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The Nigerian President on the recession, austerity measures, being resilient and pretty much telling everyone to hold on through these tough times. (Deep Sigh) Read his Independence day transcript here.

 

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Free wifi for all in Uganda, only if you’re good. The Ugandan government is giving free wifi to everyone in Kampala as part of an initiative to broaden the reach of internet access – the new necessity. (Wondering when Lagos will get on this train). Read more on this here.

 

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On-campus entrepreneurship incubators for South African Universities. Stellenbosch University–located in South Africa’s Western Cape–has established an incubator for campus startups called the LaunchLab, which not only offers infrastructure and support but also invests in startup companies. Read more here.

 

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Lights Camera Action Film Festival is a new platform designed to broaden Nigeria’s connection with the film industry. In its 6th edition, the LCA Film Festival is where to discover the films on the cusp of global greatness and a space to meet and greet Africa’s finest filmmakers, actors and actresses. See the 2016 schedule here and make sure you don’t miss out on the next one by registering here.

 

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The very first international art fair in West Africa is all set to commence in Lagos with over 30 installations and 50 artists from 10 different countries. The Art X Lagos fair will bring to the fore the African contemporary art scene. Register now for more updates here.

 

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