You should know
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) pitches a, ‘partnership of prosperity‘ to African leaders at the India-African Forum Summit with pledges of $10 billion in loans and an offer of $600 million in assistance. Follow IAFS2015 for live updates of today’s programs.
The Central African Republic is scheduling presidential and parliamentary elections for December. This comes after delayed attempts at restoring democracy in a country rocked by fighting since 2013 (The Guardian / Reuters).
The UN is backing a, ‘tougher African Union stance‘ on Burundi, following warning signs of a ‘threat of genocide’ and a civil war (Mail & Guardian).
Electoral commission chief for Tanzania, Damian Lubuva said he has, ‘ruled out’ annulling the country’s election results for the presidency and parliament. Opposition presidential candidate Edward Lowassa had been calling for the elections to be ‘scrapped’ (BBC Africa Live).
What We Need
Double Eph (@DoubleEph) says there’s, ‘something rotten‘ in Nigeria’s educational system and its values that needs correcting after learning of recent complaints from parents of grade schoolers about the, ‘disturbing material’ students were given to read (Medium).
Kids in Accra are ‘growing green‘ with new programs from the team at Environment360, one of the organizations featured in our Road to Resilience series. Follow #Rd2Resilience on Twitter to learn more about Accra’s change makers who are making the city safer, cleaner, and more sustainable for the future.
An all-new, improvisational, one-woman show from Erykah Badu, “Live Nudity“, debuts tonight at Dallas’ Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Not in Dallas, check out the first track from her upcoming mixtape, ‘Hotline Bling But U Caint Use My Phone Mix‘ (Pitchfork).
RIP Sam Sarpong… (Us Weekly).
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