Africa

At least 58 dead after boat carrying migrants capsizes off Mauritania

At least 58 people died and dozens more were forced to swim to shore after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Mauritania, per the AP.

Why it matters: The drownings are one of this year's deadliest disasters among people attempting to make the perilous journey to Europe. The boat was carrying at least 150 people — including women and children — from Gambia and was en route to Spain’s Canary Islands.

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Jack Dorsey announces 2020 plans to move to Africa

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he plans to live in an African country for 3 to 6 months in 2020.

Why it matters: Dorsey says Africa will "define the future," especially in regards to Bitcoin. The continent is currently seeing a boom in financial growth as its middle-class in numerous countries grows.

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