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Nigeria‘s Boko Haram militants are increasingly using children to carry out suicide bombings, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported Tuesday. The report said 44 children were involved in Boko Haram suicide attacks in 2015, a tenfold increase from just four children used a year earlier. (VOA)

An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola. (BBC)

Panama‘s attorney general late on Tuesday raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any evidence of illegal activities, authorities said in a statement. The Panama-based law firm is at the centre of the “Panama Papers” leaks scandal that has embarrassed several world leaders and shone a spotlight on the shadowy world of offshore companies. (Reuters)

Generation Next

Google in SubSaharan Africa has launched its massive #digitalskills4Africa training programme in Nairobi, Kenya with an aim to enroll and equip more than a million young Africans with free digital skills. (AllAfrica)

Civic Tech

Reflecting the rapid growth in the continent’s start-up scene, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is taking a long bet on African start-ups by raising $50 million for its first venture capital fund, called MEST Venture Partners. The new fund will also back non-MEST trained start-ups. (Quartz)

Biz Dev

African fintech startups with solutions in artificial intelligence, data analytics, blockchain, wealth management and more have been invited to apply for the Hong Kong-based DBS Accelerator program. (Disrupt Africa)

Identity & Culture

Performa, New York’s performing art biennial, is collaborating with 1:54 contemporary African art fair in Brooklyn next month. Dave McKenzie’s performance, This ship would set sail, even anchored as it was (2016), takes its cue from the centennial anniversary of Pan-African leader Marcus Garvey’s arrival in New York City in 1916. (The art newspaper)

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