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A suicide bomber has killed 12 people in an attack on a mosque in Kouyape, in Cameroon. This bombing is the latest attack in an area where Nigeria’s Boko Haram have increasingly been carrying out attacks across the border into northern Cameroon, threatening regional security (Reuters Africa).

Opposition groups in Burundi say authorities are ‘disproportionately targeting Tutsis’ in their security crackdown. Authorities deny allegations of arbitrary arrests or killings and say there is no ethnic component to the country’s unrest (VOA News).

ICYMI 100s of copies of Nigeria’s 2016 budget are said to be missing. Delays to the senate’s plans to review President Buhari’s proposed budget caused by the missing docs, could worsen the country’s economic crisis (BBC Africa).

Generation Next

Niyi Aderibigbe (@mraderibigbe) was in Lagos to talk with Taiwo Abiri to find out how Youtube helped turn the 30 year old Nigerian into a millionaire motor mechanic (The Nerve Africa).

What We Need

Tolu Ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) says President Buhari has to show Nigerians “demonstrable proof” his corruption reforms can, “go beyond the familiar melodrama of cycles of arrests, trials, and shocking-revelations” and be successful (Newsweek).

Civic Tech

Open Gov fellow at Code4Africa, Seember Nyager (@Seember1) introduces the Budeshi platform to, ‘carry out advocacy to public institutions seeking to have open contracting’ across all of Nigeria’s public services (Medium).

Biz Dev

Disrupt Africa (@DisruptAfrica) released its African Tech Startup Funding Report on 125 tech startups in 10 sectors from across the continent that together, raised more than $185M in funding during 2015 (Disrupt Africa).


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