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Shouts of “U.S.A.!” and “Obama!” echoed over the stone plazas as President Obama and his family made their way around rain-slicked courtyards in Old Havana on Sunday evening, savoring the adulation of Cubans welcoming him warmly despite a driving rain as he began a history-making visit. (New York Times)

Results from Sunday’s presidential run-off in Niger are now being collated after the polls closed at 7pm (18:00 GMT) local time. The vote counting went into the night with electoral officials using torches to provide enough light at some polling centres. (BBC)

South Africa has built the largest solar farm in the Southern Hemisphere, Africa and the Middle-East region and it only took 28 months. The 175MW facility which lies in the mostly arid land of De Aar in Northern Cape and spans across 473ha was inaugurated by the country’s Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Thursday afternoon. (CNBC Africa)


10 Nigerian startups have been selected to take part in the three-month Lagos-based Growth Academy accelerator programme, run by the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) incubator and powered by Intel. (Disrupt Africa)

Generation Next

Mel Bailey (@MelB4freepress) writes about one of ‘Africa’s Einsteins’ – NEF fellow, Dr. Tolu Oni (@DrToullah). From clinician, to public health specialist, Next Einstein FellowDr. Oni is transforming the way scientists in Africa learn and work, as a driving force for community engagement in healthcare.

Identity & Culture

Eunice Onwona (@eonwona) attended this year’s Kumasi fashion week.  The show was themed ‘cosmopolitan meets culture’ and featured exhibitions, runway shows, and training seminars for up and coming, local fashion designers.

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