You should know

Nigeria’s senate has approved #thelist of the 36 names President Muhammadu Buhari proposed for his 1st cabinet since taking office 5 months ago (@NGRSenate).

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Seth Tekper says the country needs to spend, at least $1.5 billion annually to close the country’s infrastructure gap and that Private-Public-Partnerships are the way to do it (Ghana Web).

Data from the recently released World Bank Doing Business report (pdf) shows Nigeria remains one of the worst countries in Africa to do business in (Quartz Africa).

Political Science

Following this week’s India-Africa Summit, Christopher J. Lee examines the ‘complex evolution of political solidarity‘ between Asia and Africa in the 60 years since the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung, Indonesia (London School of Economics & Political Science).

Biz Dev

The question of whether African economies (and the people driving them) are still rising continues, but Jaco Maritz (@Jaco_Maritz) says real businesses are being built in Africa, whether you see the continent’s glass as ‘half full or half empty’ (How We Made It In Africa).

One of Ghana’s leading online businesses, meQasa  has secured a $500K investment from global VC firm, Frontier Digital Ventures (gharage tech news).

Our Environments

Follow our ‘Road to Resilience‘ series on Accra’s efforts as part of the ‘100 Resilient Cities’ challenge to become more inclusive, safe and sustainable. Tweet @africarizing and @eonwona using #Rd2Resilience to share your stories of how you make your city more resilient.

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