Kenya’s Baobab Trees Threatened to be Removed

The removal of Kenya’s baobab trees has caused a public outcry in recent news. According to Africa News, old baobab trees in Kenya are threatened to be uprooted. Mainly located in Sub-Saharan Africa, scientists believe the tree helps against climate change. An environmental researcher at Kenyatta University, Duncan Omwami, stated the following: “If we look…

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…

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…

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…

Ghana’s President Calls for Reparations!

Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for reparations for Africa and the African Diaspora. According to Africa News, President Akufo-Addo stated that reparations were “long overdue” for Africa and the diaspora during the Reparations and Racial Healing Summit. He also highlighted the double standards when compared to other racial and ethnic groups. “Native Americans…

Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Rescued!

The Nigerian Army has rescued three girls from the jihadist group Boko Harem and returned them home to Chibok, Nigeria. Back in 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from their school dormitory in the northeastern town of Chibok. Out of the 276, 57 were able to escape, and 80 were freed in exchange for Boko Haram…

Protests in DRC Leaves Several Killed and Many Wounded

At least 15 civilians were killed, and 50 have been wounded in the ongoing protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Reuters, protests were sparked by civilians who complained that the U.N. Mission, MONUSCO, has failed to protect them against violent militia for years. Protests began on Monday, July 25, 2022, in Goma…

Benin Bronzes Will Return to Africa

The return of stolen artifacts from the continent has been previously highlighted throughout this blog. And today, I came across some more good news. According to Africa News, Germany and Nigeria will start an agreement to return Benin Bronzes taken from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897. A British colonial expedition stole the bronzes and…