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South Africa Deploys Additional 73,180 Soldiers to Enforce Covid-19 Lockdown

23 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that an additional 73,180 soldiers will be deployed to supplement the current 2,280 soldiers to help enforce a lockdown intended to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Since March 27th, 202...

BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

21 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Jaemoney

Introduction I thought I'd talk about this competition I took part in about 8 months ago. I posted the pictures before, but I never included the thought processes at the time. As mush as art is a visual medium there can be lots of concepts behind the...

Kenya Bans Single-Use Plastics from National Parks, Beaches, and Forests

6 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Coinciding with World Environment Day, Kenyan authorities have banned all single-use plastics such as water bottles, disposable cutlery, plastic bags, and straws from national parks, beaches, forests, and protected regions. The new ban comes three ye...

BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

11 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Jaemoney

Introduction Last October I was really pleased to see a post about an art competition in my Instagram feed. The competition was by BIC to produce some artwork about Africa. This really piqued my interest on so many levels. Competitions are cool becau...

Lazarus Chakwera Wins Malawi Presidential Poll Rerun

28 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Winning 58.57% of the vote, Malawi's electoral commission announced that opposition leader Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera defeated incumbent President Arthur Peter Mutharika and won the nation's rerun presidential vote. Mr. Chakwera said that his victory...

The state of Cryptocurrency in Africa.

5 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

Africa is embracing cryptocurrency slowly and steady, with countries such Nigeria and South Africa leading the Africans to a whole new world of Cryptos. South Africa, in a survey conducted by Hootsuite and Wearesocial, have the most owners of Crypto...

Madagascar Ministry of Education Fired Over 2 Million Dollar Lollipop Order

6 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Madagascar's Minister of Education Rijasoa Andriamanana has been fired after attempting to purchase the equivalent of about 2.2 million United States dollars worth of lollipops for schoolchildren to "mask" the bitter aftertaste of an untested herbal...

South Africa Imposes Curfew and Introduces New Restrictions to Combat Covid-19 Spread

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In an attempt to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, South Africa has introduced new restriction including making the wearing of masks outdoors mandatory and a temporarily ban on alcohol sales. A night time curfew between 21:00 and 04:00 l...

World's Deepest Gold Mine Halts Operation Due to Covid-19

24 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Operations at the Mponeng mine in South Africa, the world's deepest gold mine, have been halted after 164 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The mine was operating at about 50% capacity after resuming operations last month after being close...

Africa and South America took the lead in the level of interest in bitcoin!

16 Jun 2020 1 minute read 2 comments InsanisFox

Kenya and Brazil took the leading positions on the level of public interest in bitcoin. This is evidenced by the data of analytical portal Blockchaincenter. The researchers compared Google Trends data and concluded that 94.7% of all cryptocurrency-re...