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Compromise may be in store on the issue of electoral reform in Kenya.  Several protests by the opposition have turned violent in the past month, but at a rally in Nairobi Wednesday, opposition leader Raila Odinga said plans are in the works for dialogue. Opposition parties held a demonstration in Nairobi Wednesday to mark Freedom Day. (VOA)

Somali authorities say at least 16 people have been killed and 55 more wounded in a car bomb and gun attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu. Sporadic gunfire could still be heard on Thursday, a day after the attack on Hotel Ambassador. Al-Shabaab, the anti-government group affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack. (Aljazeera)

The search zone for the crashed EgyptAir jet has been narrowed to 2 km (1.24 miles) from 5 km after a vessel picked up a signal from one of the black boxes, an Egyptian source on the investigation committee said on Thursday. Locating the black boxes is crucial to understanding why the Airbus A320 plummeted into the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. (Reuters)

CivicTech

The Ghana-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has announced its expansion into South Africa and it’s opening to entrepreneurs to join its programme. MEST provides young African tech entrepreneurs with training, investment and incubation and links to US investors and corporates in Silicon Valley, where the organisation’s parent organisation, The Meltwater Foundation, is headquartered.

What we need

Uber is launching in Uganda today at 2pm (GMT+3) at the Kampala Serena Hotel in Kampala. The company has a job opening for an Operations and Logistics Manager on their careers list. (Techcabal)

Arts & Culture

Miami is the latest city to be added to the nationwide DanceAfrica festival network and join the likes of New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago. As the country’s most renowned festival celebrating African dance, music, and culture, DanceAfrica Miami is spearheaded by South Florida-based Delou Africa and will be presented in August in conjunction with the organization’s 7th Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida (A.D.D.D.F.F). (eurweb)


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