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    Supporters of Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire's sit outside the Harare Magistrates court during Mawarire's trial, July 13, 2016. (Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo)
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In Case You Missed It: 7/18/16-7/24/16

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on July 26, 2016

Bill Gates and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Bill Gates invests $5 billion into the African continent and a look into the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Bill Gates to invest $5 billion into the African continent over the next 5 years

Bill Gates, the founder of American tech giant Microsoft,  will visit the African continent this month, taking his tour across multiple countries.

At the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on July 17, Gates delivered a speech in which he said he wants to find innovative solutions to the problems that prevent people from making the most of their lives in developing countries.…

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In Case You Missed It: 07/11/16 – 07/17/16

By Raevyn Goates on July 18, 2016

MeerKAT satellite dishes in South Africa have made major astronomical discoveries.
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MeerKAT satellite dishes in South Africa have made major astronomical discoveries.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa

In this week’s news, South Africa looks to the cosmos, Morocco seeks reinstatement in the AU and Zambia hopes for a peaceful election.

South African Observatory Discovers Hundreds of Galaxies

A radio array telescope in South Africa, known as MeerKAT, has discovered hundreds of previously unknown galaxies.

The telescope discovered over 1,300 galaxies in an area where only 70 galaxies were previously known. The telescope also discovered several black holes in the region. These discoveries come despite the fact that less than 1/4 of the site is operational; of a planned 64 radio satellite dishes, only 16 have been completed.…

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In Case You Missed It: 7/4/16 – 7/11/16

By George Bamu on July 12, 2016

Portugal’s Renato Sanches jumps on teammates after Eder scores
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Portugal’s Renato Sanches jumps on teammates after Eder scoresl

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa

In this week’s news, we look at the questions raised by European teams being dominated by Africans, and we find out why African entrepreneurship is booming.

African Footballers in the Diaspora Facing a Dilemma of Loyalty

Whether it’s in the United States, Europe or in other parts of the world, many Africans are divided in their loyalty between their native country and their new home.

For Portugal and France, two European countries with colonial ties to the African continent, the severity of the issue of home and country is seen when one looks at the composition of their national soccer teams.…

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At AfrikMall Young Professionals, Others, Celebrate African Entrepreneurship

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on July 6, 2016

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The community comes together at AfrikMall

Nestled in the Aurora Cultural Arts District near Denver, CO is a spot for the African Diaspora community.

The AfrikMall, a shopping center for African goods, will be celebrating its one year anniversary in July as it continues to provide cultural entertainment and educational programs that reflect the diversity of Africans and people of African descent in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The more than 56,000 square foot building was the location for an evening of celebration of African entrepreneurs in its main atrium on Wednesday, June 28.

Members from the Posner Center for International Development and WorldDenver Young Professionals were present to share experiences of starting businesses in Colorado and hear from contributing members of the mall.

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