Serious stuff is going on in our world at the moment – and you should know about it. #FYI
1. The Nepal earthquake has absolutely devastated the country but one tiny bit of positive news is that the United Nations is handing over $15 million of its emergency-response fund to the victims. You can help out by donating through a number of different avenues: go to Internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk, Unicef.org/ or Give.wfp.org.
2. Zimbabweans are coming together to defend Miss World Zimbabwe 2015, Emily Kachote. Locals have called her ‘ugly’ on social media but many others took to Twitter to show their support for Emily:
Yet another great example of how social media can be used for a good cause.
3. African leaders – including President Jacob Zuma – will meet today for the Southern African Development (SADC) Summit in Zimbabwe. While the focus is on industrial and economic growth, many expect the recent xenophobic attacks will be a hot topic. Let’s hope something positive comes out of the discussion. #SayNoToXenophobia
Related: Cassper weighs in on xenophobia
4. The Nigerian Army has stated that it has rescued 200 girls and 93 kidnapped women. Unfortunately, none of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram last year were among them.
5. Due to violent rioting (fuelled by anger against police killings of black men) in Baltimore, a curfew was set on Tuesday. Luckily, things have quieted down in the city. A woman has been praised by the police for dragging her son out of the riots:
Good for her!
After all that seriousness, here are some adorable kittens – because, kittens: