Prince William’s Royal Tour to the Islands

Prince Williams and Catherine Middleton recently went on a weeklong royal tour to Central America and the Caribbean; the couple visited countries like Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. The trip intended to strengthen the U.K.’s ties with Commonwealth countries as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne. According to Loop News, during a…

Nigeria’s Fertilizer Plant…

Nigeria recently launched Africa’s largest fertilizer plant. According to Africa News, this $2.5 billion fertilizer plant will contribute to the global supply of fertilizer in the wake of inflation stemming from the Russo-Ukrainian war. Although agriculture contributed to 25.8% of Nigeria’s 173 billion dollar economy in 2021, farmers are oftentimes limited on supplies like fertilizers…

Millions Facing Severe Hunger Throughout East Africa

Flooding, the Russo-Ukrainian war, and a two-year drought have roughly 28 million people facing extreme hunger in several East African countries. According to Oxfam International, humanitarian aid is desperately needed to combat the hunger crisis, especially if the March rain doesn’t fall. Urgent action must be taken for countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South…

Fructose Can Cause Liver Damage

Fructose, a highly-used additive in the Western diet, may lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). According to Knowridge, researchers found that consuming large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup can cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and NAFLD; fatty liver disease can lead to liver damage and inflammation. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is linked to NAFLD,…

Pigs vs. Bear

Yes, you read the title correctly. According to WTNH News, two pigs fought off a bear that jumped into their pen. The incident took place in New Milford, Connecticut. Kevin David, the pigs’ owner, shared a video of his pigs, Hammy and Mary, fighting off a bear. David stated the following: “They’re fine… They’re some…

Unsheltered

Greetings All, I had a chance to watch the independent film Unsheltered, and I wanted to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by Marcus Small, Unsheltered stars Raven Wynn, Caleb Martin, Chauntel Hall, Melina Kay, and Edgar Tomas Lopez. In an effort…

Main Suspect in Haitian President Assassination Arrested!

Panamanian authorities have arrested the main suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. According to News 24, Mario Antonio Palacios, a former member of the Columbian military, was detained during a stopover flight from Jamaica to Columbia. He was then asked to board a flight heading to Miami, where he was taken to…

Seychelles’ New Biometric Passports

Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, will introduce electronic biometric passports at the end of 2022. According to All Africa, Seychelles signed a contract with the French company IN Groupe, which specializes in producing identity cards and passports. Signed by Errol Fonseka, the Minister for International Affairs,…

The Mummy of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep I Gets Digitally Unwrapped

Egyptian researchers have digitally unwrapped the mummy of Amenhotep I, an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC. A Professor of Radiology at Cairo University, Sahar Saleem, and a renowned Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, led the research. The procedure was performed using advanced X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) scanning, and advanced computer software programs….

Carnivorous Animals Are Prone to Cancer?

Cancer, unfortunately, is a very common disease amongst humans. The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute advised that it is the second leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 550,000 people dying from it in one year. Recent nature studies, however, are finding that humans are not the only recipients of the…

Bill Clinton to Present the Island Innovation Awards

Island Innovation, a global network/social enterprise that connects island stakeholders to drive sustainable change across the islands, is partnering with Bill Clinton to present the Island Innovation Awards. According to Loop, Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative and Island Innovation’s award show will recognize individuals, organizations, and technologies that are creating positive change for remote and…

Rwanda and the DRC’s Trade Agreement

In a previous post, I highlighted the African Continental Free-Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) that’s set to increase intra-trade on the continent by 6% by 2034, create an economic bloc of $3.4 trillion, and lift 30 million Africans out of extreme poverty. And a recent trade deal between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda gives…