Posts with the category “world”
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of Directors
October 31st, 2022
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of directors Elon Musk has dissolved Twitter's board of directors - cementing his control over the company. The billionaire took over the social media company la...
Nearly a quarter of Earth's seafloor now mapped
June 30th, 2022
Nearly a quarter of Earth's seafloor now mapped The oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface. Of that area, 23.4% is now mapped to modern standards. Slowly but surely the proportion of the global ocean...
Kenyan Public Health Expert Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
March 2nd, 2022
Kenyan Public Health Expert Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) have nominated Dr. Miriam Were of Kenya for the 2022 ...
Amnesty Report Calls Israel An Apartheid State
February 1st, 2022
Amnesty Report Calls Israel An Apartheid State Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories amount to apartheid, Amnesty International says. A new r...
African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People
January 16th, 2022
African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People Most African countries signed onto the Free Movement of Persons protocol in Addis Ababa in January 2018. Its rationale was set out clearly: t...
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history
December 24th, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history The biggest space telescope ever conceived is scheduled to go into orbit in the coming hours.The $10bn James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on a...
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering
December 3rd, 2021
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice. Their technique could prevent the destruction of ...
UK pledges £290m to help poorer countries cope with climate change
November 7th, 2021
UK pledges £290m to help poorer countries cope with climate change The UK is pledging £290m to help poorer countries cope with the impact of climate change, as the COP26 climate change summit enters i...
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...
12 Ways To Survive Off-Grid Without Air Conditioning
August 13th, 2021
12 “Cool Ways” To Survive Off-Grid Without Air Conditioning Heat can be a killer. Heat waves kill more people each year in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined. According...
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York
July 2nd, 2021
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York From sea to shining sea, one lady leads the way as a symbol of freedom, independence, and opportunity. The Statue of Liberty represents far more than just an ic...
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say
June 5th, 2021
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say A landmark deal struck by rich nations to make multinational companies pay more tax has been criticised by campaigners for not going far enough. G7 finance mi...
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack
May 9th, 2021
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pi...
Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future
March 13th, 2021
Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future A hectare of this ancient, delicate plant can soak up 15 times more carbon dioxide every year than a similar sized piece of the Amaz...
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 ...
How To Heat Your Home With Solar Heating
February 13th, 2021
Solar power is a hot topic these days. With energy costs increasing and expected to keep on increasing, many are seeing solar power as the way to go. While expensive, it’s possible to add solar power ...
UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars
February 9th, 2021
UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars The United Arab Emirates is celebrating its first mission at Mars. It has put a probe called Hope in orbit around the planet, making it only the fifth...
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods
November 26th, 2020
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods Did you know that your immune system is capable of healing pretty much every disease known to man? The body’s self-healing capabilities are quite astounding. There a...
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...
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares
May 2nd, 2020
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. ...
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods
May 1st, 2020
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods Fermented foods: the words bring up images of sauerkraut and kimchi along with other pungent morsels. But if you haven’t given it much more thought than that, well, ...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...
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...
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears
February 2nd, 2020
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears Hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the border with mainland China be completely closed to reduce the risk of the...
How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season
November 24th, 2019
How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season In winter, and throughout the year, keeping warm is essential to your work. When you are comfortable from head to toe, you’ll be able to weather conditio...
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...
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...
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 ...
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...
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...
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...
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer
February 3rd, 2019
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer Turmeric is a rhizome, similar to ginger, that grows wild in Southeast Asia, and it is what provides curry dishes with t...
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...
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda
January 6th, 2019
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda Kampala — The government has awarded scholarships to more than 700 health workers from across the country, particularly those from the hard- to-...
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...
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...