Fight Breaks Out Between Sierra Leone Parliament Members

Hands were thrown at a recent Sierra Leone parliament. According to Africa News, this all stemmed from a debate regarding changes to the electoral system that would allow proportional representation in next year’s election. Things got so heated between the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) that hands, feet, and…

Nigeria to Stop Teaching English in Primary School?

The Nigerian government has announced a policy that will drastically change their educational structure for primary schooling: teachers will teach their students in their local languages instead of English. According to BBC News, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, advised that the framework is known as the National Language Policy. It stipulates that for…

12-Year-Old Buys Classmate New Sneakers

With the daily doses of hostility being pushed on every media outlet, it’s refreshing to come across a positive news story—especially one that highlights our youth. After witnessing his classmate being bullied because of his sneakers, 12-year-old Romello Early bought his friend a new pair with his life savings. According to CBS News, this story…

A Such Thing as Too Late

Greetings Everyone, I had a chance to watch an independent short film entitled A Such Thing as Too Late, and I wanted to share my thoughts. Directed by Korey Townsend and Jae Harrison, A Such Thing as Too Late stars Amber Barnes, Kevin Kaze Thomas, Brandon Solomon, and Terri Montrel. An abusive husband, Michael Thompson…

Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Also Caused a Global Tsunami?

A recent study of the Chicxulub—the asteroid that destroyed dinosaurs sixty million years ago—found that it also caused a mega-tsunami that spread all over the globe. According to Fox News, scientists recreated the impact of the nine-mile-wide asteroid by using a three-dimensional computer simulation program called hydrocode. This program modeled the first 10 minutes of…

Kofi Kingston’s ICT Lab

WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston has started the construction of an ICT laboratory and library media center in his hometown, Atwima Takyiman; it’s located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The project is being spearheaded by Kingston and his mother, and it’s been dubbed CLICK for Quality Education. CLICK, which stands for Computer Lab and Integrated…

Our Deepest Fear…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darknessThat most frightens us. We ask ourselvesWho am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small Does not serve the world. There’s nothing…

James Cook University Returns Indigenous Artifacts to Australian Aboriginals

James Cook University, located in North Queensland, Australia, has initiated a repatriation project to return indigenous art and artifacts held by the university. Extensive research has been done to make sure artifacts are returned to the correct traditional group owners and returned in the culturally appropriate way. Professor Rosita Henry advised the following, by way…

Dakar Opens One of West Africa’s Largest Movie Theaters!

One of West Africa’s largest cinemas has recently opened in Dakar, Senegal. According to Africa News, Pathé, the world’s second-oldest cinema company, opened a theater in Senegal’s capital. The company’s Director of Operations stated the following: “Why choose Senegal? Well Senegal first and foremost has a history.” “We know the great names of Senegalese cinema…

Togolese Inventor Builds Car Out of Recyclables

In a previous post, I highlighted a group of students from the Democratic Republic of Congo who built a vehicle using waste material. Well, there’s a similar story coming out of West Africa. According to Africa News, Sourou-Edjareyo Malazouwe, a 25-year-old self-taught engineer, constructed a 4×4 car using mostly recycled materials. He started this project…

Japan Plans to Give $30bn in Aid to Africa?

As much as I’d like to keep things light, I came across some questionable news that I can’t ignore. The 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was held in Tunis, Tunisia, this year. On the agenda were measures given to assist Tunisia, who has been suffering from an economic and political crisis stemming…

Titanic is Deteriorating

The irony in the following post is that I just rewatched James Cameron’s Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, this weekend. According to GeekWire, the world’s most famous shipwreck, the RMS Titanic, is steadily deteriorating at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Stockton Rush, the CEO and founder of OceanGate Inc.—an ocean exploration…