Ghana: How these companies going green could pay off for the country and the planet

Meanwhile, companies such as Trashy Bags Africa have already been focused on an eco-friendly business model. In a country that generates 1.1 million metric tons of plastic waste each year, the Accra-based company has turned over 40 million plastic sachets (small bags filled with drinking water) into products such as laptop covers, pencil cases and… Continue reading Ghana: How these companies going green could pay off for the country and the planet

Ethiopia’s leader said he would bury his enemy. His spokeswoman doesn’t think it was incitement to violence

“We will bury this enemy with our blood and bones and make the glory of Ethiopia high again,” Abiy said at the military headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday, a day after declaring a national state of emergency and urging Ethiopians to take up arms to fight advancing Tigrayan forces. The speech doubled… Continue reading Ethiopia’s leader said he would bury his enemy. His spokeswoman doesn’t think it was incitement to violence

Musa Motha lost his leg to bone cancer. Now the South African dancer is inspiring with every move

Written by Michelle Cohan, CNN Growing up in an underdeveloped zone of Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Musa Motha says his surroundings weren’t exactly idyllic. But he did have a dusty, make-shift soccer pitch directly across the street from his home. And for Motha, it was “paradise,” he said. That field brings back both… Continue reading Musa Motha lost his leg to bone cancer. Now the South African dancer is inspiring with every move

ColdHubs: How solar-powered cold storage is keeping food fresh in Nigeria

That’s why Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu decided to take a fresh approach to food waste. He’s the founder of ColdHubs, which provides solar-powered food storage units designed for markets and farms. The 39-year-old has won countless awards for the initiative and has just been announced as the joint winner of the $1.5 million AYuTe Africa Challenge, for… Continue reading ColdHubs: How solar-powered cold storage is keeping food fresh in Nigeria

Nigeria Lekki toll gate shooting: Devastated mother reveals horror of finding dying son at protest site

In a blind panic, she called his phone, but there was no answer. She immediately hailed a passing motorcycle taxi, known locally as an Okada, and raced to the scene. But nothing could have prepared her for the harrowing scenes she witnessed when she got there, she said. “While I was looking for my son…… Continue reading Nigeria Lekki toll gate shooting: Devastated mother reveals horror of finding dying son at protest site

Desmond Tutu: Mourners pay tribute to Archbishop as body lies in state

The coffin was the “cheapest available” at the request of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights pioneer, according to a joint statement from his foundations. It was transported to the cathedral by a motorcade on Thursday morning. He will remain there through Friday for visitors, with social distancing in place. Tutu, whose work… Continue reading Desmond Tutu: Mourners pay tribute to Archbishop as body lies in state

Ian Wright attacks ‘disrespect’ of Africa Cup of Nations

Wright, now a pundit for the BBC, said that coverage of the tournament and the issue of player release during the European season, is in marked contrast to how Euro 2020 was treated. “Is there ever a tournament more disrespected than the Africa Cup of Nations?” Wright said in a video posted on social media.… Continue reading Ian Wright attacks ‘disrespect’ of Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria protests: How a bloody night of bullets at the Lekki toll gate quashed a young protest movement

Sometime after midnight on October 21, Elisha Sunday Ibanga answered a phone call from his older brother’s number. The person on the other end of the line — a stranger — broke the news that Ibanga’s brother, Victor, had been shot dead at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos, Nigeria, where he had been peacefully… Continue reading Nigeria protests: How a bloody night of bullets at the Lekki toll gate quashed a young protest movement

Nigeria protests: Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting

The footage from the security camera overlooking the toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria was played during Saturday’s session of an eight-person judicial panel set up to investigate police brutality and the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad — the primary focus of thousands-strong protests in the city that lasted for almost two weeks in October. The panel… Continue reading Nigeria protests: Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting

Desmond Tutu laid to rest at state funeral in South Africa

Tutu died last Sunday at the age of 90. He had been in poor health for several years. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the main eulogy during the service at St. George’s Cathedral. Tutu’s body will be cremated in a private ceremony after Saturday’s requiem mass and will then be interred behind the pulpit… Continue reading Desmond Tutu laid to rest at state funeral in South Africa