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Here are some of the groundbreaking African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017

TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent for a decade. – RSS

South Sudan no longer in famine

More than a million people are still facing emergency levels of hunger, one step below famine. BBC News – Africa

Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says

War, mayhem and persecution drove the number of people displaced from their homes to 65.6 million worldwide last year, 300,000 more than in 2015. NYT > Africa

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on Mali Camping Resort

The four attackers managed to escape in a shootout with soldiers from an antiterrorism unit, a security ministry official said. NYT > Africa

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Namibian Independence Leader, Dies at 92

Mr. ya Toivo, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela at Robben Island, became a symbol of Namibians’ struggle for independence from South Africa. NYT > Africa

15 People Missing After Residential Building Collapses in Kenya

The fall of the seven-story unit was the latest of several in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, where shoddy home construction has been a widespread problem. NYT > Africa

Egypt’s parliament approves islands deal to Saudi Arabia

A controversial deal to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is backed by Egypt’s parliament. BBC News – Africa

American forces launch ‘precision airstrikes’ in Somalia

The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

South African girl on murder charge for killing ‘would-be rapist’

The 17-year-old girl, who handed herself in to police, is expected to say she acted in self-defence. BBC News – Africa

DR Congo’s Kasai unrest must be investigated – UN

More than 40 mass graves have been found, police officers beheaded and UN investigators killed. BBC News – Africa

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