You should know

On day 2 of the Africa-Europe migration crisis summit in Malta, Senegal’s President Macky Sall says, “Africa expects a hand-in-hand partnership” from the European Union. President Sall, who also leads ECOWAS, says the nearly $2B fund pledged by the EU is “not enough for the whole of Africa” and there needs to be an agreement that is “fair to migrants from all countries” (BBC Africa).

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has stopped Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The court has told CCT to suspend the trial while it reviews the, “substantive appeal” from Saraki and his team of lawyers (Vanguard).

And the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), made its final, $107 billion offer to acquire the world’s second largest brewer, South Africa’s SABMiller. Sibusiso Tshabalala (@sbutshabs) says, the SABMiller acquisition is an example of how African companies can make it big on the global stage (Quartz).

What We Need

Ghanaian academic and Duke University professor, Fred Boadu is back at his alma mater to try and fill the university’s research gaps. Boadu is helping set up the first geophysics course at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with support from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (SciDev Net).

Biz Dev

David Heinemeier Hansson (@DHH) says, “small is not a stepping stone“.  The BaseCamp CEO  adds, “anyone who runs a business that’s sustainable and profitable, whether it’s big or small, should be proud” (Medium).

Urban Centers

Eunice Onwona (@eonwona) explores just some of the reasons why Accra needs a BRT system while urban planner Hassan Salih (@bullz_i) offers 5 points to help ensure that an Accra of the future can offer a more efficient, effective, and sustainable solution for the city’s commuters in our Road to Resilience series.

Identity & Culture

Following the student protests in the U.S.? Find out why, it’s not just the University of Missouri and how #BlackOnCampus is exposing racism at schools across the country (Mashable).

Author and activist, Roxanne Gay (@rgay) writes, “student activism is serious business” and explains why she believes protesters at Missouri and Yale need to be listened to (New Republic).


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