You should know

The international COP21 summit on climate action in Paris will go on for ‘one more day’ as world leaders work toward reaching a final agreement. The conference had been scheduled to end on Friday but French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he expects a deal to get done and that, “things are positive, things are going in the right direction” (VOA News).

More violence is being reported in Bujumbura with at least 8 people killed in clashes overnight in Burundi’s capital while the UN is warning of a new wave of violence in Central African Republic and a lack of progress toward disarming militia in the country (BBC Africa).

Ghana’s Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor says, ‘no more dumsor after next week’ (Modern Ghana).

And Chinese mobile telecom giant Huawei says it will provide young Nigerians with 2000 ICT trainee jobs beginning next year under its ‘Seeds for the Future Program’ (Today NG).

Biz Dev

Wits University professor John J Stremlau says the relationship between China and Africa is ‘not yet one of “win-win” economic cooperation’ (Quartz Africa).

Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (@CC_Hub), is partnering with Omidyar Network, Bank of Industry and Venture Garden Group to launch a $5 million social innovation fund focusing on, “next generation infrastructure for change in Nigeria” (Tech Cabal).

Shaun Abrahamson (@shaunabe) of Urban.us says, ‘the micro VCs are coming’ and gives startups advice on what they need to know about this “recent phenomenon” (Matter Mark).

Generation Next

Ghanaian ‘Community Solutions Fellow’ Gideon Mensah-Commey (@gyemgh) is in Burlington, Vermont USA with 350Vermont to continue his mission to educate young people around the world on the need to act on climate change (Burlington Free Press).

Identity & Culture

Nana T. Baffour-Awuah (@WhatNanaSaid) shares these memories of what his Ghanaian mother taught him about giving and receiving love (Huffington Post).

And the football fans over at New Accra (@NewAccra) offer their ideas on how to, ‘bring back the excitement’ to Ghana’s Premier League.


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