NewsBites — Wyclef Persists, Pakistan Seeks IMF + More

On Friday evening, Haiti’s electoral commission, the CEP, said it had determined singer Wyclef Jean was ineligible to run for president. [NPR]

Pakistan braced for more flooding in the south as officials were due to hold talks in Washington on Monday with the International Monetary Fund on how to shore up the battered economy to maintain stability. [Reuters]

Spike Lee returns to New Orleans for “If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise,” a loosely structured, four-hour meditation on everything right and wrong with the city five years after Katrina. It premieres Aug. 23 and 24 on HBO. [Salon]

26 people died in a suicide attack in Pakistan. [CNN]

Kimora Lee Simmons announced via Twitter late last week that she would leave Phat Fashions, which includes the Baby Phat and Phat Farm labels. [NY Mag]

You can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. Creepy. [Gawker]

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