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    Security and emergency agency staff investigate the Kano Central Mosque bombing scene in Kano November 29, 2014. Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer)
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    An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, April 7, 2009. Nigeria's First Bank and Access Bank on Wednesday became two of a handful of Nigerian financial institutions to adopt international reporting standards, seen as key to restoring confidence in the battered sector. (Courtesy Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)
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    The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon receives a wreath before laying it in memory of persons who died in the 2011 bombing of the Abuja United Nations by Boko Haram members, ahead of the incident's 4th anniversary, in Abuja, Nigeria August 24, 2015. (Courtesy Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)
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    Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter Keinan Abdi Warsame, also known as K'naan (C) talks to Somali refugees during his visit to the Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya, August 23, 2011. K'naan travelled to the Dadaab camps to assess the famine and drought situation currently affecting the Horn of Africa including northern Kenya. Picture taken August 23, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters/Fredric Coubert)
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In Case You Missed It 8/24 – 8/30

By Raevyn Goates on September 1, 2015

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week brings news of an economic slowdown, a victory for Kenya’s athletes, a setback for Sierra Leone in the battle against Ebola, and Chad’s crackdown on Boko Haram terrorists.

Asbel Kiprop won the gold in the 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

1. African Economies Slow Down

Due to economic hardships around the world, the growth rate of the economies of African countries has slowed down this year.

GDP growth in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other countries have fallen by approximately 1%.…

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In Case You Missed It 8/17 – 8/23

By George Bamu on August 25, 2015

Android One Phone
Google

Android One, Hot 2

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

The week brings news about the launch of Google’s newest gadget in several African countries, as well as analysis from Foreign Affairs magazine which gives a rating of the Obama administration’s Africa policy thus far.

  1. Google expands phone program in six African countries

In a blog post on the Google Africa website, the company announced the introduction of a low-priced smart phone aka Hot 2 in six African countries. The countries are Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Egypt.…

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Lets Change African News

By Africa Agenda on August 22, 2015

Pitch In, Lets Change African News

Pitch In, Lets Change African News

Friends,

Africa Agenda needs your help. Here is why.

Negative, inaccurate news coverage of Africa by Western media is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.While the press can build-up, it also can tear-down and disrupt our way of thinking. While it communicates powerfully, the press often times works to influence policy and shape debates, opinions and actions on the part of communities, organizations and governments.

When African news is reported on TV, it is a presented in ten-second sound bites, and when it is written about in-depth in newspapers and blogs, the backdrop is usually about war, slums, strife or disease.…

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In Case You Missed It 8/11 – 8/16

By Raevyn Goates on August 18, 2015

Surgeons at Abuja National Hospital in Nigeria prepare an 8-year-old patient for surgery.

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

The week bring news about a live-tweet that made news around the world, a travel website that is expanding into markets in Africa, another menace from the Boko Haram and a crack down on slave owners in Mauritania.

Surgeons at Abuja National Hospital in Nigeria prepare an 8-year-old patient for surgery.

1. Nigerian Hospital Live Tweets Surgery

Doctors at the Abuja National Hospital in Nigeria live-tweeted the open-heart surgery of an eight-year-old girl. The girl had been born with a hole in her heart, which the doctors repaired during the three-hour surgery.…

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