The African Jotter

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…

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…

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…

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…

What is the CFA Franc and Why Do African Countries Still Use It?

The CFA Franc is one of the most hotly debated currency ever used by any group…

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…

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…

Libyan coast guard says it has intercepted 15,000 migrants in 2018

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted about 15,000 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea this year,…

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…

Kofi Annan: The World Loses a Gentle Peacemaker

Not long after the announcement that former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan had died at 80…

MTN Is Said to Mull West African Unit Sale in Markets Cull

MTN Group Ltd.’s sale of its Cyprus unit is just the start of a broader exit…

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…

EU: Africa refugee centers won’t be like Guantanamo Bay

The European Commission is considering a plan for a “disembarkation scheme” that would see migrants picked up…

Nigeria and 11 African Nations Joined U.S. Opening of Embassy in Jerusalem

A dozen African countries were present for the United States’ controversial relocation of its embassy in…

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…

Somali Crisis: Soldiers arrested as speaker denies violating security procedures

The Somali army chief General Abdiweli Jama Gorod says a group of soldiers who entered parliament…

Sierra Leone NEC resumes tallying after parties agree on system of compiling final results

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Sierra Leone has resumed the tallying process after coming to…

Local hunters in Nigeria vow to crush Boko Haram, conduct self fortification rituals

Local hunters in Northeastern Nigeria have asked the government to utilise their knowledge of the terrain…