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More deadly attacks by suspected Islamic militants happened in two northern Nigerian cities Monday. The multiple suicide bombings, grenade launches, and gunfire, have killed at least 50 people on the outskirts of Maiduguri and in the town of Madagali (VOA News).
Guinea is Ebola free for the 1st time in 2 years, according to a statement released by the World Health Organization. The country now begins a 90-day ‘heightened surveillance’ period to help ensure any possible new cases are quickly identified before they can spread (BuzzFeed News).
ICYMI cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire are raising concerns as a strong Harmattan wind continues to blow across most of the country’s main cocoa growing regions. Farmers say the dusty, dry wind from the Sahara can kill small cocoa pods, sap soil moisture, and reduce the size of cocoa beans (Reuters Africa).
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BBC’s Newsday brought together two of our favorite global entrepreneurs, Ethel Cofie (@MissEDCofie) and Rebecca Enonchong (@africatechie) to have a conversation on how women can progress in the male-dominated world of technology (BBC/Newsday).
New research from The Economist (@TheEconomist) looks at surging populations in sub-Saharan Africa, changing economic factors, and the rising rate of Christian church attendance on the continent and says, ‘the future of the world’s most popular religion is African’ (The Economist)
Economist Milford Bateman adds his thoughts to the ongoing series @TC_Africa on financial inclusion in economic development and says, ‘microcredit is hurting the poor and destroying informal business’ in Africa (The Conversation)
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