You should know

The Powering Africa Summit, organized by the Clarion Events Asia will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC from Jan. 27th to Jan. 29th.

Police in Senegal have detained 900 people as part of a security operation following militant attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali. (BBC)

Nigeria’s economic crisis just got a whole lot worse. Central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday resisted calls — again — to weaken the currency despite a plunge in oil prices that’s slashed revenue in Africa’s biggest crude producer. (Bloomberg)

What We Need

Huawei (@Huawei) has launched two new flagship devices – the Mate 8 smartphone and M2 tablet – for Africa and the Middle East. The devices were launched last Tuesday at an event in Dubai. (Techcabal)

California-based Hack for Big Choices (@hackbigchoices) and Ghana’s Impact Hub Accra (@hubaccra) have announced the upcoming launch of I Care 4 Africa, an initiative that will see private companies, entrepreneurs and governments collaborate to lay down the foundation for a continent-wide healthcare system. (Disrupt Africa)

Generation Next

Meet Somto Ajuluchukwu (@klydeMe), the CEO of , a Nigerian comic content company with a Pan-African outlook. (Dynamic Africa)

Biz Dev

South Africa’s startups are turning out to be the silver lining in a struggling economy. (Quartz)

Identity & Culture

Fox Searchlight successfully bid $17.5 million for Nate Parker’s highly anticipated film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion ‘The birth of a nation’. (Colorlines)

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