The ‘immovable’ Okomfo Anokye sword buried 300 years ago by the first priest of the Ashanti Kingdom

The ‘immovable’ Sword driven into the ground by Okomfo Anokye remains and is venue of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. History has it that the sword was pushed into the ground, almost 300 years ago. It is believed the Okomfo pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of attempts. The Ashanti state, it is believed, would collapse should the sword ever be pulled out of the ground.

A Kenyan woman recycles plastic waste into bricks seven times stronger than concrete

Nzambi Matee is the founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products. Nzambi Matee is a materials engineer who designed her own machines. Nzambi Matee's factory produces 1,500 bricks each day, made from a mix of different kinds of plastic.

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