A bizarre parade in Accra, the capital of Ghana, recently went viral after an array of ‘advanced’ military suits, vehicles and weapons were displayed to the general public. Photos and videos shared online by social media netizens have since attracted a lot of attention and reaction from people everywhere.
As you can see below, among those showcased during the event included a robot ‘walking tank,’ which, according to observers, bears a slight resemblance to those All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) vehicles from space opera film Star Wars.
Aside from the tank, men wearing what seems to be military-colored exoskeleton suits, complete with backpacks, boots, helmets and visors, have been spotted as they walked the streets of Accra.
Robocop or Halo’s Master Chief, anyone?
Apparently, the parade was a product launch by manufacturer Kantanka and it was a part of a local exhibition with the theme “Advancing the frontiers of science, creativity and technology through religion to transform society.”
Although the firm has mentioned that the exo suits were “manufactured locally,” no details were provided about their features. And so far, we are left guessing about whether or not Kantanka is officially connected with the military of Ghana.
This is despite the fact that members of the Ghana parliament and Ashanti kingdom’s traditional ruler were spotted in attendance during the said event.
While footage and images from the parade only went viral on social media recently, Ghana’s state-owned news source Graphic Online reported that the event took place in December 30, 2018.
Watch the video here and see for yourself:
Well what do you think of Ghana’s military tech, people? Do they look fairly impressive or pretty crappy? Tell us what you think about it by leaving a comment below!
Chinese Middle Class Now Buying More US Residential Real Estate
Chinese consumers are investing in lower-priced properties in the United States.
Chinese consumers are following an interesting international trend. Although they are no longer interested in buying American gadgets like the iPhone, the Chinese middle class are investing in US residential real estate.
According to the National Association of Realtors, the Chinese have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing for the past six years. Although they have started off with the pricey properties, Chinese consumers are now buying new, lower price tiers. Interestingly, the Chinese middle class has joined wealthier individuals in purchasing real estate in the United States.
The Chinese middle class are mostly interested in more affordable homes with mortgages.
Muslim Congresswoman Makes History by Wearing Hijab in US Congress
A refugee from Somalia, congresswoman Ilhan Omar just became the first to wear hijab in the House.
A Muslim woman just made history in the United States for wearing her hijab and swearing in on the Koran after getting elected to the Congress. Ilhan Omar, 37 years old, is now officially one of the two female Muslim members in the congress and she entered her office by breaking tradition. She's also the first Somali-American and the first female Muslim refugee elected into congress.
Omar, who arrived in the United States in 1995 after leaving war-torn Somalia, was elected to represent the fifth district of Minnesota. Since 1837, head coverings of all sorts were banned on the House floor.
Abortion Is Now Completely Legal In Ireland
The groundbreaking referendum has lifted a ban that has been around for 200 years.
The Republic of Ireland has made a decision about women's rights. As of today, it is completely legal to have an abortion in the republic for the first time in 200 years.
The procedure was first banned in Ireland back in 1861. This means that women who needed to get an abortion had to travel to other locations just to get the potentially life-saving procedure. However, the new referendum allowing the procedure has ended the ban after two centuries.
Women can now ask for an abortion if the pregnancy is life-threatening.
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