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Nigeria‘s government says it is reaching out to Boko Haram after a new video surfaced online Sunday showing as many as 50 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014. The militant group says several girls have died, and they are demanding a prisoner swap for the rest. (VOA)

Zambia‘s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results. The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just past the the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system. (BBC)

South Africa‘s Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win the Olympic 400 metres gold medal in 43.03 seconds and break Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record on Sunday. (CNBC)

Civic Tech

Digital health startup Kangpe (@kangpehealth) was named winner of the Nigerian leg of global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World on Friday, with the startup now heading to the global final to compete for up to US$1 million in equity investment.  The startup allows Africans to discuss health issues with verified doctors via SMS, mobile app or web within minutes. (Disrupt Africa)

Arts &
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Almost 5,000 miles away from where she grew up, public health practitioner, designer and CEO Evelyn Botwe started her own New York based business intersecting fashion, health, and entrepreneurship from Ghana to the diaspora and beyond. Her clothing line Adepa, brings together the traditional African wax fabric with a contemporary edge.

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