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…

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…

Main Suspect in Haitian President Assassination Arrested!

Panamanian authorities have arrested the main suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mo├»se. 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…

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…

Scientists Discover Dinosaur Embryo in Fossil Egg

Scientists in Ganzhou, China, have discovered a 66-million-year-old dinosaur embryo that was preparing to hatch from its egg. It belonged to a toothless theropod dinosaur known as the oviraptorosaur, and researchers have named it “Baby Yingliang.” According to PHYS, Baby Yingliang’s head was found laying below its body, with its feet on both sides and…

Cameras the Size of a Grain of Salt?

There is a new ultra-compact camera in development that is not only the size of a grain of salt but produces quality images better than a lot of the conventional compact cameras. According to Science Alert, this salt-sized camera is being developed with a technology known as metasurface and can capture full-color photos that are…

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…