Here’s your daily dose of must-reads to get you ahead of the curve:
- Oxford Dictionaries made history by announcing that their “Word of the Year” would not be one of those old-fashioned, string-of-letters-type words at all. Instead, it’s an emoji, an acknowledgement of just how popular these pictures have become. (TIME)
- Media personality Albert Rudatsimburwa has invested over half-a-billion Rwandan francs in Contact TV. In an extensive profile, he explains why the station aspires to become the Al Jazeera of Africa. (Igihe)
- Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea later this week, to discuss the country’s nuclear programme (among other issues) with Kim Jong Un. (CNN)
- Email is the best way to reach millennials: A recent study says millennials check email more than any other age group, and nearly half can’t even use the bathroom without checking it. (Havard Business Review)
- Terror is the same in Paris, Garissa or Kigali and must be fought the same way, Joseph Rwagatare writes. (The New Times)
- 23 state governors in the U.S. say they won’t accept Syrian refugees. (Vox)
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