The African Jotter

Turkish President Arrives in Mauritania as Part of His African Tour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Mauritania late Wednesday on the second-leg of a four-country…

Uganda’s Very Old President Wants To Use DNA Data To Fight Crime

Mysterious deaths of foreigners and locals are stoking fears in Uganda about crime amid an ongoing…

Tanzania Bans Hits From Its Biggest Artist, Diamond Platnumz

Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has banned several songs by the country’s top musicians including hits…

44 Year Old Nigerian Artwork Sold For $1.7 million At London Exhibition

A portrait of a Nigerian princess that went missing for four decades has sold at auction…

Nigeria’s NNPC In Final Round of Talks To Get Oil Refineries Working Again

For a very long time now, one of the world’s largest oil producers, Nigeria, has been…

Nigeria’s Air Force Chief Relocates To Yobe In Search Of Missing Girl

The Nigerian government has intensified its efforts to find the 110 schoolgirls that are missing in…

12 Dead As Passenger Trains Collide in Egypt

At least twelve people have died and a further 22 are injured after two trains collided…

Botswana Blames Kabila For Crisis in Congo

Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country’s humanitarian and security crisis, in…

Cameroon’s Main Opposition Party Picks A 49-Year Old to Run Against 85-Year Old Paul Biya

Cameroons main opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), looks all set to compete in the…

73-Year Old Uganda President Wants to Rule Till 2035!

Uganda’s ruling party is pushing for a referendum that could extend the longtime president’s rule to…

Shoprite Heads To Kenya, And Investors Love It!

South Africa based Shoprite Holdings is expanding its presence in East Africa. Africa’s biggest grocer announced…

Angola To Begin Issuing Visa on Arrival to Citizens from 61 Countries

Angola will be granting citizens from 61 countries travelling to the southern African nation visas on…

Rwanda Opens its Skies for Commercial Drones to Come In

In a move that is expected to attract investors in the Unmanned Civil Aircraft System (UAS)…

Burkina Faso Begins Trial of Coup Plotters

The trial has begun for 84 people accused of masterminding a 2015 coup attempt in Burkina…

Tanzania Jails Opposition Leader 5 Months For Insulting President

  A Tanzanian court on Monday sentenced a lawmaker from the main opposition CHADEMA party, Joseph…

United Nations Investigates Ghanaian Police Officers Over Sex Abuse In South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Saturday it has recalled a unit of…

Mugabe: My Wife Is Being Harrassed, “We are not safe” in Zimbabwe

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has told the African Union (AU) that his wife, Grace Mugabe,…

Zimbabwe President Outlines His Achievements Since Removing Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is just a few days shy of marking his first 100…