You should know

Disgraced Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, after his original conviction was upgraded from the lesser charge of manslaughter. (Reuters)

Nigeria, which is going through its worst economic crisis in years, has not turned to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance because it is “not sick”, its finance minister said. (CNBC Africa)

The death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people, an Ethiopian official said, adding that 108 children were kidnapped. (Al Jazeera)

Generation Next

Google last week announced plans to train one million Africans in digital skills within the next year, introducing young people to the possibility of a digital career, and supporting those already working in the digital space. To achieve the goal, Google has partnered Livity Africa to run two training programs. (Disrupt Africa)

Biz Dev

Africa’s largest stock exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa, is about to get some competition on its own turf. ZAR X, self-described as “a low-cost, simple and convenient trading platform that empowers ordinary South Africans with shareholdership opportunities,” was granted a conditional license by regulators to start trading by September. (Quartz)

Identity & Culture

Read a Q&A between Dynamic Africa and the founders of AccraWeDey, a homegrown Ghanaian podcast celebrating Accra’s people and stories.

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