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Tanzania says it will promptly investigate allegations that several of its troops sexually abused women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where its soldiers are U.N. peacekeepers. (VOA)

Parliament in South Africa has voted not to impeach President Jacob Zuma, despite a court ruling against him. The governing African National Congress (ANC) defeated the opposition-sponsored motion, saying Mr Zuma was not guilty of “serious misconduct”. (BBC)

The death toll from yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225, with an estimated 1,600 cases now recorded, Health Minister Luis Sambo said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

DEMO Africa

African startup pitching event DEMO Africa will take place on August 22-26 in Johannesburg this year, the first time the event has been held in South Africa. Last year’s edition of the event saw 30 startups pitch their businesses in front of an audience of investors, with five selected to pitch at the prestigious DEMO Fall event in Silicon Valley. (Disrupt Africa)

Business Development

Since its launch back in 2005, Etsy has grown into a huge ecommerce market for handmade and vintage goods. Annie Pilon (@AnnieHP) writes about the many successful African American entrepreneurs who are finding success selling their handmade products on Etsy. (Smallbiztrends)

Generation Next

Adamu Waziri, an animator based in Abuja, Nigeria, has created the concept for a new show that would introduce Brazilian children to African characters in an animated series called “Bino & Fino.” (Huffington Post)

Identity & Culture

French-Caribbean artist Paul Louise-Julie has generated some buzz around his African mythology graphic novel series, The Pack. The project is set in a fantasy world based off Louise-Julie’s research of African civilizations. (Okayafrica)


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