesburg, inviting applications to its business skills programme set to run in 2017.

The new centre is set to offer a five-month SETA [Services Sector Education and Training Authority] accredited New Venture Creation (NVC) certificate, designed to help budding entrepreneuers who want to lead high performing businesses. (Disrupt Africa)

Civic Tech

This year’s Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) T.E.N.T. Gathering is set to hold from November 15 to November 17, 2016 in Kaduna.

PIN’s T.E.N.T. Gathering is an annual 3-day event for tech enthusiasts who are curious about building products or leading new product development cycles for local and international companies. (Techcabal)

Arts &
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Nigeria will be looking to reach the final of the men’s football event at the Olympics for the third time in 20 years on Wednesday when they face Germany in the second semi-final of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Supersport)


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