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Burundi’s president has condemned the killing of senior army officer, Brigadier general Athanase Kararuza, who was shot in an attack Monday in Bujumbura as deadly violence in the central African nation continues to grow. (Reuters Africa) This most recent attack follows a preliminary probe into the violence in Burundi by the International Criminal Court. An ICC prosecutor said the probe is not an investigation but said the court has been ‘closely tracking’ the violence that began last April between supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his political opponents. (VOA News)

Vodafone’s M-Pesa announced it now has more than 25 million active customers across Africa, Asia and Europe. The mobile money transfer service which started in Kenya, reports the recent growth is a result of several new country launches, including most recently in Ghana. (BBC Africa)

ICYMI Uganda has decided to partner with Tanzania for getting oil from its the western Hoima disrict to the Indian Ocean for trade. The pipeline from one of East Africa’s largest reserves is a ‘bitter blow’ for Kenya, which had been competing for the project in what should become Africa’s newest oil-exporting region. (Quartz Africa)

Generation Next

Fred Swaniker (@FredSwaniker) offers up his thinking behind the “audacious” African Leadership University, and how he believes, ‘Africa can design its future’. (Mail&Guardian Africa)


The team of David Ingold (@davidingold) and Spencer Soper (@spencersoper) analyze the data on Amazon Prime’s delivery service and ask, does Amazon needs to consider the race of its customers?  (Bloomberg News)

What We Need

Circumspecte’s creative director, Jemila Abdulai (@jabdulai) shares her 5 tips for crafting your career as part of her #AskJemila series. (

Biz Dev

Tendai Dube (@TendyDube) looks at just some of the ways Nigeria is improving its ease of doing business in an effort to move up on the World Bank’s index that acts as a guide for investors on sub-Saharan Africa (CNBC Africa).

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