Category archives for: African News

Cameroon Suspends University Lecturer for Setting Exams on Anglophone Crisis.

Cameroon has suspended one of its lecturers at the University of Buea, its lone Anglo-Saxon University headquartered in Buea, capital of the country’s restive South West Region, National Telegraph can confirm. Agbor Nkongho Balla, Cameroonian Human Rights Lawyer, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Laws and Political Science in the Department of English Law is […]

Commuting in A Pandemic: These Health Workers Are Trekking and Canoeing

KEREN LANDMAN & CALEB OKEREKE Hellen Anek used to get to work by hopping on a boda boda, the motorcycle taxis ubiquitous throughout Uganda. Now she must walk two hours each way to and from her job as a hospital nurse in central Uganda’s Masaka district. Across Uganda, health care workers like Anek are taking […]

Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia

BUKOLA ADEBAYO The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday. The 18th-century crown, which has great religious significance, went missing from a church in Ethiopia 21 years ago, the Dutch government said in a statement. Sirak Asfaw, a Dutch national of Ethiopian origin who emigrated to the Netherlands in the […]

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

Bodies of the last female white giraffe and her calf were found by locals in eastern Kenya. Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world, conservationists said. The bodies of the two giraffes were found by […]

Mali shows support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested in France

Mali’s government has expressed its support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested earlier this week on a Belgian warrant over a child custody dispute with her ex-partner. The Malian artist has since begun a hunger strike in protest. Rokia Traore was detained as she arrived from Bamako at Paris’s Charles De Gaulle airport on Tuesday — […]

Africa Confronts Falling Oil Prices Amid Coronavirus

by John Campbell The new coronavirus has led to a slowdown in economic activity in China and East Asia more broadly. The global price of oil has now fallen to $53 a barrel. This is beginning to affect the oil-exporting countries of Africa. According to Africa Confidential, three-quarters of Nigeria’s and Angola’s oil production ear-marked […]

Why Are Swarms of Locusts Wreaking Havoc in East Africa?

 MERRIT KENNEDY The Horn of Africa, one of the world’s most impoverished regions, is being ransacked by billions of tiny invaders. Farmers look on in horror as desert locusts moving in vast cloud-like swarms darken the sky. The insects blast through fields of crops at an astonishing pace, decimating livelihoods in the process. The pests […]

New U.S. Travel Ban Shuts Door on Africa’s Biggest Economy, Nigeria

The visa rules will affect nearly a quarter of the people on the African continent, including many hoping to join loved ones already in the U.S. Ruth Maclean and Abdi Latif Dahir The newlyweds had already been apart for half their yearlong marriage. Miriam Nwegbe was in Nigeria. Her husband was in Baltimore, and until […]

A pan-African CFA activist is the face of rising anti-French sentiment in Francophone West Africa

CLAIR MACDOUGALL After four days in detention in Burkina Faso for “insulting the president and other presidents,” Kémi Séba, the controversial Franco-Béninois activist, who spearheaded a movement against the regional currency, the CFA, was all set to arrive in Mali on Wednesday (Jan. 8) for demonstrations demanding the exit of the French military. Instead he […]

Ghana is a very good place to invest – Dangote

RICHARD ANNERQUAYE ABBEY Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has listed Ghana among a list of countries on the continent where investments yield the right returns. The business magnate, who was speaking in an interview on Bloomberg TV identified Ghana together with three other countries including his home country Nigeria, where he is establishing a multi-billion-dollar […]