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…

HIIT Training Burns More Fat

High-Intensity-Interval-Training (HIIT) has been found to burn more fat than aerobic exercises, according to Knowridge. Scientists from Victoria University suggested that people start adding HIIT training to their exercise routine. Examples of those exercises include the following: Mountain Climbers Air Squats Pull Ups Push Ups Jump Lunges Jumping Jacks Burpees Planks Knee Highs Sprints Research…

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…

Over 50% of Young Adults in the U.S. Suffer from Chronic Disease?

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 54% of young adults between 18 and 34 years old suffer from at least one chronic health issue. According to Knowridge, obesity, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma are just a few health conditions that one in every four young adults deals…

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…

Russia “Unfriends” The Bahamas

The Russian government has listed The Bahamas as an unfriendly state to its country. According to Loop, The Russian Foreign Ministry listed The Bahamas as “unfriendly” after imposing a ban on any transactions with the Bank of Russia; the Bahamas will join Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands on the unfriendly Caribbean states list. Following…

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,…

A Face Mask That Can Deactivate COVID-19?

According to Knowridge, scientists from the University of Kentucky have developed a medical face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. This membrane includes proteolytic enzymes that attach to protein spikes and deactivates them; SARS-CoV-2 is covered in spikes, allowing the virus to enter cells in the body. The mask material…

The World Population is Increasing, and India is in the Lead!

The United Nations recently advised that the globe’s population is almost 8 billion and continues to increase, with India set to replace China as the most populous nation by 2023. According to PHYS, recent U.N. projections show that the world’s population will grow to 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.4 billion…

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…

Blood Pressure Tattoos Set to Monitor Levels?

Researchers at The University of Texas of Austin and Texas A&M University have developed an electronic tattoo that monitors blood pressure. Known as the e-tattoo, this marking monitors blood pressure measurements in every situation, including high stressful situations, while sleeping, exercising, and etc. It also provides thousands of measurements, more than any other device. A…