Friday, September 20, 2019
A new African tree was discovered by forester Edwin Ujor in Cameroon in 1951. It took nearly 70 years for scientists to identify the plant. This year the tree was named Vepris Bali. However, no one has seen the...
If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, you're wrong. Mauritania is a country where, according to some sources, live up to 800,000 slaves, that is more than 17% of the population. Mauritania was the last country to...
Africa is the second largest continent in the world, trailing behind only Asia, but, amazingly, a majority of the billion people living on the continnt survive every day with little to no access to electricity. Africa (30,3 million km²)...
The world has heard of the genocide committed by Nazi Germany on Jews during World War II. The media talks about genocides in the Soviet Union during the reign of Stalin. But what do we know about genocides in...
Scientists believe that Africa may have held as many as 20 million elephants in pre-European colonization. In 1979, the figure was only 1.3 million. Over just seven years (2007-2014), the elephant population decreased by at least 30 percent (ca....
Who was Gaddafi? How did he benefit Libya? What was the view of the western population on Gaddafi’s deeds? Let's look at the few facts we won't see in the media. Muammar Gaddafi, a soldier with the rank of colonel,...
Giraffes are beautiful and unique animals belonging to the most important members of the animal kingdom in Africa. Unfortunately, the giraffe population is continuously decreasing and stopping this decline is unsuccessful. The giraffe population has decreased by up to...
Gradual deterioration of the environment is one of the biggest challenges that Africa has to face. Threats with the most significant impact are droughts and constant desertification. Fertile green areas have been gradually changing into a barren and dead...
Do you know that Egypt produces 20 million tons of tire waste per year? Only 10 percent are recycled. Old tires can be turned into fuel. Engineering students in Cairo now built a rubber recycling machine into...
South Sudan remains an excellent case study of inherent human nature where ‘that which does not concern us, does not bother us.' It is an example of a human conflict where perpetrators are from within the country and abroad....
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