New York State issues Coronavirus Sex Health Memo

According to the NYS Health Department, self love may be the best and safest love – for now. Coronavirus and the pandemic have fundamentally changed how we live our lives and how we socialize. And that means sexual socialization as well. The guide encourages people to have sex by themselves or only with people/partners they…

Rwanda Launches First “Made in Africa” Smartphones

Smartphone penetration in Africa is estimated to be around 45%, generally lower compared to the rest of the world, but surprisingly high when considering how challenging it is to deploy adequate wireless communications infrastructure in many parts of the Continent. Nonetheless, nearly 75% of the African population has access to SIM-based services, which means that…

Cardi B’s Wild Trip to Africa

Award-winning rapper Cardi B has wrapped up her West African tour. The trip included performances in Nigeria and Ghana, memorable moments with fans, and some meaningful acts of philanthropy. Writing for Quartz Africa, Saratu Abiola describes Cardi B’s time in Africa as “refreshing” for both the way she embraced the people and the positive representation…

Marathon Man: Kenyan Kipchoge Sets Superhuman Record

1:59:40 – Eliud Kipchoge Obliterates Two-hour Marathon Barrier In the world of distance running, completing a marathon under two hours used to be a mythical concept. There is no question that humans are becoming more skilled and efficient in terms of endurance. We can see this development in the proliferation of ultra marathon races around…

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…