You should know

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American to be featured on the face of U.S. paper currency when she replaces President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Wednesday. (Reuters)

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says the United States stands with the east African nation of Chad and its neighbors in the fight against Boko Haram. (VOA)

Ethiopia‘s army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media report. (BBC)

 

Biz Dev

Following a rigorous selection process involving more than 700 applicants from 26 countries across Africa, the top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia, have been revealed. (ItsnewsAfrica)

Civic Tech

TEDxAccra is the largest event of its kind in Ghana with an audience of over 1500 gathered at the National Theatre to share and discuss innovative and creative ideas. Use #rethinkAccra to follow the conversation on twitter. (TedxAccra)

Identity & Culture

In a satirical Instagram account for Savior Barbie, Barbie is in Africa running an NGO that provides drinking water to locals. The account joins the grand tradition of making fun of Western volunteers on short-term, often ineffectual assignments in Africa. (Quartz)


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