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The U.N. is seeking a record $2billion in funding for countries across the Sahel to try and prevent a ‘triple crisis’ of poverty, insecurity and climate change that could lead to a new wave of migration (Reuters Africa).
Senegal’s President Macky Sall is emerging as a ‘continental leader of note’ and recently gave a wide ranging interview to M&G Africa on his domestic policies, views on the presidency and why he believes, “Africa will in 20 years be the new go-to destination for the world.” (Mail & Guardian Africa).
What We Need
CODE2040 (@CODE2040) is receiving $1.2M in new investments to advance Black and Latino/a engineers and continue its mission of diversifying the startup tech industry in the U.S. (Fast Company)
The team over at Startup Grind (@StartupGrind) think, ‘here’s why Lagos is Africa’s Silicon Valley’ (Medium) and Gbenga Onalaja (@Onalaja_) has these, ‘6 facts’ about Nigeria’s impact investing landscape (Tech Cabal).
The Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), a Nairobi-based collective of architects, urban planners and engineers, wants to turn one Kenyan town’s dumping sites and derelict houses into a showcase for how to deal with urban flooding and help bring local communities together to develop more resilient cities.
Identity & Culture
Prisoners in Malawi have earned a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category. The Zomba Prison Project’s, I Have No Everything Here is the 1st album ever from Malawi to earn a Grammy nom (Rolling Stone).
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