You should know

A court in Senegal is set to deliver a verdict Monday in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. Habré was tried on charges of war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity by a special tribunal known as the Extraordinary African Chambers.(VOA Africa)

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday the government had resolved to keep the naira’s exchange rate steady while supporting the central bank’s decision to move away from the dollar peg, which is seen as overvaluing the naira. (CNBC Africa)

At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. (Reuters)

Generation Next

With almost 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24, the African continent boasts the youngest population in the world. The African Development Bank is working on providing youth with the skills, education and jobs they need to secure their future. (Ghana Web)

What we need

She Leads Africa is a social enterprise that supports young African women and their journey towards professional success. From June 2-5 2016, SheHive NYC will host a four-day boot camp that will bring together young female professionals and entrepreneurs to learn new business skills, network with their peers and connect directly with potential mentors and investors. (Okayafrica)

Art & Culture

The 12th edition of Senegal’s culture festival dubbed Dak’Art continues in the West African nation’s capital, Dakar. Close to 60 artists from Africa and the rest of the world have been showcasing their talent in the exhibition whose organizers say is the only event of note on the continent to consecrate its selection in particular to living artists in and outside the continent. (Africa News)


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