You should know
In Ghana, 20 judges are being dismissed from the country’s courts. A judicial council has found the judges guilty of accepting bribes based on evidence first revealed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas (@anasglobal) in his documentary film, ‘Ghana in the eyes of God‘ earlier this year (BBC).
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the #NoSocialMediaBill protests happening in Abujua and online by reaffirming his commitment to protecting freedom of speech and dissociating himself from the ‘media muzzle law’ proposed by the Nigerian senate (Premium Times).
M&G Africa says, ‘you know them by what they said‘ as they share this collection of revealing quotes from African leaders who met with China’s president Xi Jinping at last week’s FOCAC summit in Johannesburg (Mail & Guardian).
What We Need
A peaceful end to a nearly 33-year long, ‘little-known fight’ happening between pro-independence groups in Senegal’s southern region of Casamance and the country’s central government based in Dakar (Ozy).
The African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) is an, ‘Africa-wide mega-scale initiative‘ with goals of increasing renewable energy output over the next 15 years to levels that could make the continent the cleanest in the world (The Guardian).
Leena Koni Hoffmann and Paul Melly (@paulmelly2) have released a new report for Chatham House titled, ‘Nigeria’s Booming Borders: The Drivers and Consequences of Unrecorded Trade‘ focusing on the ‘critical opportunity‘ to bring more sustainable and less volatile growth to Africa’s largest economy (Chatham House).
Identity & Culture
2 more looks at Afrofuturism today with a ht going out to @camillahawth. Steven W Thrasher (@thrasherxy) reimagines ‘science and the future from a Black perspective‘ for The Guardian and the crew over at @NBCBLK ask, ‘can you dig it?‘ as they explore #Afrofuturism and ‘the power of Black imagination…‘
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