Japan to Release Radioactive Water Into the Ocean

Fukushima’s Daiichi (Number 1) Nuclear Power Plant has been highlighted previously on this blog. The nuclear accident caused by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 resulted in radioactive leakage into the Pacific Ocean. And recent news is suggesting that the Japanese government has authorized the release of the remaining radioactive water. According to The Japan…

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…

Endangered White Rhino to be Sent to Japan to Breed

Southern white rhinoceroses, the second-largest land mammals on the planet, are on the verge of extinction. In an effort to save them, a zoo in Taiwan is preparing to send a young female white rhino to Japan with the hopes that she will breed. Meet Emma. Emma is five years old, 2.5 meters long, 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…

Zimbabwe Deports Chinese Miner

China’s disrespect of the African continent has been highlighted several times throughout this blog. Well, it looks like many are finally saying, “enough is enough.” According to Bulawayo 24 News, Chinese miner Zhang Zhongyi, who was recorded assaulting his employees in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, has been ordered to leave the country. Bulawayo magistrate Mr. Stephen Ndhlovu…

Hundreds of Migrants Stranded Near Panama Border

In a previous post, I highlighted the thousands of Haitian and African migrants who were stranded at the Mexico border, traveling to reach the United States and Canada. Well, hundreds of migrants a currently stranded at the border of Panama. According to Africa News, migrants from Haiti, Cuba, Africa, and India are stranded at camps…