Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Senegalese builders are rejecting concrete for an eco-friendly alternative

In Senegal concrete is cheap and omnipresent, yet some Senegalese builders are now reverting to the use of earth; bricks and revisiting traditional building methods in order to provide better insulation and heat-protection to buildings. This approach, used by...

Afghan only girls boarding school moves to Rwanda to escape the Taliban

Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls has temporarily shifted to the East African country of Rwanda; as announced by the school’s  co-founder Shabana Basij-Rasikh Monday. According to VOA, In a tweet, Basij-Rasikh, president of SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan), said...

Ethiopia to Build Local Social Media Platform to Rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

Ethiopia has begun growing its personal social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, although it doesn’t plan to dam the worldwide providers; the state communications safety company mentioned on Monday. Ethiopia has been engulfed since final 12 months...

Survivors of 1921 Tulsa race massacre accept Ghanaian citizenship

The Two African American siblings who are survivors of a well documented massacre of Black people in the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma have rounded up a visit to Ghana by accepting to be citizens of Ghana. 107-year-old Viola Fletcher...

Rwanda deports Belgian lawyer, Vincent Lurquin representing Hotel Rwanda Hero, for violating immigration laws

A Belgian lawyer known as Vincent Lurquin who claimed to be representing Paul Rusesabagina who is currently being charged for; terrorism, specialized international and border crimes and is currently being tried in a Kigali-based court; has been deported and further barred...

Libyans Celebrate to mark the anniversary of ‘liberation’ of Tripoli

Hundreds of people in Libya's capital Tripoli celebrated its complete liberation from the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar. The Tripoli residents gathered late Thursday in the city's Martyr's Square; holding the Libyan flags and banners of victory. They also chanted...

Update: Pray for Haiti as Death toll reaches nearly 2,000

At least 1,941 people are known to have died in Haiti in Saturday's powerful earthquake; rescue workers have managed to pull 34 people alive from the rubble; but many are still missing after the 7.2-magnitude quake. However, the search...

Trial of the accused in the assassination of President Thomas Sankara commences in October

The long-awaited trial for the murder of Pan African leader, Thomas Sankara; who was assassinated in a coup d’etat which brought the exiled former president Blaise Compaore to power; has been set for 11 October, according to announcement of military...

Jamaicans demand removal of LGBTQ pride flag from US embassy in Jamaica

Concerned Jamaicans protested and demanded that the US Embassyin Kingston Jamaica, remove the LGBTQ Pride flag hoisted on its grounds. The group says it is not only goes against articles in the  Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, but is a form of cultural...

Following Taliban Takeover, Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees

Uganda is to take in 2,000 refugees who have fled Afghanistan after Taliban militants took power on Sunday. The first group of 500 Afghans are expected to arrive at Entebbe Airport later on Tuesday. The deal was agreed following a request...

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