You should know

The arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the CIA according to a new report. The new revelations are based on an interview with ex-CIA agent Donald Rickard with The Sunday Times shortly before he died. (BBC)

Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 “ghost workers” from its public sector payroll after a nationwide audit found their fraud cost the government over $2 million a month, the prime minister’s office has said. (Reuters)

Nigeria‘s central bank denied a report that it planned to devalue the naira, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reiterated that Nigeria would benefit from a more flexible exchange rate but said no request for funds had been made. (CNBC)

Generation Next

The Voice of Youth Africa (VOYA) Summit is a gathering of Young African leaders, from within and around sub-Saharan Africa, who are passionate about causing positive change in their communities. This year’s summit is tagged #DoSomethingAfrica; call for leaders at all levels of governance on the African continent to implement policies that will help Africans overcome the challenges of climate change with focus on environmental and economic sustainability. (Huffington Post)

Biz Dev

She Leads Africa has successfully concluded three SheHive events in Nigeria and Ghana, with further events planned worldwide across the coming months. The events aim to equip young and ambitious women with new skills in climbing the corporate ladder, negotiating, developing a pitch deck, identifying job opportunities, speaking with investors and more. (Disrupt Africa)


With the news that Michael B. Jordan has joined the cast of the Ryan Coogler-directed movie, Black Panther, alongside Chadwick and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Black Twitter is celebrating and has been posting their excitement and appreciation using the #BlackPantherSoLit hashtag. (Metro)

Arts & Culture

Osarumen Osamuyi (@SkweiRd) gives us a Nigerian Hip-Hop playlist to start off our Monday morning. The YouTube playlist is called NSTLGA, and “he dares you to listen till the end without feeling nostalgic“. We just want to give yo some #MondayMotivation. (Techcabal)

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