You should know

A Kenyan protester, who was filmed being beaten by police in Nairobi Monday, has died. Dozens were injured when police began using clubs, tear gas and water canons to break up protests outside the offices of the country’s electoral body. Protestors and opposition leaders say the electoral officials are biased and must be replaced ahead of the 2017 elections. Kenya’s National Commission on Human Rights has condemned the use of excessive force by police while #StopPoliceBrutality trends across Kenya as protests continue online. (BBC Africa Live)

WHO is issuing guidelines for the 1st time to help health workers provide better physical and psychological care to millions of victims of female genital mutilation. WHO says the guidelines will help ongoing global efforts to end FGM by better informing the healthcare community about the many risks associated with the practice. (VOA News)

ICYMI President John Magufuli is trying to position Tanzania in the role of east Africa’s peacemaker by putting plans to address the ongoing violence in neighboring Burundi at the top of his political agenda. (Ozy)

Generation Next

Meet Yasmin Belo-Osagie, the Boston-born, Nigerian-raised CEO of She Leads Africa who was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People for the ways her organization helps develop female entrepreneurs across Africa. (Fast Company)

Smart Cities

CcHub (@Cc_Hub) is organizing a hackathon at their new re:learn center in Abuja later this month. Tagged #BuildForMyCity, hackers are being invited to, ‘think up ideas that can improve the way people live, work and interact’ with public services in Abuja. (TechCabal)


Nayé Coulibaly shares her experiences as a marketing intern with Dziffa, ‘an online marketplace for authentic Afrocentric goods’ in Accra and has these lessons from an African startup as well as some advicef rom owner Dziffa Akua (@dziffaa) for aspiring entrepreneurs. (Dziffa Blog)

Arts & Culture (& Sports)

ESPN launches The Undefeated” –  a new digital publication focusing on ‘the intersection of race, sports, politics and culture’ and featuring some of our AR favorites including, EIC Kevin Merida (@meridak), Latoya Peterson, (@LatoyaPeterson) Clinton Yates (@clintonyates), and Danyel Smith (@danamo).

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