You should know

Nigeria’s Premium Times is reporting at least 105 Nigerian soldiers are missing after a gun battle with Boko Haram near Gudunbali, Borno State (Premium Times).

This follows explosions this week in Kano and Yola and the release of a new study that says Boko Haram is now “the deadliest terrorist organization in the world” according to the annual Global Terrorism Index (Buzzfeed).

It’s global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day follow @WomensEday on Twitter and use hashtags #WEDO2015 and #WomenWOW. Eunice Onwona (@eonwona) has these, 5 ways you can join in online and IRL with events happening in Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

Biz Dev

There’s a new partnership to “boost African startup funding” between global investor platform Gust and the Africa Business Angel Network to connect high-growth entrepreneurs on the continent with active, early-stage investors (IT News Africa).

Civic Tech

The Agege Technology Incubation Centre, in Lagos is calling on the Lagos State Government to, decentralize the center to provide greater access to more Nigerian entrepreneurs (PunchNG).

The team at FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) has built a tool that parses every comment from late 2007 through August 2015 from Reddit’s 200million users to figure out, “how the internet talks” (fivethirtyeight).

Generation Next

Co-founder of Nairobi-based Eneza Education Toni Maraviglia (@tisfortoni) thinks, 14-25-Year-Old Africans are, “the Next Big Tech Market” (Unreasonable).

Identity & Culture

Phiona Okumu (@Ophiona) writes how Wizkid is finally getting the, “global embrace he deserves” (The Fader).

Alan Taylor (@kokogiak) and photographer Joe Penney (@joepenney) share a series of portraits that look at the Bazin industry and how people in Mali are trying to bring textile production back to increase jobs and help grow the country’s economy (The Atlantic).


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