Jamaica Seeks Reparations

A senior government official of Jamaica recently advised that the country is seeking reparations for the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the United Kingdom. According to the Mirror, a petition will reportedly be filed asking for £7.6billion in reparations for Britain’s involvement in the slave trade during the 17th and 18th centuries. It’s been reported by…

Togo Launches Solar Plant

There’s some big news coming out of the continent that I had to share. Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, has launched the largest solar plant in West Africa. Located in central Togo, roughly 250 km north of Lomé, this 50-megawatt facility will provide power for more than 158,000 homes and save more than…

Mali Protests Demanding the Exile of French Troops

Protests against the French’s military presence in Bamako, Mali, are making headlines. According to Africa News, activists in Mali are demanding the removal of French troops from the country. The protests were organized by the political group Yerewolo Debouts sur les remparts, and the demonstration came after 12 German troops were wounded following an attack…

Cameroon’s Fight Against Violence on Women and Girls

The abuse of African women has been highlighted previously on this blog, and there are organizations that are doing something about it. According to Africa News, the Association for the Fight Against Violence on Women and Girls is helping victims of rape and forced marriage in Maroua, Cameroon. They take in women and girls, some…

Egypt’s COVID-19 Robot

To limit the spread of the coronavirus in Tanta, Egypt, Mechatronics engineer Mahmoud el-Koumi has created a remote-controlled robot that will assist physicians in testing patients for the virus. Named Cira-03, by way of Africa News, this robot has a human-like face and head, and it carries out a variety of medical procedures: it takes…

Madagascar’s President Changes His Tune About COVID-19 Vaccines?

Madagascar’s COVID-19 tonic, “COVID-Organics” (CVO), has been highlighted several times throughout this blog. This herbal remedy has received international criticism from the World Health Organization, who’s encouraged the country to roll out vaccines instead of using a plant-infused mixture. Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina previously argued that he doesn’t plan on vaccinating himself or his citizens,…

Train Crash in Egypt Leaves 32 Dead

A train crash in southern Egypt has left 165 people injured and 32 dead, according to AP News. The event took place on Friday, March 26, 2021. Apparently, someone activated the emergency brakes on the passenger train, which caused one of the trains to stop and the other to crash from behind. This impact caused…

Ghana No Longer Selling Cocoa to Switzerland

Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana will end the selling of raw materials to trade partners like Switzerland and other European nations. The announcement was made at the Federal Council of Switzerland, and it’s being looked at by many as a way for Africa to win on global trade deals. According to Face…

Going Home |GH| Ghana, Part 2

In a previous post, I highlighted Going Home |GH| Ghana, an amazing documentary showcasing the life of local Ghanaians in Africa. Well, documentarian Tahir Asadullah Lee is back with Part 2, and it’s just as impactful. Produced by Virtuous Lion Productions, Going Home |GH| Ghana, Part 2 follows Lee and nurse/volunteers Jordan Miller, Chanelle, and…

Congo Villagers Discover Mountain of Gold

There’s some major news coming out of the continent that almost made me drop my phone after reading it. Villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have discovered a mountain full of gold. Viral videos circulating the internet show the villagers digging in the mountain and taking the soil back to their homes to wash…

Tanzania Says “No” to COVID-19 Vaccines

There’s no better way to kick off a Monday morning than with rebellion, especially when it’s coming out of the African continent. Africa News advised that although Tanzania is eligible for the COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access), the country’s health ministry does not plan on accepting the vaccine. During a press conference, Health Minister Dorothy…

Zimbabwe Miners vs. Chinese Nationals

In a previous post, I advised that many on the African continent are saying, “enough is enough.” No more disrespect, no more talking. And additional news coming out of Zimbabwe further supports that sentiment. According to the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), four Chinese nationals got into a physical altercation with artisanal miners over…