You should know

People in Uganda and across Twitter are still discussing whether academic and political commentator Stella Nyanzi (@drstellanyanzi) was right to strip naked after she was locked out of her university office following an altercation with the university’s leadership. Ms Nyanzi is popular on Facebook for her posts about sex and sexuality, as well as her support for opposition candidate Kizza Besigye in the country’s recent presidential election (BBC Africa Live).

Government officials in Somalia are now estimating more than 200-300 citizens may have died in a migrant drowning in the Mediterranean Sea trying to cross into Europe. The updated numbers for this tragedy are based on information gathered by the government from members of the Somali diaspora community and its embassy in Egypt (Reuters Africa).

ICYMI UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talked with the president and top rebel leader of South Sudan Monday, urging them to ‘quickly establish their transitional government’ – a step the UN leaders says is ‘vital’ to ending the country’s civil war (VOA News).


Meet Dr. Agnes Kalibata (@Agnes_Kalibata), president at Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) who wants to ‘revitalize Africa’s agribusiness’ through innovation, technology and the Africa Food Prize (AfricaRizing).

Biz Dev

Tendai Dube (@tendydube) looks at how Rwanda is, ‘stimulating investment through a diaspora business hub’ in this interview with Jabo Butera (@buterajabo), co-founder and CEO of the Diaspora Business Incubator (CNBC Africa / video).

Smart Cities

2 of Ghana’s leading social innovators are teaming up to help Accra be more than a smart city. SIX and iSpace will be hosting a workshop that explores how people in Accra can use a ‘collaborative combination’ of governance, technology, partnerships and education to help shape the future of the city and the region (Social Innovation Exchange).

Identity & Culture

Danielle Anderson (@thatsDaniforyou) wants you to meet Bianca “Bemyfiasco” Rodriguez, the vocalist behind Robert Glasper’s and Phonte’s, Violets (Blavity).

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