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NYC, See Konono No 1 Live All Weekend!


New York City, check out Congo's own Konono No 1 live two times this weekend. They first hit on Saturday, July 17th, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn, joining Meta and the Cornerstones at Prospect Park, gates open at 2, FREE show. If you can't make Saturday, make sure to catch them this Sunday, July 18th at Le Poisson Rouge for a much more intimate vibe. Doors open at 7pm, and it's 18+. Combining unique sounds of electronica, world, afrobeat and avant-rock, Konono No 1's high energy performance is definitely something you don't want to miss. Follow me after the jump for Konono No 1 featuring Baloji in their video Karibu ya Bintou.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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