The African Jotter

Kenya shelves plan to import high capacity buses from South Africa

Kenya has reversed its decision to import 30 high capacity buses from South Africa at a…

Drones, gun fingerprints and tighter social media regulation: Museveni’s security plan

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni announced on Wednesday up to 10 measures his government will take to…

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…

Regulator cuts Zimbabwe’s mobile data tariffs by 60 percent

Zimbabwe telecommunications regulator has cut the price of mobile data by 60 per cent. The rate…

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and Riek Machar embrace at dinner hosted by Ethiopia PM

South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met on Wednesday for the first time since 2016, when…

South Africa’s current account deficit widens in Q1 as exports slump

South Africa’s current account deficit widened more than expected in the first quarter to register its…

South Africa: Julius Malema under fire for alleged racist comments

done.The South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) say they are set to investigate leader of the…

Cameroon gov’t says Anglophone separatists killed 81 officers, seeks $21m emergency aid

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon have killed 81 members of the security forces and more than 100…

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…

Burundi: Referendum to Extend Presidential Term Raises Fears of Violence

Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi…

Is Nigeria’s NNPC giving oil deals to local firms just for 2019 elections?

State oil firm NNPC has awarded 50 companies with contracts to buy Nigerian crude and more than half…

Nigeria: About 120 people kidnapped along road in Kaduna State

At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past…

Odinga-Uhuru handshake has killed Kenya opposition – Miguna declares

Embattled Kenyan lawyer and opposition figure Miguna Miguna has averred that a peace handshake by President…

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…

New Tanzania Social Media Law Grants Govt Unrestricted Online Power

The Tanzanian regulation known as the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2017, which will…

Kenyan Paypal Users Can Now Move Funds Easily to M-Pesa Accounts

PayPal users can now seamlessly move money to their MPesa accounts following an integration that will…

Somalia intercepts UAE plane carrying huge sums of money

Journalists in Somalia are reporting that the government has impounded an plane carrying an unspecified amount…

Chad’s president Idriss Déby says legislative elections to be held in November

Chad’s president, Idriss Déby announced on Friday that legislative elections, initially scheduled for 2015, will take…