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Photos: Here's What 'An OkayAfrica Party' at Lot 45 Looked Like

You won't want to miss the next one.

The first edition of An OkayAfrica Party at Lot 45 was one for the books.

All roads led to the Bushwick venue for a party that hit nearly all corners of the continent thanks to sounds by EPM, Mike Abrantie, DJ AQ and DJ YB. Sampa the Great came through after shutting it down at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn and rocked the mic as our host for the evening.

There's not much else to note other than don't miss the next one. The photos taken by Elliott Ashby below encapsulate the vibes.

Take a look.


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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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