Posts with the category “history”
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body
February 15th, 2021
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the ...
Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe
September 7th, 2020
Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe Three hundred Banket families are set to lose their sources of livelihood after their state-allocated small-holder plots were grabbed from t...
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain
August 29th, 2020
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working...
Mali coup leaders meet mediators seeking return to civilian rule
August 22nd, 2020
Mali coup leaders meet mediators seeking return to civilian rule A key meeting between Mali's coup leaders and mediators from West Africa's regional bloc seeking a return to civilian rule ended after ...
Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036
July 3rd, 2020
Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian ...
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
May 28th, 2020
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The predecessor of the “apple a day” saying originated in the United Kingdom. But it gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-20th centu...
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence
May 9th, 2020
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence Freetown — Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of "terrorism" been allegedly perpetrated against ...
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps
May 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps On March 3, 1855, Congress allotted $30,000 to the War Department to purchase camels and dromedaries for military purposes. The move was a radical one and prov...
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws
April 28th, 2020
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws During the summer of 1916, a series of violent deaths shattered the peace of New Jersey’s coastal areas. For 14 days in July, people entered the water at...
Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used
February 28th, 2020
Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used In the not-so-distant past, antibiotics and antibacterial wipes, lotions and hand sanitizers had not been invented, so one had to rely on your imm...
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base
January 5th, 2020
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base Sunday's Al Shabaab attack on a military base in Lamu killed three people, including a US service member and t...
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests
November 10th, 2019
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found "clear manipulations" of the 20 O...
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day
October 4th, 2019
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day Animal protection organisations Humane Society International (HSI)/Africa and FOUR PAWS South Africa join forces this World Animal Day with a...
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks
September 7th, 2019
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks Zerihun Tabo, an Ethiopian shopkeeper, surveyed the wreckage of his neighborhood store in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week, af...
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods
September 1st, 2019
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods 1. Oily/Fatty FishOily or fatty fish include favorites like salmon, tuna, sardines and trout. These fish are simply packed with nutrients and should be a part of eve...
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander
August 17th, 2019
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the Moon's s...
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework
August 13th, 2019
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework Middle-schoolers who trudge home each day with a 50-pound backpack and hours of homework would have had an easier time in 1901. ...
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?
July 11th, 2019
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day? Almost everyone’s heard of the 8×8 rule. Specifically, it states that one needs to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day in order to take in ...
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption in Liberia
June 7th, 2019
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital, Monrovia on Friday to protest against rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test ...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion
June 1st, 2019
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion They may be little but they are quite powerful. Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years and are still toppin...
Nigerian Teenager Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.
May 19th, 2019
A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A's th...
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down
April 12th, 2019
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence M...
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term
March 3rd, 2019
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term Algeria is facing its biggest demonstrations in years, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest another re-election ...
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
December 16th, 2018
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death North Koreans mark the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits on Monday to statues and vows of loyalty to his son a...
France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find
November 27th, 2018
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find There is perhaps no animal more emblematic for the perils of extinction at the hands of human interference than that of the dodo bird. Native only to th...
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?
November 8th, 2018
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned? Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early Januar...
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence
November 2nd, 2018
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence Religion is often said to be at the root of the world’s conflicts, but what if mankind were simply naturally violent? How might we begin to ...
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off
October 28th, 2018
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off Kenya Airways (KQ) told the Sunday Nation that they anticipate very few complaints given the care they have taken with the flight. At 10....
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina
October 26th, 2018
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $56bn loan package for Argentina to help stabilise the crisis-battered country...
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...