Tuesday, September 1: Daily Top 10 Must Reads
1. South Africa Denies Striking Nuclear Expansion Deal
South Africa's energy minister says that the country has not struck a deal with any country on nuclear expansion but its immediate focus is to build more renewable power projects.
Source: The Africa Report
2. South Sudan Government, Rebels Trade Blame Over Truce Violations
South Sudan's government and rebels have accused each other of breaking the cease-fire that was supposed to go into effect on Saturday.
3. From Genocide To Gen Y: The Rise Of Rwanda's Creatives
Much of Rwanda’s emerging fashion scene is populated by a returning Diaspora who grew up in neighboring countries and abroad during the atrocities of the 1990s, after their parents fled.
4. New Ebola Death In Sierra Leone Sets Back Efforts To Beat Epidemic
A woman who died last week in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, according to the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC). The news is a setback for the country's bid to gain Ebola-free status.
5. Hurricane Fred Lashes Cape Verde Islands
It is rare for a hurricane to form so near the African coast, and though a handful of tropical storms have formed this far east in the tropical Atlantic, Hurricane Fred marks the easternmost formation of a hurricane.
6. African Development Bank Head To Focus On Power, Equality and Inclusion
Akinwumi Adesina, the former Nigerian Agriculture Minister, takes over this week as president of the African Development Bank. Adesina says his vision for the bank is is to provide rapid assistance to African nations hit hard by the slowdown in China’s economic growth.
Source: Wall Street Journal
7. Africa's Top 10 Most Powerful Armies
The African Union is preparing to launch its African Standby Force in December. In October and November, the continent’s armies will meet for a joint field training exercise called Amanai Africa II in South Africa. We take a look at the top 10 most powerful armies on the continent.
8. Akon Plans To Bring Electricity To Africa
Senegalese born hip-hop musician Akon is hoping to bring electricity to 600 million people across Africa through his Lighting Africa project.
9. The Girls Aiming To Change Africa: Young Activists Speak Out
Five activists from countries across Africa talk about the issues that affect their lives, from disability rights to gender equality.
Source: The Guardian
10. Kate Henshaw: Playing A Part
From the fiction of Nollywood to the reality of Nigerian politics, movie star Kate Henshaw wants to make a difference.