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Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have ambushed a UN humanitarian aid convoy in north-eastern Nigeria which had a military escort, officials say. The military said three civilians, including UN staff, and two soldiers were wounded in the attack. (BBC)

The after-shock of the failed Turkish coup continues to reverberate in Nigeria. After one of the country’s leading banks was named by a Turkish paper as being involved in the disbursement of $2 billion which allegedly funded the coup, the Turkish government has requested the closure of 17 schools in Nigeria. Turkey says the schools have links to the Gulen movement, run by self-exiled Fetullah Gulen, which has been accused of being behind the failed coup. (Quartz)

The Chicago Tribune reports that President Barack Obama’s library will be built on the South Side of Chicago, where he lived before moving into the White House. The library will house Obama’s presidential papers and a museum focused on his time in office. The Obama Foundation will raise money to build the library. (Colorlines)

Generation Next

African universities are increasingly playing a part in encouraging student-led tech startups, in the hope that young people can become job creators.

These new initiatives across the continent are replicating successful models from abroad, such as the US knowledge regions of Route 128 – which developed around MIT – and the renowned Silicon Valley, which developed around Stanford University. (Disrupt Africa)

Civic Tech

Women in Tech Africa, an organisation founded by Ethel Cofie to support African women working in tech, will hold a Women in Tech Week in Nairobi from September 26 – 30 this year. It’s being organised in partnership with SAP Global, and will last for 5 days during which they’ll discuss the role of women in building Africa’s digital economy, opportunities for research etc. (Techcabal)

Arts &
Culture &

The most successful female artist in Nigeria Tiwa Savage has officially signed and sealed a management deal with American entertainment company, Roc Nation. Roc Nation on Thursday, July, 28,2016,  posted a statement about the signing of Savage. It stated: “Welcome Tiwa Savage to the Roc Nation family.” Though still maintaining her contract deal with Mavin Records  excitedly shared the news on her Instagram page. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (

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