You should know

The body of Papa Wemba, one of Africa’s best known singers, has arrived back in the Democratic Republic of Congo after his death on Sunday in Ivory Coast. Hundreds of people were waiting outside Kinshasa’s airport for the body’s arrival. (BBC)

The US would consider imposing sanctions or an arms embargo on South Sudan‘s leaders if they fail to cooperate in a proposed unity government to end a bloody conflict, a senior official said. South Sudan erupted into civil war in 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked his deputy Riek Machar barely two years after it seceded from Sudan. (Al Jazeera)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, and some officials for allegedly receiving $115m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. (Information Nigeria)

Generation Next

Coralie Saint-Louis (@CoralieSL) writes about An African City, a web series that tells the stories of five women trying to reintegrate themselves into daily Ghanaian life after time spent living abroad. (Africa Rizing)

What we need

Mel Bailey (@melb4freepress) writes about the Kirina music school where a group of musicians in Mali are helping protect their village’s past by teaching kids to connect with their traditional culture through music and using education to help them prepare for their future. (Africa Rizing)

 

Identity & Culture

See what people are saying about #FashioncitiesAfrica the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion that will be opening at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (@BrightonMuseums) on 30 April 2016. The exhibition will focus on the style choices of individual ‘fashion agents’ from each city; from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers.


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