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Controversial Kenyan businessman Jacob Juma was killed Thursday night by unknown gunmen in Nairobi. Juma was a known supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and had recently sued the Kenyan government for revoking his company’s mining license as well as suing a state-run corporation for $5m. Juma had even posted to Twitter his fears he would be killed and use his more than 25 thousand followers to try and call attention to what he said was harassment from the Kenyan government. Nairobi police officials say they have no suspects at this time. (BBC Africa)
Government officials in Uganda are putting a ban on local media from covering the activities of the FDC party, while opposition leader Kizza Besigye remains under house arrest. Tensions in Uganda have been high since the recent election of President Yoweri Museveni to a 5th term. (VOA News)
ICYMI Barclays announced Thursday it has raised more than $870 million after selling a 12.2% stake in its African group to investors, a ‘crucial first step’ in its plan to leave Africa and focus on the UK and US. (Reuters Africa)
Meet Ellen Pao (@ekp) and learn about Project Include along with these women in tech banding together to track diversity after hours. (NY Times)
Today is the last day to apply to be 1 of 10 startups at the Unreasonable Institute’s (@BeUnreasonable) Unreasonable Lab Nigeria – a 5-day intensive training program to help prepare startups to raise capital and match them with ‘seasoned entrepreneurs and investors’ from across Nigeria who will serve as mentors. (VC4Africa)
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