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A report from the  International Organization for Migration (IOM) found at least 60,000 migrants died or disappeared at sea or on land routes over the past two decades. IOM considers the real number to be much higher because many bodies are never found or identified. (VOA)

Boko Haram jihadists killed at least four villagers on Tuesday and kidnapped three women near the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok where the group snatched more than 200 girls two years ago, residents and survivors said. (Reuters)

U.S. fund manager Pecora Capital said on Tuesday it will raise $2 billion over the next 18 months for Nigerian infrastructure projects, a rare show of investor confidence during a period of deep crisis in Africa’s largest economy. (CNBC)

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More than 5,000 powerful women from across the country and around the world met in Washington, DC for the first-ever United State of Women summit on Tuesday. With an ambitious agenda to tackle the biggest issues holding women back from total equality, leaders from the White House, Hollywood, major corporations, and civil society gathered together in one room to propose solutions. (Refinery 29)

Biz Development

Multinational corporations have come together to create a solution for youth economic empowerment in Africa through a solution called AfricaWorkingAfricaWorking was set up to support 200,000 youths and 50,000 entrepreneurs by 2020. This support will be in the form of learning, training, mentoring, internship, and job opportunities in industries across all sectors. (Techcabal)

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Sunday marked the renowned 41st Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, Pa. Established in 1975 by Lois Fernandez,with only a $100 grant, it’s grown into one of the biggest African street festivals in the U.S., with 500,000 festival-goers covering more than 12 city blocks, and attracting hundreds of vendors and vibrant performances. (Okayafrica)

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