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The 54th observance of the day honoring the African woman who, in spite of several challenges struggles to take care of her family, was observed Sunday July 31. (VOA)

A Nigerian behind thousands of online scams around the world has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol alleges. The 40-year-old man, known only as “Mike” is alleged to head a network of 40 individuals behind global scams worth more than $60m (£45m). (BBC)

new report by the World Bank finds that reducing the price of food staples by 10 per cent could lift nearly half a million people out of poverty in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia alone. (CNBC)

Generation Next

ScholarX is an app that claims to be an “easy way to find and apply for Scholarships”, and it’s marketed towards Nigerian students. They operate a two-tier system, where some scholarship opportunities are made available to everyone who downloads the app for free, but reserve a few “hidden” ones for users who agree to pony up ₦500/year. (Techcabal)

Biz development

South African journalist Tshepy Matloga (@tshepy) started making frequent trips to Malawi in 2014. That was when she first noticed the lack of business magazines with Malawian content. Seeing a gap in the market, Tshepy launched Inde, a business and lifestyle magazine aimed at Malawian women. (

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Just after midnight (July 29), Twitter users @anthoknees and @Bitterblue55 came together to create the #BlackWomenDidThat hashtag to “commemorate Black women who impacted your life.” (Colorlines)

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