The African Jotter

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…

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…

Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, saying he…

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…

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…

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…

Africa: Pompeo – Sadly – Unlikely to Pay More Attention to Africa

When it comes to Africa, don’t expect much from the changes that are taking place at…

Cambridge Analytica stage-managed Kenya president’s campaigns

Cambridge Analytica, the UK political consultancy at the center of Facebook’s election manipulation scandal, ran the…

U.S. Military Continue Spread in Africa As Ghana Allows For New Base

Reports are emerging that the Ghanaian government  has sent to parliament a Memorandum of Understanding on…

The Trump Presidency is all About Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty

When US secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked by Donald Trump Tusday, the move shocked…

France To Return Over 70,000 Stolen African Artifacts

President Emmanuel Macron of France announced on Monday his appointment of two experts to make plans…

Tillerson and Lavrov Book Same Ethiopian Hotel — and Can’t Agree on a Meeting

The top diplomats from Russia and the U.S. are spending their Thursday evening at a five-story…

Turkey’s Erdogan Trip To Africa Targets Economic and Security Co-operation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on tour in Africa again. It is no longer about…

Health of “Most Eligible Bachelor in the World” is Failing, Species Could Go Extinct

The health of the world’s last male northern white rhino has deteriorated, bringing the rhino subspecies…

Rex Tillerson To Make First Trip To Africa as U.S. Top Diplomat Next Week

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria next…