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The World Economic Forum on Africa wraps up today in Kigali. Follow #WEFA2016 on Twitter for live updates and check out the links below for more of our favorite sessions from this year’s event.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for his 5th term of office on Thursday in Kampala amid tension and a day-long social media blackout. Museveni’s government cut all social media ahead of the inauguration ceremonies while police were seen out in force in downtown Kampala after signs of unrest earlier in the week. Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has vowed to continue his campaign of defiance, calling himself the, “people’s president.” (VOA News)

ICYMI you can read all the official statements made by each country that participated in this week’s “landmark” international anti-corruption summit in London hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron. (Gov.UK)

Generation Next

The team @Ozy take a look at a new ‘concept of philanthropy’ happening on the continent and introduces you to Ashish J. Thakkar, founder of the Mara Group and the continent’s youngest billionaire and Ndidi Nwuneli, director of the African Philanthropy Forum who says, “Africa’s future is now in the hands of Africa”. (Ozy) Plus meet the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year award winners honoured earlier in the week at WEFA 2016.

Get Money

Check out this video from the, Women Creating Wealth forum chaired by the Graca Machel Trust at the World Economic Forum Africa and learn more about, ‘how to help African women create wealth’. (CNBC Africa)


A favorite panel from this week’s World Economic Forum asked the question, ‘what if all education were digital?’ and explores the, “possible, plausible and probable impacts” of an all-digital education. (World Economic Forum)

Arts & Culture

Marvel has launched a new Black Panther video series with commentary from Ta-Nehisi Coates and music from Run the Jewels #HappyFriday  (Blavity)

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