Dakar Opens One of West Africa’s Largest Movie Theaters!

One of West Africa’s largest cinemas has recently opened in Dakar, Senegal. According to Africa News, Pathé, the world’s second-oldest cinema company, opened a theater in Senegal’s capital. The company’s Director of Operations stated the following: “Why choose Senegal? Well Senegal first and foremost has a history.” “We know the great names of Senegalese cinema…

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…

Niger Hosts Sahara Camel Race

The West African country of Niger recently hosted its annual Cure Salée (Salt Cure) Festival. Held by the Fulani and Tuareg cattle herders in the Sahara desert, one major event is the Sahara camel race. According to Africa News, twenty-five camels participated in the two-lap, five-kilometer race. This event is a central component of the…

Togo Launches Solar Plant

There’s some big news coming out of the continent that I had to share. Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, has launched the largest solar plant in West Africa. Located in central Togo, roughly 250 km north of Lomé, this 50-megawatt facility will provide power for more than 158,000 homes and save more than…

France Withdraws CFA Franc from West African Countries

In a previous post, France’s colonial rule in West Africa was discussed. Well, I came across some news relative to that post that I had to share. The following comes out of Face 2 Face Africa. Eight West African countries are cutting financial ties with France and replacing the CFA franc. Their new currency will…

Sterilized Mosquitos to Fight Malaria

Greetings Folks, I’m indifferent about some news I just read and had to share it with you all. The following comes from Africa News. A team of researchers are developing sterilized mosquitos in Burkina Faso to help prevent the spread of malaria; five thousand insects will be released in July. Once the female mosquitos mate…

French Colonial Rule In West Africa

Greetings All, I’ve been trying to stay abreast with international news, specifically with Africa, and came across some information that led to further research. According to BBC News, there have been a few protests throughout Paris, France regarding immigration. The demonstrators behind this are called “The Black Vests.” The Black Vests The “Black Vests” migrant…

Tacky’s Rebellion

Greetings Good People, For those of you who may be new to this blog and aren’t familiar with my posts, I’m a student of African history—which, in essence, is world history. The main reason why is because so much of it has been hidden from the textbooks and whitewashed in our universities, so researching the truth has inadvertently become…

Going Home |GH| Ghana

Greetings Folks, I had a chance to check out an inspiring documentary entitled Going Home |GH| Ghana, and I wanted to share it with you guys. Produced by Virtuous Lion Productions, documentarian Tahir Asadullah Lee—who shot, edited, and narrated this project—takes his viewers throughout four cities in Ghana: Accra, Akwidda, Takoradi, and Aburi. Here, you…