You should know

One of African football’s best-known figures, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54, the Nigeria Football Federation has said. A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach. (BBC)

An Eritrean man suspected of running a human trafficking network that sent thousands of migrants to Europe, leaving many to die on the way, was extradited from Sudan to Italy overnight, officials said. Medhane Yehdego Mered, 35, was flown to Italy during the night after his arrest in Khartoum, Sudan on May 24, Italian and British officials said. (Reuters)

South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday she wanted additional resources to investigate the wealthy Gupta family and its relationship with President Jacob Zuma, which opposition parties and other critics allege is corrupt. (CNBC)

What we need

Given the common problems with access to healthcare and the disparity in the distribution of health centers, several African countries are looking to mobile technology to bridge the gap. The process, broadly referred to as ‘telemedicine’, focuses on connecting health workers in small communities usually lacking in health equipment and capacity to experts in city health centers through mobile phones and, in some cases, the internet. (Quartz)

Smart Cities

A Lagos-based renewable energy company named Arnergy has just announced a pay-as-you-go service for users in communities without stable power supply. The service is called Arnergy SRS, Solar Rental System, and it lets consumers install affordable solar panels and pay on a daily or monthly basis for only the power they consume. (Techcabal)

Arts &
Culture &
Music

President Obama has declared June 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month. In a proclamation on Thursday, Obama praised African-American music as “among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever known.”  (Mashable)


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