You should know

According to a new Nielsen report which provides a ranking of business prospects for leading markets in Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria is no longer the top investor destination on the continent. In its place, Cote d’Ivoire has risen to the top of the rankings. (Quartz)

France has said it will deploy a paramilitary police force in the capital of Burkina Faso to react quickly in the event of new attacks by Islamist militants in West Africa. (BBC)

Through the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) project, Rwanda seeks to skill youths in critical and scarce skills gap in the following high priority sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, natural resources, health and education. (CNBC Africa)

What We Need

Kathryn Finney (@KathrynFinney), founder of The Budget Fashionista and tech equity organization digitalundivided, announced the creation of a new Atlanta center dedicated to furthering Black and Latina women’s leadership in the tech world. (Colorlines)

Generation Next

Magunga Williams (@theMagunga) is a kenyan writer who’s blog has been nominated for several awards, and his writing has appeared in a number of newspapers and journals. Last December, he opened an online bookstore that deals exclusively in African fiction. (Techcabal)

Identity & Culture

Nigeria’s muslim film industry Kannywood makes up about 30 percent of the films produced by the Nigerian-based film industry popularly called Nollywood. Al Jazeera takes a look at the women who are challenging society’s expectation and making the industry thrive.


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