Western Africa

Nigeria protests to South Africa after its national is burnt to death

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has protested to the government over the death of a Nigerian national, who was burnt to death in North West province during service delivery demonstrations. Clement Nwaogu was burnt in Rustenburg by locals in what has been labelled latest was of xenophobia. Consul General, Godwin […]

Western Africa

Here are the 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs from Africa

BY STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-More than 150 000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the 4th ‎cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF) 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Today, the Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas. The 2018 cohort includes an additional 250 entrepreneurs to the standard selection of 1 000 – thanks […]

Western Africa

Nigerian Judge elected president of international criminal court

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- A NIGERIAN judge, Chile Eboe-Osuji, has been elected as President of the International Criminal Court for a three-year term with immediate effect, the Court said on Sunday. The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session, also elected Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) was elected First Vice-President […]

Business Western Africa

Analysts give thumbs up to MTN’s West Africa IPOs

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Analysts have welcomed plans by MTN to offer initial public offerings (IPOs) in Ghana and Nigeria, saying it will assist in shoring up the company’s balance sheet. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers is  preparing to raise as much as $447 million through listing 35% of the subsidiary on the Ghana […]

Western Africa

Equatorial Guinea cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT LONDON- After serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting, Equatorial Guinea cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé were freed from prison on March 7th. “We are pleased that Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free, but the fact that he was acquitted after the […]

Business Western Africa

Petronas hits oil and gas jackpot in Gabon

JOHANNESBURG- Malaysian oil giant, Petronas, on Monday hit a jackpot in Gabon after discovering oil and gas. Petronas said the discovery marked a significant milestone for its plans as it expanded upstream growth in West Africa, and demonstrated frontier exploration and deep-water operational capabilities. In a statement, executive vice president and upstream chief executive officer, […]