The African Jotter

Libyan coast guard says it has intercepted 15,000 migrants in 2018

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted about 15,000 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea this year,…

Nigeria’s President Buhari Presents Massive $28.80bn Budget for 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a 8.83 trillion naira ($28.80 billion) budget for 2019 to parliament…

Islamic State (ISIS) claims attacks that left over 100 casualties in Nigeria

Islamic State on Thursday posted a video on messaging site Telegram, claiming responsibility for five attacks…

MTN to sell ‘smart feature phones’ early next year

The MTN group has partnered with China Mobile, chipmaker Unisoc and feature phoneoperating system, KaiOS, to bring affordable…

Nigeria Makes Strong Push Extradite former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke from the UK

The head of Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani…

South Africa’s Minister, Malusi Gigaba Resigns After Perjury Allegations and Leaked Sex Tape

Embattled South African minister for Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba has resigned his cabinet position, according to…

Relief for Nigerians as Labour suspends strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Federal Government yesterday succeeded in averting what could have…

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots

On January 28, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was elected to head the African Union’s (AU) 31st session…

Uganda opens $112 million bridge, Africa’s 5th largest

Uganda has opened Africa’s fifth-largest bridge in Jinja in the eastern part of the country. The…

Who is Ahmed al-Asiri, the sacked Saudi intelligence chief?

Major General Ahmed al-Asiri was sacked as Saudi Arabia‘s deputy intelligence chief on Friday, Saudi state media…

Ethiopia’s massive new dam threatens Egypt’s Nile River

Look at Egypt on Google Earth and you will see a green line snaking through a…

31 Years On, The World Continues to Remember Sankara – Burkina Faso President

President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kabore, says the memory of the country’s former leader, Thomas…

Former Al-Shabaab Deputy Leader Wants to Contest in Somali Elections

A former Al-Shabaab deputy leader has announced his entry into politics, local media portals and journalists…

Kenya: Melania Trump visits third African country in one day

United States first lady, Melania Trump left Ghana on Thursday, spent the day meeting school children…

Surgeon from DR Congo Denis Mukwege Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Denis Mukwege has been named a joint winner of the 2018…

Police insist detained Premium Times reporter must disclose sources

The Editor in Chief of Premium Times online Newspaper, Musikilu Mojeed has said the Nigerian Police…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa in talks with opposition’s Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is talking to the leader of the main opposition party,…

Rwanda woos Europe amid second-hand clothes war with U.S.

President Donald Trump has suspended Rwanda’s right to export clothing duty-free to the United States over…