You should know

South Africa‘s parliament will open debate Tuesday on an opposition motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma for violating the constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled last week that Zuma “failed to uphold, defend, and respect the constitution” by failing to pay back some of the public funds he used to make improvements on his private home. (VOA)

Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax. (BBC)

Nigeria‘s army arrested the leader of Islamist militant group Ansaru, a splinter faction of Boko Haram that has been accused of kidnapping and killing Westerners. In 2012 the U.S. State Department named Ansaru leader Khalid al-Barnawi one of three Nigerian militants blacklisted for ties to Boko Haram and al-Qaeda’s north African wing. (Reuters)

Civic Tech

The Kio Kit  runs on BRCK, a mobile Wi-Fi and storage device designed for power and connectivity-starved environments.The tablets come pre-loaded with a mix of the Kenyan curriculum and international content, but they don’t have network connection to prevent students looking at non-educational content. (The Guardian)

Biz Dev

45,000 africans apply for 1,000 spots in the Elumelu Entrepreneur Program. The program, which was launched in 2015, is the largest-ever African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship, according to a press release by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. (AFKinsider)

Identity & Culture

On March 6th, Independence Day, a new contemporary art gallery celebrated its opening in Accra, Ghana. Named for the year the African country declared independence from the United Kingdom, Gallery 1957 was inaugurated with a forward-looking mission to support the local contemporary art scene and Ghanaian artists, from established to emerging. (Huffington Post)


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