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The United Nations warned South Sudan‘s President Salva Kiir on Tuesday that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war after Kiir replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar. (Reuters)

An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders. President Peter Mutharika said the police should investigate and charge him over the cases of defilement he had seemingly confessed to. (BBC)

Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party’s White House nomination, coming back from a stinging defeat in her first presidential run in 2008 and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. (Reuters)

 

Civic Tech

As over 10,000 participants and notable technology thought leaders converge in Lagos for Techplus 2016, Chairperson of Alliance for Affordable Internet Dr. Omobola Johnson and other tech experts have highlighted Nigeria’s key role in Africa’s highly anticipated technology revolution. (Techcabal)

Biz Development 

The furniture that comes out of Ciiru Waweru’s workshop in Nairobi isn’t hand painted or hand carved. The bunk beds, children’s desks, and baby cots made at Waweru’s children’s furniture brand, FunKidz, are more similar to what you would find at Ikea—flat-packable, made with computer-controlled cutting machines and printers. (Quartz)

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The Bantu festival in Chicago is a celebration of the African diaspora. Haitians, Jamaicans, Cameroonians, Americans, Belizians and much more come together for the purpose of celebration and commerce. You can buy a dashiki from West Africa and a South African meal within a few steps. Music from all over the world filled the parking lot of the Kleo Center as festival goers danced and made purchases. At its core this festival is about diversity and unity. It’s also a safe space for the children of the community to gather and have fun in peace. (Rollingout)


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