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…

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…

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…

China is Interested in South Africa’s Donkeys?

Chinese poachers are on the hunt for South African donkeys. According to Africa News, China’s demand for traditional medicines has aided in the decline of South Africa’s donkey population. The produce and skin extracted from donkeys have become big business; produce can be sold for $360 per kilogram in China. The Co-owner of Donkey Dairy,…

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…

Students in the DRC Build a Car Using Waste Material

Twelve students at the Institute of Technology and Industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo have built a vehicle using waste material. Built with scrap metal, the car runs off a diesel engine, has a canister that serves as a fuel tank, and uses 1l of oil for 7km allowing the car fuel consumption to…

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…