You should know

Ahead of next year’s presidential elections, Ghana’s government says it is committed to the development of sustainable energy sources through the Ghana 1000 power project, a private-public-partnership that would be the largest power generation project in the country (Pulse).

Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu will become the new conference president of OPEC (The Cable).

On day 2 of the COP21 summit in Paris, France’s government said it will provide $2B to help develop renewable energy in Africa over the next 4 years (VOA News).

Following yesterday’s protests from the IPOB, Nigeria’s police are warning those involved in the movement calling for the creation of the state of Biafra to stop “threatening public order” (BBC News).

What We Need

The team at M&G Africa has these, ‘amazing facts on urban Africa‘ from the first 2 days of the Africities summit in Johannesburg (Mail & Guardian).

Olusegun Obasanjo wonders if the COP21 summit can provide Africa with a ‘springboard’ to fast track low-carbon energy plans (Africa Progress Report).

Feyi Fawehinmi (@DoubleEph) goes deep on ‘Nigeria and its exchange rate(s)‘ to trace the history of how the Naira’s exchange rate became a ‘deeply political matter‘ (Medium).

Biz Dev

The BBC’s Martin Patience (@martinpatience) just moved from Beijing to Lagos and asks, ‘can Nigeria replicate China’s economic transformation?‘ (BBC).

Our Environments

Caroline Kende-Robb (@CarolineKende) says, ‘Africa deserves climate justice‘ and gives us 5 ways to deliver it at COP 21 (Huffington Post). And Bill Nye offers this, ‘radically simple blueprint‘ for ending climate change (Quartz).

Identity & Culture

Maria Bustillos (@mariabustillos) got to sit down with Teju Cole to have lunch…and ‘a conversation about art, global culture, and post-colonialism‘ (The Awl).


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