Ethiopia Beats World Record by Planting 350M Trees in 12 Hours

One of the best ways to curtail the negative effects of climate change consists of adopting green practices that counter deforestation. In Ethiopia, a nation where the indiscriminate taking of forest land has resulted in devastating drought periods, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently launched a Green Legacy Initiative as part of a substantial reforestation effort…

54gene Raises $4.5 Million for World’s Largest Pan-African Bio Bank

When discussing the issue of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, many people think about the United States because of its history; after all, America is a country that has been largely shaped by immigration. Once we look beyond North America, however, we start seeing countries with far greater rates of diversity, to wit: Tanzania, Uganda,…

Meet Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong and His Brilliant African Genome Project

At the recent Y Combinator Demo Day, an event that brings together promising technology startups with prospective investors, one company particularly stood out in terms of future vision. 54gene, a biotechnology company founded by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong of Nigeria, was the Y Combinator startup that really caught the attention of venture capital firms because the…