You should know

Suicide bombers in Cameroon attack and kill 32, wounding dozens. Officials believe the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram is behind the attack (Reuters).

The president of Burkina Faso vowed to free the Australian citizens kidnapped by terrorist groups earlier this month (News 24).

The Ghanian cedi could fall below 4 cedis to the US dollar during the first economic quarter of 2016, according to a local economist (Accra City Times).

What We Need

Social Impact Week #SIW2016 kicked off at Ghana‘s iSpace (@ispacegh) where speakers will spend the week discussing civil society, tech spaces, and social entrepreneurship.

Generation Next

Moudou N’gom (@mn8441) the manager of Dakar‘s Kër Thiossane Fablab tells us why a digital creative space housing 3D printers, computers, and more is essential for West Africa. (Africa Rizing).

Biz Dev

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng launched a 2-Hour express home delivery service allowing customers to have their groceries delivered right to their doorstep (Disrupt Africa).

Nigeria‘s iROKO TV (@irokotv), “the Netflix of Africa” and hub for all things Nollywood, has pledged to put out at least 300 hours of new viewing content this year in wake of Netflix announcing its global expansion to Africa (Quartz Africa).

Identity & Culture

In case you haven’t heard, Dennis Owusu-Ansah, a Ghanian artist based in New York is changing the way we see African American celebrity icons. The artist has transformed the portraits of Drake, Rihanna, and Beyonce by illustrating them in traditional African fabrics (CNN).


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