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The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has just released its 2016 mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview, which says the situation is very worrisome. OCHA reports the number of people worldwide in need of humanitarian assistance has soared to a record-breaking 130 million, nearly 44 million more than when the United Nations launched its annual multi-billion-dollar appeal in December. (VOA)

On Tuesday, actresses and education advocates Meryl Streep and Freida Pintojoined First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia in Morocco as part of their tour to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls around the world get a quality education. (People)

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back. (BBC)

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BarCamp Tema 2016 is bringing people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring this Saturday, July 2nd at the Rotary Centre in Tema. This year’s theme is “Enhancing productivity through Professionalism“. Barcamp Tema is organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as part of its Barcamp Ghana program.

Civic Tech

The first Lagos EdTech meetup happened last Saturday, June 25, 2016. It was organised by Future Software Resources Ltd owner and CEO, Nkemdilim Begho, and SmartED co-founder, Joseph Agunbiade.

The goal was to discuss how technology can facilitate the development of education in Nigeria. A few startups made it to the event, and they were able to point out challenges in the Nigerian education sector and their possible solutions. (Techcabal)

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The 8th FASU Games opened on 26 June 2016 on the campus of the prestigious University of Johannesburg. For the first time in FASU history, athletes compete in university teams instead of national teams. A total of 44 universities representing 14 countries and around 700 athletes participate in the games, competing in 10 sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, 3×3 basketball, chess, football, netball, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. (Eurosport)

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