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…

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….

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…

Nigeria’s eNaira Currency

Nigeria has become the first African country to launch its own digital currency: the eNaira. According to Africa News, Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent and has the largest economy. The new digital currency will improve cross-border trade, push financial inclusion for those outside the formal economy, and increase remittances. Nigerian President…

13-Year-Old Boy Shoots Down French Military Drone With a Slingshot!

I’ve stated before that the synergy on the African continent is shifting in the right direction, mainly due to the youth’s influence. And some recent news coming out of Burkina Faso further supports that claim. According to Yeni ┼×afak, a 13-year-old boy, Aliou Sawadogo, has been labeled a hero for shooting down a French military…

Kenyan President Refuses to Watch Western Media

During a recent “Candid Africa” discussion, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that he no longer watches Western media. He argued that the West adds to the negative perception of Africa by only reporting on the bad news. Media outlets like CNN, Sky News, BBC, and others will also report on African affairs without being on…

Protests in Tunisia Over Waste Management

Protests have erupted in Agareb, Tunisia, over the poor waste management system in the country. According to Africa News, a nearby landfill in the town has caused severe illnesses for many throughout the area. New viral diseases were discovered, which led to a serious public health concern, including death. Ben Ibrahim, the mother of a…

France to Return Stolen Artifacts Back to Benin

After nearly 130 years, France will return 26 looted artifacts back to the West African country of Benin. According to Africa News, the items were stolen from Benin during the colonization wars over a century ago. These pieces, also known as the “Abomey Treasures,” consist of a royal throne, three wooden anthropomorphic statues, and four…

Sudan’s Military Seizes Power!

As stated in a previous post, Sudanese protesters are outraged at their government’s failed attempts to get the country out of political and economic stagnation. Military and civilian groups have since formed an alliance, with many urging the military to seize power. And according to recent news, that’s exactly what happened. Sudan has declared a…

Sudanese Protesters vs. Government

Recent protests in Sudan are making international headlines. According to Africa News, thousands of Sudanese protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, are accusing their government of failing to get them out of political and economic stagnation. Many are calling for the military to seize power, seeing as how the military and civilian groups have formed an unlikely…