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Government officials in Uganda say they arrested former intelligence chief, General David Sejusa on Sunday for being “actively involved in partisan political activities”. Lawyers for Sejusa say, the arrest is ‘strongly linked’ to the country’s upcoming election and the general’s role advising opposition leaders running against President Museveni on ways to prevent rigging of the elections (BBC News).

David Mack (@davidmackau) recaps the international coverage of the latest deadly attack by Boko Haram in Dalori in northeastern Nigeria that left a village torched and dozens of people killed (BuzzFeed News).

ICYMI The AU did not gather the support it needed during its annual head of state summit to deploy troops to Burundi without the country’s consent. Despite the AU Peace and Security Council’s earlier decision to send troops to try and end the violence, the summit ended Sunday without ‘decisive action’ (VOA News).

Generation Next

Laura Secorun Palet (@LauraSecorun) has this story on Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi), founder of ‘artivism hub’ Pawa254 and ‘the Kenyan establishment’s worst nightmare’ (Ozy).


The Economist has this look at Nigeria’s Naira and writes how it believes President Muhammadu Buhari is, ‘repeating an economic error he made as dictator 30 years ago’ (The Economist).

Biz Dev

Paul Adepoju (@pauladepoju) says Nigeria’s e-commerce sector is getting a big shake-up and looks at whether investors should hold on for a buyout by an Amazon or Alibaba (Quartz Africa).

Identity & Culture

Nigerian sound and video artist Emeka Ogboh (@goslowlagos) takes listeners on a tour of Lagos to hear his, ‘Symphony Of The City’  in a new exhibition, “Market Symphony,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NPR / All Things Considered).

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