You should know

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari says he is willing to negotiate with Boko Haram to secure the release of the 200 schoolgirls taken from Chibok back in April of 2014. Buhari said during Wednesday’s media chat if a “credible” Boko Haram leadership could be identified, he was prepared to talk with them without preconditions  (VOA News).

The High Court of Rwanda has sentenced Jean Uwinkindi  to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide of the country’s Tutsi ethnic group. Uwinkindi is the first genocide suspect to be sent back to Rwanda for trial by the Tanzanian-based UN tribunal (BBC News).

ICYMI government officials in Ghana say the country’s ‘load shedding’ program is over and the electricity supply deficit that has caused years of frequent blackouts is “fixed”. But Ghanaians on Twitter were not convinced this is the end of #dumsor (Reuters Africa).

What We Need

Fumnanya Agbugah (@royalnanya) interviews Malaik CEO Uneku Atawodi, founder of Africa’s 1st impact focused equity crowd funding portal, to learn how she plans to provide greater access to high impact investing opportunities in Africa (Ventures Africa).

Biz Dev

Double F (@DoubleEph) looks at data from Nigeria’s Central Bank and the challenge of creating a single market for Nigeria where, ‘all the money going out can be matched with the money coming in’ (Medium).

And as the year comes to a close, Gabriella Mulligan (@gl_mulligan) has this list of the, ‘top 5 African funding rounds’ of 2015 (Disrupt Africa).

Generation Next

The editors @TheNerveAfrica published this illustrated look at the 20 Africans that should inspire your 2016 (The Nerve Africa).

Identity & Culture

On this last day of 2015, we end our list of year-end-lists with Sameer Rao and Akiba Solomon @Colorlines who checked-in with some of their favorite activists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and comedians to find out what they watched, listened to and read this year (Colorlines).

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