PhD student Takunda Chitaka has received the 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award for her engineering approach towards tackling plastic marine pollution. This recognition highlights the need for peer-reviewed research that supports strategic interventions in the areas of recycling, waste minimisation and sustainability.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology claims that the country has broken the current one-day tree-planting record where over 50 million saplings were planted in India three years ago. The National Steering Committee confirmed that Ethiopia planted 353 million, 633 thousand, 660 trees in a space of 12-hours.
Kenya’s interior ministry has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign betting firm directors as the government clamps down on betting due to negative social impact concerns. The country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board had also declined to renew licences of 19 firms in order to review their operations.
The LGBTQI+ documentary, Under The Rainbow follows Pamela Adie, as she guides viewers through her first-hand experiences of navigating sexuality in homophobic Nigeria and the alienation that often comes from family, friends and society as a whole.
A Chinese University has set up a Zulu department officially promoting the language as a programme offered at undergraduate level thus strengthening ties between the two countries.
What #Heroes Look Like: Nigerian Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, along with four religious leaders was awarded the 2019 the International Religious Freedom Award for sheltering 262 Christians in his home and mosque during an attack in central Nigeria.
The menstrual cup is currently the safest, most effective, affordable and eco-friendly method of managing menstruation. Menstrual cups can last up to a decade because they are made of medical-grade silicone or latex, why then isn’t it the go to product for all women and more so those in vulnerable situations?
A loan of 20 million euros ($22.5 million) from the French Development Agency will fund a new museum in Benin’s city of Abomey. The aim is to make the 47-hectare (116-acre) UNESCO World Heritage Site more attractive for visitors once France restitutes 26 royal statues taken by French troops over a century ago
Leaders of the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have formally agreed to name a planned common currency the “ECO”. The currency would be based on a flexible exchange rate regime, coupled with a monetary policy framework focused on tackling inflation.