The African Jotter

How Africa Loses Billions Due To High Cost Of Remittances

Global remittance is big business. Remittances are sums sent home by migrant workers. Numerous studies have…

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

When most people think about Rwanda, what immediately comes to mind is genocide. Yes, in 1994,…

Why The NBA is Launching An African Basketball League

Basketball is a thriving sport in Africa, but not as popular as football though. However all…

How INEC Risked the Lives of NYSC Corps Members By Postponing the 2019 Elections

The postponement of Nigeria’s elections is a huge blow to the country’s optimism and democracy presently.…

South Africa Ex-Ambassador Seized Over MTN Iran License Win

South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award…

An 11th-Hour Delay By INEC Throws Nigerian Elections Into Disarray

After millions of Nigerians, including the president and his main opponent, traveled to their home towns…

Ethiopia PM bags 2018 African Gender Awards plaque

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded as part of the African Union, AU’s,…

Organisation for African First Ladies Changes Name to OAFLAD

The umbrella body of African First Ladies have announced a change in their name and mission…

Nigeria signs $30 bn export-financing deal – local media

The federal government of Nigeria has reached a 30 billion US dollar export-financing deal with investment…

British Company Copyrights Kenya’s National Anthem

Disturbing details have emerged indicating that the Kenyan National Anthem is copyrighted by a British music production…

My Ministers “Are Selfish and Only Think About Themselves”, Says Uganda President

President Museveni of Uganda yesterday described his ministers as “sleepy and selfish” people who do not…

Nigeria’s Brutal Decision: Former Dictator or Alleged Kleptocrat

What’s a Nigerian citizen to do when there’s a presidential election coming up and the two…

How A Translation Error Highlights Fears About China’s Relationship With Africa

It was a tactless case of translation that caught the attention of China-Africa observers worldwide. At…

US Policy Towards Africa Will Change Significantly in 2019 But Africans Don’t Know This

When many Africans think about US-Africa relations, they still see it through the lenses of imperialism…

Israeli company to expand medical cannabis production

An Israeli company Intercure has revealed plans to expand into 10 countries in the next two…

Blackstone Group, the World’s Largest Alternative Investment Firm is Pulling out of Africa

Investment firm Blackstone Group LP is scaling back its bet on Africa, almost five years after it made…

Kenya Offers to Train Congo’s Civil Servants

enya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his government’s support to president Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic…

US Cuts Military Support to Cameroon to Human Rights Abuse

The United States will withhold military assistance to Cameroon over allegations of gross human rights violations…