The world’s first bio-brick made using human urine was unveiled at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa recently. Researchers from UCT have been at the forefront of innovation in various areas including malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS, cardiology, and waste recycling.
Fellow African citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Ethiopia. The country has announced that effective from 9, November, 2018, nationals of all African countries will get visa upon arrival, as part of “PM Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a closer and full regional integration in #Africa”.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP and his nickname Jabba, a veteran South African rapper has passed away at the age of 38. His death has sent shockwaves across the country, and tributes are pouring in.
Despite the ongoing economic and liquidity crisis in Zimbabwe, the country’s tourism sector received a major boost, having been named on top travel publisher, Lonely Planet’s list of “best countries” to visit in 2019.
Donald Trump has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and large scale killing of farmers”. Trump’s “divisive” comments have set tongues wagging on social media, criticised and rejected by the South African government.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died aged 80, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced. He “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the Foundation said.
Egypt and Liverpool’s sensational striker Mohamed Salah has been nominated for the FIFA best men’s player of last season. Congratulations to Salah on making the 10-man shortlist.
Former U.S President Barack Obama last week shared his annual summer reading list, which includes five classic books from prolific African writers. The list includes seminal works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hisham Matar, and Nelson Mandela.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest and fastest-growing commercial airline is celebrating the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets from Boeing. The airline will have the largest 737 MAX fleet in the continent.