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The World Health Organization is leading a mass yellow fever vaccination campaign in central Africa to prevent the national and international spread of this deadly disease.  The campaign, which begins this month, aims to vaccinate 15.5 million people in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (VOA)

A man has been arrested by Italian police investigating the killing of a Nigerian immigrant which the government has condemned as a racist attack. Police say a row broke out at Fermo, a town on Italy’s east coast, when racist abuse was hurled at the partner of Emmanuel Chidi Namdi, 36. (BBC)

Shooters killed five officers at a protest over police violence in downtown Dallas, sending screaming crowds scrambling for shelter and spurring an investigation into who was behind the ambush. The deadly gunfire erupted in Dallas on Thursday night as videos showing two African-American men shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota spurred protests and debate over police use of force across the country. (CNN)

Biz development 

When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world. Zuvaa is estimated to make $2 million in sales in 2016. 
After receiving a compliment on her outfit, the tech savvy 24-year-old bought a domain name and started social media accounts. (CNN)

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PayPal launched in Zimbabwe in 2014, but users were only allowed to send funds or make payments. All that’s changed now and Zimbabwe citizens can both send and receive funds via PayPal. (Techcabal)

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Although Riri Williams might not exactly adopt the “Iron Man” moniker, a new Marvel character—a Black woman—will step into the iconic genius superhero’s suit in upcoming comics. In a new interview with Time, Marvel writer and character creator Brian Michael Bendis described some fans’ racist reactions to Riri Williams.  (Colorlines)


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