Sudanese Archaeologists are Breaking Ground on the Continent!

Sudanese students from Khartoum University, located in Khartoum, Sudan, are changing the perception of continental archaeology. According to The Guardian, Sabrine Jamal, Nadia Musa, Athar Bela, and Sabrine al-Sadiq are changing the trajectory of the field on a continent known to attract Western researchers. Stereotypes promoted by Western media have aided in the demonization of…

Kenya’s Baobab Trees Threatened to be Removed

The removal of Kenya’s baobab trees has caused a public outcry in recent news. According to Africa News, old baobab trees in Kenya are threatened to be uprooted. Mainly located in Sub-Saharan Africa, scientists believe the tree helps against climate change. An environmental researcher at Kenyatta University, Duncan Omwami, stated the following: “If we look…

Fight Breaks Out Between Sierra Leone Parliament Members

Hands were thrown at a recent Sierra Leone parliament. According to Africa News, this all stemmed from a debate regarding changes to the electoral system that would allow proportional representation in next year’s election. Things got so heated between the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) that hands, feet, and…

Nigeria to Stop Teaching English in Primary School?

The Nigerian government has announced a policy that will drastically change their educational structure for primary schooling: teachers will teach their students in their local languages instead of English. According to BBC News, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, advised that the framework is known as the National Language Policy. It stipulates that for…

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,…