In Somalia, the climate emergency is already here. The world cannot ignore it | Mustapha Tahir

Increasingly severe and frequent shortages are threatening the lives of millions of Somalis, says Mustapha Tahir of Islamic Relief The climate emergency is wreaking desolation across the world, and it is the poorest countries that bear the brunt of the…

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Africa Roundup: Jumias post-IPO earnings, Gokadas $5.3M raise, Facebooks fake-news purge, Joe Montanas fintech investment

Jumia harboured its first post-IPO earnings call and braved a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value( GMV) — the total amount…

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As Bashir faces court, Sudan’s protesters keep the music alive

( CNN) Up until a week ago, parties in Sudan were required a permit to play music late at night — an indication of just how tightly President Omar al-Bashir braced the country in his iron grip.

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Sudan military leaders sack defence minister in purge of top officials

Talks with protest organisers continue during Khartoum sit-in announcing for civilian rule Sudan’s armed assembly has removed the defence pastor, Awad Ibn Auf, from his capacity and appointed a new ability main, a spokesman has said. Lt Gen Abu Bakr…

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Boomplay, a Spotify-style music and video streaming service for African music and Africa, raises $20M

While Spotify dukes it out with Apple and other big tech figures to target high-end users in mostly developed business, a startup out of China has raised some money to expand its music streaming business in the big but still…

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Nigerias Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is ceasing consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its brand-new name. The Lagos-based gues has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a make that furnishes large and medium corporates…

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NBA to start African basketball league with 12 teams across the continent

( CNN) The NBA is launching health professionals basketball league in Africa that will feature 12 squads from several countries across the continent.

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Ex-militant who recognized hotel attacker reveals brutal tactics of al-Shabaab terror group

Nairobi, Kenya( CNN) He chose to join a terrorist group, fought for it, was blooded in inhumanities, escaped and relented. Now he lives in well-founded fright for his life.

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Ten UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

( CNN) Ten United People peacekeepers were killed in an attack on a UN camp in Mali on Sunday, according to a statement issued from the UN secretary-general.

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Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power

( CNN) Yet another wait of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-awaited presidential election has raised questions over the vote’s credibility, triggering brutal demonstrates in parts of the country already roiled by conflict and an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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