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…

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…

Gastonia Protestors Will Pay a Fine?

Members of the Black Talk Radio Network were outside of the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office today in Gastonia, NC, protesting against a proposal to tax those who protest on Gaston County property. WCNT News confirmed that the Gaston Board of Commissioners voted on an ordinance to tax protestors a fee of $250 for groups larger…

Protests in Senegal Over COVID-19 Curfew

Civil unrest seems to have been a global issue this week, with countries like Senegal following suit. The following information comes from Africa News. Protests erupted in Senegal Wednesday over a 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. coronavirus curfew mandated by President Macky Sall. The violence took place in Dakar, where 90% of COVID-19 cases are…

End SARS!

Police brutality isn’t just a Western problem. Protests happening in Nigeria are shining a light on an organization built to protect and serve, but somehow they chose abuse of power. The following information comes from The Guardian. A Nigerian police force, The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been dissolved after allegations of police brutality. Protests…

Rally in Mauritius Over Oil Spill

I saw an interesting article this morning and had to share my findings. The following information is from Africa News. Mauritius, an island nation in East Africa, is experiencing massive protests over the government’s mishandling of an oil spill. This spill was caused by the shipwreck of a Japanese fuel-carrier that took place in July,…

Deeper Reasons Behind Haiti’s Protest

The protest happening in Haiti has made international news all year. My initial observation was that fuel and food shortages, the economic crises, and the demand for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation were the root causes of civilian anger. But further research has unpacked a few more things. The following information comes from Aljazeera.com, by way…