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NYC: 'Illuminate' Party This Sunday


New York! Head over to Yotel this Sunday for a benefit party featuring Anane' Vega spinning with live percussion from AmonDrum, DJ sets by Mr. V, Nickodemus Nappy G (Turntables on the Hudson), DJ OBaHCandice Anitra, and a live performance by recent OKA feature Wunmi. Profits from Illuminate will aid "girls' and women's empowerment in Africa" by funding Next Aid and Solar Sister's innovative missions (more info on their sites). On top of the performances, the event will feature a Tech4Development Marketplace with "products that have the breakthrough potential to improve the lives of the poor through creative, appropriate design." Click here for tickets and check the flyer below for more info!

 

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Protests Continue In Mali as Demonstrators Demand the Removal of President Keïta

Current demonstrations are considered the largest in Mali in years.

Protestors have returned to the streets of Bamako, Mali to demand the ousting of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

Demonstrations began in mid-July when Malians—under the banner of the opposition group, the June 5th Movement—demonstrated against a deepening financial crisis, government corruption and conflict stemming from the ongoing separatist movement in the country. Lethal force was used against protesters, resulting in the death of 11 people in clashes with security forces in July, Al Jazeera reports.

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