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For months, President Muhammadu Buhari opposed devaluing Nigeria’s currency, saying he wouldn’t support having the naira “killed.” That stance shifted Monday, when the central bank floated the currency. It promptly lost 30 percent of its value against the dollar, but the move may have saved Nigeria’s oil-dependent economy, which is poised for a recession. (VOA)
Police are battling to quell violence that has broken out in the area around South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. Trouble broke out in the Tshwane area reportedly over the mayoral candidate chosen by the governing ANC for August’s elections. The tension relates to factionalism within the party, analysts say. (BBC)
Organizations, communities and leaders from around the world recognized Monday, June 20, as World Refugee Day. The global observance comes at a crucial time after a record-breaking 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes by the end of 2015, according to a report released by the United Nations on Monday. (USA today)
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Tigo Ghana has launched its undergraduate internship programme and they are calling it the Tigo Internship Programme (TIP). It’s a 3-month programme and it’s to help students get acquainted with the telecommunications industry. (itsnewsAfrica)
Uber and the Ghanaian ministry of transport have entered into a ‘Statement of Understanding’ which will herald “a new, forward-looking regulatory framework that allows for ridesharing technology and regulates its use and adoption by both riders and the individual drivers and companies that use it to source business.” Put another way: Uber could very well end up writing the rules it will play by. (Quartz)
Filled with tips and recommendations, from art museums, galleries, artists, to gastronomical interests such as restaurants and delicatessens, shopping, bookshops, and other activities, Little Africa Paris: Le City Guide – Africa A Paris (which will be published in both French and English) gives visitors to Paris the option to explore a city where black people have been present for centuries but not often at the forefront of French identity, acknowledging and promoting black existence and black contributions in one of the most visited cities on earth.
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