Nigerian Government outlines steps to be taken to trade with AfCFTA countries

Nigerian government has started preparing businesses in the country to start trading with other African countries following the successful launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by the African Union on Friday, January 1st, 2021. A statement signed by Victor Liman, acting Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), revealed steps […]

Ghana: How state Military protects Chinese illegal miners to deplete forest reserves

A documentary produced by JoyNews, a credible Ghanaian media outlet revealed a damning report of how state military officers are protecting Chinese illegal miners whilst restricting the locals from engaging in same activity. The current government of Ghana has since 2017 taken strong measures to put an end to illegal mining which is termed “Galamsey” […]

African Union is set to adopt a single continental passport for all Africans

The African Union (AU) has finally zeroed in on one of its major flagship projects designed to provide a single passport for all African citizens in a bid to foster regional integration. The project themed The African Passport and Free Movement of People was established in the AU’s long term Agenda to help remove restrictions […]

$1.1 Billion Deal: Nigerian Billionaire acquires shares of Shell, Total and ENI

Nigerian business magnate, Mr. Tony Elumelu has bought significant shares in three international oil companies that operate in Nigeria in what is considered one of the largest oil and gas financing in Africa in more than a decade with a financial component amounting to $1.1bn. The deal saw the sale of a combined 45 percent […]

French tycoon dragged before court over $160M corruption deal in Guinea

A French-Israeli businessman, Beny Steinmetz has been dragged before court in Switzerland to respond to charges regarding his alleged corrupt dealings in Guinea-Conakry some years ago. According to the Swiss Prosecutors, the billionaire diamond magnate paid bribe of about $10m through Swiss banks purposely to compromise Guinean public officials and secure rich mining concessions at […]

Supfrica CEO set-up gofundme to sustain the platform after maintenance cost skyrocketed

The CEO of Techfrica, Al-Hassan Hafiz has set up a gofundme account calling on Africans both home and in the diaspora to help sustain the platform after maintenance cost skyrocketed following over 100,000 downloads within a space of 72hours. The information attached to the gofundme indicated that “What this surge in numbers means is that, […]

Kenya’s Safaricom suspends China’s Huawei 5G mobile network rollout

In what came as a surprise to many, Kenya’s largest telecom operator, Safaricom has suspended the planned roll-out of Huawei’s 5G mobile network service. Earlier on, the acting CEO of Safaricom, Michael Joseph made a public address in which he disclosed that trial tests on the much-criticized 5G network was completed awaiting roll-out. The tech […]