United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the launch of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Serving on it, alongside Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, is millennial digital equality advocate and lobbyist Nanjira Sambuli
The Nigerian army handed over 183 child “foot soldiers” freed from the Boko Haram terror group to the government of Borno State and UNICEF in Maiduguri, Nigeria. However, a spokesperson for UNICEF Nigeria said the group of eight girls and 175 boys were cleared of any affiliation with Boko Haram and released.
Rugby Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union (TRU) have apologised to Zimbabwe after their players slept on the street in protest at poor accommodation before a Gold Cup fixture against Tunisia. “I can assure you that there was absolutely no intention to destabilise our opponents,” said Khaled Babbou, an executive member of both TRU and Rugby Africa
Googles Project Loon is using a network of balloons to provide internet connectivity. The technology is ideal in disaster scenarios and for facilitating connectivity to remote areas around the world.
Kenyan author Makena Onjerika is the 2018 Caine Prize winner, whose haunting tale ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’ about Nairobi’s street children secured her the coveted £10,000 (Sh1.3 million) prize
The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the finest up-and-coming fashion talent from around the world. Next year’s designers will include talent from Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa.
Nigeria has been intensifying efforts to recover stolen state assets under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Through these efforts over $320 million has been returned by Switzerland from the “Abacha robbery,” named after Sani Abacha who looted upwards of $2 billion from the government into overseas accounts
Uganda’s Women’s Protest Working Group is calling for support to end violence against women. The group is holding the One Million Women’s march on Saturday June 30th 2018, at Centenary Park. #WomensMarchUg Women Lives Matter:
Ocean Sole is a community based organization that is taking on marine conservation by diverting an environmental disaster for the marine ecosystem, and local communities on Kenya’s coast line from flip flop pollution. “We make fun art so people, companies and charities remember that the Ocean needs our help.”