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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Will Donald Trump Run Again in 2024?

During a recent interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Former President Donald Trump was asked about his future plans in politics, with many curious about a 2024 presidential run. He responded with the following: “Well, let me just put it this way, I love our country and I think a lot of people are…

Protests in Tunisia Over Waste Management

Protests have erupted in Agareb, Tunisia, over the poor waste management system in the country. According to Africa News, a nearby landfill in the town has caused severe illnesses for many throughout the area. New viral diseases were discovered, which led to a serious public health concern, including death. Ben Ibrahim, the mother of a…

A New Infrastructure Bill is Set to Combat Drunk Driving!

The Biden Administration recently passed the H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will mandate automobile makers to install new technology in vehicles to prevent drivers from driving under the influence. According to AP News, vehicles with monitoring systems will be rolled out no later than 2026. $17 billion from the Act will…