South Africa’s intensifying protests could lead to electoral violence in August — Quartz

Once lauded by the international community for a peaceful election in 1994 while other voting African nations devolved into violence, South Africa is now contending with pockets of deathly unrest directly linked to local elections to be held throughout the country on Aug. 3. In the capital city of Pretoria, recent chaos gripped some of…

via South Africa’s intensifying protests could lead to electoral violence in August — Quartz

EgyptAir Flight 804’s Black Box Has Been Repaired, Officials Say — TIME

Egyptian officials say the black box recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been repaired, moving investigators a step closer to finding out why the plane crashed into the sea on May 19 in fine weather on its way from Paris to Cairo. The crash was initially suspected to be a terrorist attack, but French authorities…

via EgyptAir Flight 804’s Black Box Has Been Repaired, Officials Say — TIME

Preventable Causes Will Kill 69 Million Children Under Five by 2030: UNICEF — TIME

A UNICEF report predicts that unless current trends in global poverty and education are addressed, by 2030 at least 69 million children under age five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children. “Denying hundreds of millions of children a…

via Preventable Causes Will Kill 69 Million Children Under Five by 2030: UNICEF — TIME

Narendra Modi explains how he runs India’s foreign policy — Quartz

Ever since he took charge as India’s prime minister in May 2014, Narendra Modi has made foreign policy a cornerstone of his administration. Travelling frequently across the globe—Modi has already visited 38 countries in two years—he has managed to infuse a personal enthusiasm into India’s staid diplomatic establishment. At his swearing-in ceremony, Modi brought together…

via Narendra Modi explains how he runs India’s foreign policy — Quartz

Indonesia Will Revaccinate ‘Millions’ of Children After Fake Vaccines Come to Light — TIME

The Indonesian government will reinoculate children aged 10 and under after it uncovered fake-vaccine manufacturing and distribution rackets. It is not clear how many children will receive their jabs again, but the number could reach millions. Local media reports that Indonesian police have arrested 15 suspects in four provinces on Java in the past few…

via Indonesia Will Revaccinate ‘Millions’ of Children After Fake Vaccines Come to Light — TIME

Writers in the diaspora can tell Africa’s story too — Quartz

Celebrated Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo has no time for “Afropolitans”. This is a notion popularized by the self-described “multi-local” author Taiye Selasi. Afropolitans are a current, cosmopolitan generation of “Africans of the world.” But Aidoo believes that Afropolitanism is “evidence of self-hatred,” Its proponents, she charges, use it as a “fancy moniker”…

via Writers in the diaspora can tell Africa’s story too — Quartz

The best Brexit Britishisms: How a gormless crapspatula Cameron left the UK in omnishambles — Quartz

The world over, we have been collectively gobsmacked by the British decision to leave the European Union. Shocked and dismayed, we have been left without vocabulary, and not only because of Brexit, but the expressions the Britons have used to describe their own state of mind. We offer examples of the best of these Britishisms:…

via The best Brexit Britishisms: How a gormless crapspatula Cameron left the UK in omnishambles — Quartz

A pay-as-you-go solar solution could kickstart renewable energy adoption in Nigeria — Quartz

Nigeria’s electricity problems are well-documented. Only 18% of the working connections in Africa’s largest economy enjoy reliable electricity supply. With the national grid largely unreliable and, in some places, non-existent, Nigerians have been typically forced to generate their own electricity for homes and businesses with expensively maintained gasoline-powered generators. In 2009, half of the country…

via A pay-as-you-go solar solution could kickstart renewable energy adoption in Nigeria — Quartz

India Paves the Way for Multinationals With Wide-Ranging Foreign Investment Reforms — TIME

India announced several key reforms aimed at easing foreign direct investment (FDI) on Monday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government sought to attract international business to further boost the country’s economic growth. The new measures allow for 100% FDI in several sectors such as defense, food products, broadcasting and civil aviation, according to a statement…

via India Paves the Way for Multinationals With Wide-Ranging Foreign Investment Reforms — TIME

Uber will pretty much regulate itself in Ghana — Quartz

Uber’s relentless expansion across the world has sometimes been slowed in heavily regulated cities but the company will not have any such problems in Accra, Ghana where it launched a fortnight ago. Uber and the Ghanaian ministry of transport have entered into a ‘Statement of Understanding’ which will herald “a new, forward-looking regulatory framework that…

via Uber will pretty much regulate itself in Ghana — Quartz