You should know

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says the United States will provide nearly $40 million in new humanitarian assistance for nations in Africa’s Lake Chad region, to provide aid to people whose lives have been affected by Boko Haram violence. (VOA)

Ethiopia‘s government says more than 200 people have been killed and 100 children have been kidnapped in cross-border raids from South Sudan in March and April. (CNN)

Several students are reported to have been arrested at a South African university following a topless protest yesterday against rape on campus, says the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani in the main city Johannesburg. (BBC)

Generation Next

George Mtemahanji (@George1493) co-founded SunSweet Solar Limited to bring solar energy to Tanzania. SunSweet Solar Limited solves three major issues at once: (1) bring electricity to people who need it, (2) in areas that are mostly poor and (3) without contributing to climate change. (Blavity)

Civic Tech

CcHub, in partnership with the US embassy, is hosting the first SciTech Women Meetup in Nigeria. The meetup is a quarterly event that will bring together women in STEM fields to discuss and share insight on issues that concern women in the Nigerian tech ecosystem. (Techcabal)

Identity & Culture

For nine young female musicians in Ivory Coast, breaking into the male-dominated music industry wasn’t easy. But their group, Bella Mondo, is now a household name in Abidjan and is booking shows abroad. (VOA)


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