Here’s your daily dose of must-reads to get you ahead of the curve:
- More than twenty African Heads of State expected to attend President Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony this Friday. (Umuseke)
- 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)
- Rwanda Meteorology Agency says planting season could start before the end of August. (KT Press)
- Raila Odinga says he will challenge elections results at the Supreme Court, claiming the electoral system was hacked. (Quartz Africa)
- 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)
- 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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