Kwame Akoto-Bamfo: ‘You see the faces of our ancestors’ – BBC News


Kwame Akoto-Bamfo: ‘You see the faces of our ancestors’

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, a Ghanaian sculptor, is using his skills to create the Ancestor Project – portraits of Africans who were imprisoned, kidnapped or coerced into slavery.

Using the ancient Akan tradition of creating portraits of the dead, Kwame wants to show people how great their community was before slavery.

Video producer: Sulley Lansah

‘India felt shockwaves too,’ reveals IMD: Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was a big event | Explained

Hindustan Times – Jan 17, 2022

An underwater volcano in Tonga has erupted for the third time in four days, potentially jeopardising surveillance flights’ capacity to assess the damage caused by the huge explosion and tsunami that struck the Pacific island nation on January 15. According to geologists, Saturday’s explosion was possibly the largest anywhere on the earth in more than 30 years. A gigantic cloud of ash, gas, and steam blasted up to 20 kilometres into the skies — and tsunami waves slammed into the Pacific. Dramatic satellite images captured the eruption in real time.

According to experts, it was one of the most powerful explosions of the 21st century. The tremendous shockwaves caused by the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hungapai in Tonga were also felt across India, according to the India Meteorological Department. Tonga, in the South Pacific, is still cut off from the rest of the world. Tonga has a population of roughly 105,000 people and is made up of 169 islands, 36 of which are inhabited. There have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far, but with communication lines down, a comprehensive evaluation is not yet possible. Watch to know why the eruption was no small event.

Hunga Tonga Volcano Eruption Update; The Island and its Volcano are Gone

GeologyHub– Jan 17, 2022

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on January 15th produced a large and destructive tsunami through a new volcanic eruption. This tsunami occurred due to partial edifice collapse, which destroyed the vast majority of the existing island. Instead of a once 4 kilometer or 2.4 mile wide island, there are now only two small barrier islands. What had just occurred was likely the most powerful volcanic eruption in a decade. This video will separate fact from fiction, and discuss the eruption, what its true magnitude is, and what might happen next at Hunga Tonga. It is a very famous volcano as it has produced several spectacular island forming eruptions in the 21st century.

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0:00 Hunga Tonga Erupts
0:15 Eruptions Effects
0:46 An Island Destroyed
1:35 How large was the eruption?
2:48 Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
3:24 What Will Happen Next

Tonga volcano eruption damage unclear, communications cut off | DW News

DW News – Jan 17, 2022

The Pacific island nation of Tonga has virtually cut off from the rest of the world after Saturday’s volcanic eruption damaged the country’s internet cable. The full extent of the damage to the country remains unclear. New Zealand and Australia have sent military planes to survey the situation from above. Other flights to deliver aid are also planned. The underwater eruption on Saturday sent shockwaves across the Pacific. Tsunami warnings were issued for many countries, as far away as Peru. There, two people drowned after unusually high waves hit the west coast of the Americas.

Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ as another large eruption detected | Volcano

WION Jan 17, 2022

Another large eruption has been detected at the Tonga volcano, two days after a massive eruption triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific.

Tonga tsunami cuts off nearly all island communications – BBC News

BBC News – Jan 17, 2022

A tsunami which hit Tonga has left island communications crippled, with people overseas anxiously waiting for news of loved ones.

The underwater volcano erupted on Saturday, about 65km (40 miles) north of the capital Nuku’alofa.

The eruption, which was heard as far away as the US, caused waves higher than a metre to crash into Tonga.

The authorities have not confirmed any deaths but the scale of the destruction is difficult to establish with phone and internet communications damaged.

But the Red Cross gave some cause for hope, saying reports suggested the damage was not as bad as had been feared.

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Protesters in Nigeria say its in retaliation for xenophobic attacks in S. Africa

CGTN Africa– Feb 23, 2017

In Nigeria, protesters have attacked and vandalized the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja. The move is apparent in retaliation for anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa. The protesters stole equipment. Some customers too were attacked. The incident coincided with a visit by MTN chairman Phuthuma Nhleko to the Nigerian capital. Nhleko is there to see Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who has been acting on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari. The attack is not the first of its kind. In 2015, the regional MTN office in Abuja was forced to shut down after irate youths attacked.

What Did Nigerians Do To Deserve The Xenophobic Attacks By South Africans?

TVC Sep 3, 2019

Your View, September 3, 2019 A case of Nigerians being called foreigners in Africa by fellow Africans: The ongoing Xenophobic attack by South Africans against Nigerians, is a very worrisome phenomenon. Nigeria’s foreign affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has reacted saying that “Enough is Enough. We will take definitive measures!” Should we hold the government by their words? What can be done to stop this hateful attack on Nigerian citizens? Should Nigerians be blamed for going in search of greener pastures?

Xenophobia Attack On Nigerians In South Africa

TVC – Jul 26, 2019

Ex-Big Brother Africa housemate and model, #TayoFaniran, was on Thursday, assaulted and strangled by South African police officers. The ladies of #YourViewTVC discussed this as a hot topic. #Xenophobia #XenophobiaAttack