Daily Dose 16/08/2017

Here’s your daily dose of must-reads to get you ahead of the curve:

  1. More than twenty African Heads of State expected to attend President Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony this Friday. (Umuseke)
  2. A primary school teacher who taught President Paul Kagame, in the late eighties, tells his story and how he came to meet the president in January last year. (The New Times)
  3. Rwanda Meteorology Agency says planting season could start before the end of August. (KT Press)
  4. Raila Odinga says he will challenge elections results at the Supreme Court, claiming the electoral system was hacked. (Quartz Africa)
  5. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has taken asylum since June 2012. In a detailed profile (warning: 22,000 words) which appears in this week’s issue of The New Yorker magazine, Raffi Khatchadourian gives a closer look at the man and how isolation has changed him. (The New Yorker)
  6. Plus, New York-based writer and photographer describes two portraits of Julian Assange, looking into how they both illustrate his seven years in the political asylum. (The New Yorker)

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