The African Jotter

Five Issues to look out for in Political Africa in 2019

2018 was a very eventful year for the African continent. Not the obnoxious coups and violent…

Delay Hits Nigeria’s Plans to Construct the $1.1 billion Qua Iboe Power Plant

Plans to build another privately-financed power station in africa to help end decades of chronic blackouts…

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…

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…

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…

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji found

The 43-year-old Tanzanian dollar billionaire Mohammed Dewji (pictured) who was kidnapped 10 days ago in Dar…

Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually

Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria, South Africa and other African…

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…

Apple worth $1 trillion, market shares eclipsed by Huawei

Apple Inc. updated its latest share count on Wednesday, putting the magic stock price at 207.04…

Ethiopia reform push faces major snag: red tape

Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopia’s customs system like to joke that if you get…

Exiled DR Congo politician Moise Katumbi eyes Aug. 3 return to Lubumbashi

Moise Katumbi, a presidential hopeful in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plans to return to…

Breaking: At least one person is shot dead as army clashes with opposition supporters in Zimbabwe

One person was shot dead by Zimbabwean soldiers in the capital city Harare on Wednesday after…

Ex-DRC VP Bemba to return Aug. 1, set to contest for presidency

Congolese opposition leader and former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose war crimes convictions were quashed in May,…

Nigeria: Govt to Give Temporary Protection for 20,485 Cameroonian Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) country…

Rwanda to get faster drone models for commercial deliveries

The drone delivery company Zipline Inc, which operates blood supplies delivery in Rwanda, has released the…

Sierra Leone Election: Kamara to Challenge Maada Bio Win in Court

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s March 31 presidential runoff, Samura Kamara, has announced that he…

Kenya’s Odinga says ‘reconciliation handshake’ has been violated by gov’t officials

Kenya’s opposition leader has said the attack on the judiciary by the interior cabinet secretary, Fred…