The African Jotter

Pope Francis Declares Fasting And Prayers Over DRC and S Sudan Crises

Pope Francis has declared a a day of fasting and prayer for crisis-ridden Democratic Republic of…

Chad Reaches Deal Over A Huge $1bn Oil Loan Deal

Glencore and four bank lenders have reached a deal with Chad on the restructuring of an…

Daniel Kaluuya wins BAFTA Rising Star Award

  ​Fast rising British actor of Ugandan descent, Daniel Kaluuya won the Rising Star award at…

17 People Die In Mozambique When Garbage Pile Collapsed

  ​At least 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique’s capital early on…

China and Japan Are Kenya’s Biggest Lenders!

  China was the top country that advanced bilateral loans to Kenya in 2017, latest data…

Ethiopia’s Current Crisis Not Done Yet as Emergency Rule Could Last 6 Months

Ethiopia’s defence minister explained to journalists that the current state of emergency in the country could…

Burundi President May Rule Till 2034 If This Referendum Goes His Way

Burundi president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could remain in power till 2034 if the country votes positively to a…

Zimbabwe to Start Issuing Visa on Arrival

The government of Zimbabwe has announced a revised visa regime which will see citizens from 28…

After Several Dribbles, Jacob Zuma Resigns as President of South Africa

“No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my…

Sad! Zimbabwe Loses Powerful Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe’s former Prime Minister and veteran opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died at the age of…

Zimbabwe Will Hold First Post-Mugabe Elections In July

Zimbabwe has never held an election without Mugabe in over 30 years. Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa…

Egypt: In-depth Country Profile

With a long history of civilization and development, Egypt is the largest country in North Africa…

Sudan: Country Profile

Sudan, also known as North Sudan, or officially as the Republic of The Sudan, is a…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins the 5th Mo Ibrahim Prize for Leadership

Former Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been awarded the 2017 Mo Ibrahim prize for Achievement…

SA: Jacob Zuma May Be Asked to Resign By His Party Leaders

South Africa is at a crossroads concerning President Jacob Zuma and the future of the ANC.…

Is dictatorship always wrong? Doesn’t history have any examples of good dictatorships/dictators?

This question was originally asked on Quora. I define a benevolent dictator as that unelected leader…

Why do African people live in poverty and backwardness?

This question is a very delicate yet popular one. Here’s my answer to it when it…

What are the biggest challenges that people face in their day to day lives in Nigeria, specifically Lagos?

I have a friend who works at the biggest airport in Nigeria, Murtala Muhammad International Airport,…