You should know

Attacks in Belgium‘s capital killed at least 20 people at the Maelbeek metro station and at least 10 more at the international airport on Tuesday. ISIS claimed responsibility. (CNN)

Partial results from Niger‘s presidential run-off show incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou heading for a landslide victory. According to Reuters, Niger’s electoral commission says Issoufou has received 93 percent of the vote with about three-fourths of constituencies counted.  (VOA)

Nigeria’s state-owned oil company has failed to pay the government $25bn (£17.5bn) over five years, the nation’s fiscal commission has said. It includes $15bn that the nation’s auditor general last week said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) failed to pay in 2014 alone.

Civic Tech

Uber just launched in Abuja and is offering 6 days of free rides. The rides are only free as long as they’re under N3000 worth and they must start and end in Abuja coverage areas. (Techcabal)

Osarumen Osamuyu (@SkweiRd) writes about everything that happened at the internet Freedom Forum, #IFF2016. (Techcabal)

What We Need

Nine years after Nate Parker portrayed “Henry Lowe” in “The Great Debaters,” the actor and director has returned to the East Texas college where it was set to create a new program that will help other people of color tell their stories via film. (Colorlines)

Identity & Culture

The Google Doodle from Monday is refreshingly pro-black. It features a young black woman surrounded by colorful, affirming symbols of blackness, including a braid that spells out the word “Google.” A high school sophomore named Akilah Johnson from Washington, D.C., is the artist behind the stunning artwork which she titled “My Afrocentric Life.” (Huffington Post)


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