Main Suspect in Haitian President Assassination Arrested!

Panamanian authorities have arrested the main suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. 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…

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 Şafak, a 13-year-old boy, Aliou Sawadogo, has been labeled a hero for shooting down a French military…

Flesh-Eating Bees Want Meat, Not Pollen?

Have you ever heard of a carnivorous bumblebee? Neither have I. But according to the Independent, they exist, and they’re known as “vulture bees.” Due to the intense competition for nectar, some bees throughout the tropics have developed guts that resemble vultures, which leads them to only eat flesh instead of pollen. These vulture bees…

5% of the Globe’s Population Uses 25% of its Resources – Vijay Prashad

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland, was controversial, to say the least. Greenhouse gas was this year’s central topic. With the rising global temperature and natural disasters (hurricanes, heatwaves, fires, droughts, etc.), lowering emissions is a must. According to NPR, emissions need to fall 45% by 2030 to reduce…

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…