Facts about hippopotamus, hippopotamus day

February 15th every year, is the Hippopotamus International Day that the people around the world come together for the purpose of awareness about this amazing creature. Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semi-aquatic mammal and undulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal and heaviest after the elephants and rhinos. The […]

The rise and fall of Mobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko was born Joseph Désiré Mobutu on 14 October 1930. Mobutu was supported by Belgian government and USA to depose the government of nationalist Patrice Lumumba  in 1960. Mobutu installed the government that arranged for the execution of Patrice Lumumba in January 1961 as he was serving as Chief of Staff of the Army appointed […]

The killer Lakes of Cameroon

Africa has share of natural disasters, from the most dangerous volcanoes in the world to the most dangerous lakes in the world. Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the northwestern part of Cameroon meaning that the water there poured in long after the incredibly explosive volcanic eruption that made it ended fore more than […]

Effects of Covid-19 on Education in Africa

Between April and August 2020, Human Rights Watch conducted 57 remote interviews with students, parents, teachers, and education officials across Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia to learn about the effects of the pandemic on children’s education. Human Rights Watch research shows that school closures […]

The most dangerous volcano in the world, Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Nyiragongo is one of Africa’s most notable active volcanoes, having a crater in it’s deep summit which contains a lava lake which was active for half century to 1977, when it drained catastrophically, is the most dangerous volcano in the world. Nyiragongo displays steep slopes of stratovolcano with 1.2 km-wide summit crater. On January 10, […]

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