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The spokesman for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations said the U.N. has accepted responsibility for its lack of swift response during the February massacre of internally displaced persons in the South Sudanese city of Malakal. (VOA)

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 75 suspected militiamen for murder and rape in the province of South Kivu. They are accused of targeting very young girls, reportedly associating them with supernatural protection. (BBC)

South Africa‘s High Court on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had no grounds to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated. The same court had in April ordered a review of a 2009 decision by the National Prosecuting Authority to set aside hundreds of charges against Zuma. (Reuters)


Now that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union African economies, already struggling from slowing demand from China and flat commodity prices, have now been thrown into confusion along with the rest of the world. The UK’s minister for Africa and advocate for leaving James Duddridge has promised that relations with the continent would only improvewithout the burden of the EU but Africa’s largest economies are still likely to suffer. (Quartz)

Biz Dev

The Hope Factory, an entity of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), has launched a mentorship programme designed to empower and enable physically disabled entrepreneurs in KwaZulu-Natal. The programme has been launched by The Hope Factory in partnership with Transnet Pipelines South Africa in Durban, and consists of 10 disabled entrepreneurs from a range of different industries. (Disrupt Africa)

Future Forward Conference

Future Forward Conference  Accra is bringing together this Saturday June 25th at Impact Hub Accra, emerging innovators, thought leaders and leading social entrepreneurs for a journey of learning, inspiration and connection. The conference will help identify and support social entrepreneurs and changemakers creating innovative solutions to youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. Future Forward is a partnership between MasterCard Foundation and Ashoka.

Arts &
Culture &

Watch Fox Searchlight’s new trailer for “The Birth of a Nation“. Nate Parker‘s directorial debut, which depicts Nat Turner’s leadership of an armed slave insurrection in antebellum Virginia, made history of its own when Fox Searchlight purchased the film for $17.5 million at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It was the festival’s largest distribution deal ever.

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