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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding “any apology from anybody” after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country “fantastically corrupt”. Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks. (BBC)

The disputed presidential election on February 18th in Uganda has led the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to announce it will hold an alternative inauguration of opposition candidate Kizza Besigye on Thursday, the same day that President Yoweri Museveni, in office since 1986, will be sworn in for another term. (VOA News)

Kenyan police have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who had gathered to demand the resignation of a body supervising next year’s presidential elections. Hundreds demonstrated on Monday in Nairobi near the office of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). (Aljazeera)

Generation Next

Nigerians made history on Saturday at  Howard University in Washington D.C. Of the 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and of the 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians. (Abiyamo)

African Union

 The Caribbean nation of Haiti will officially become a member of the African Union come the next AU Summit which will take place next month in Lilongwe, Malawi. Haitian Ambassador to South Africa, Jacques Junior Baril says Haiti finally being part of the AU is a place that the country earned as they paved way to other African countries to be free today.(Bbnomics)

Identity & Culture

African Booty Scratcher, created, written and produced by Damilare Sonoiki, whose credits include ABC’s black-ish, touches on a Nigerian-immigrant family and their struggle to balance the pursuit of a better life for their sonAyodeji (Dani Dare), while wanting him to stay true to his traditional values and Nigerian identity. (Okayafrica)


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