The African Jotter

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

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

How OPEC Is Helping U.S. Oil Reach a Tipping Point

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published its first detailed monthly oil forecast for 2020 and it…

OPEC agrees to increase oil production by 1- mln barrels per day from July 1

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member states Friday agreed at a meeting in…

Ivory Coast aims to grind 1 million tonnes of cocoa beans by 2022

Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast could grind 50 percent of its current output locally by 2022,…

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base on remote island

Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of…

How Nigeria’s stylish in-demand World Cup jersey is making millionaires out of bootleggers

Nigeria’s stylish soccer kit has been one of the major stories of the 2018 soccer World…

The world’s first mobile-only government bond in Kenya is popular, but missed its target

When Kenya launched M-Akiba, a mobile-only government bond, last year, the goal was to offer ordinary citizens…

Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300…

African artists sing against ‘colonial’ CFA Franc currency

For several years the debate against the French backed CFA Franc currency has been raging on in parts…

Zimbabwe: UK Extends $100m to Zim As Ties Improve

The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the…

30 year old minister Botswana becomes internet sensation across Africa

Newly appointed 30 year old Botswana minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is being celebrated on social media…

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…

Commonwealth Games 2018: South Africa grabs Africa’s first gold medal

South Africa on Thursday became the first African country to win a gold medal in the…

‘Sophia’, the world’s most advanced AI and Robot is coming to Africa

Sophia, the most advanced robot and first artificially intelligent (AI) robot to be granted a citizenship,…

Facebook: African Countries Have No Data Privacy Laws To Protect Citizens

More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have no data protection or privacy laws, according to…

Six African referees to chosen for World Cup duty

World football governing body FIFA has selected six African referees to officiate at the 2018 World…

App that helps women identify and quit abusive relationships to launch in Kenya

A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely…

Morocco ranked most attractive investment destination in Africa

Morocco has been named the most attractive investment destination in Africa, followed closely by Egypt and…