Simon Ateba

U.S. State Department official comments on CAF President’s visa denial

A U.S. Department of State official on Thursday commented on CAF President's visa denial. Africa has reacted with shock and disbelief after the U.S. denied visa to Ahmad...

Nigerian judge orders man who tried to fly with $375000 cash to pay $550 fine

A Nigerian man who tried to fly with $375000 cash concealed in a bag has been ordered by a judge to pay $550 fine or go to jail for two years.

African football confederation boss Ahmad Ahmad denied U.S. visa

The United States has denied visa to Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Vice President of FIFA. CAF is the administrative and...

These are President Trump’s top officials for Africa

President Donald Trump may be the one often in the media but there are many career diplomats in the United States whose job is to coordinate operations, advise the administration and...

U.S. chronicles gross rights violations in Nigeria

The United States on Wednesday chronicled major human rights violations that occurred in Nigeria in 2018, saying that both security forces and various armed groups, including Boko Haram fighters, herdsmen and...

Trump administration “extremely concerned” about Cameroon

The administration of President Donald Trump is "extremely concerned" about rights violations in the central African nation of Cameroon, another senior official said on Wednesday, a day after a top official...

President Trump’s plans for Africa

President Donald Trump has not abandoned Africa, and recent deployments of senior officials to the continent may be an indication the United States is not leaving Africa in the hands of...

SEE IT: Major school building collapse in Lagos

A three-story building collapsed on Wednesday in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos with scores of children inside. The school building collapsed while classes were in session with...

Will President Trump leave office without visiting Africa with 679 days left?

President Donald Trump has 679 days left in office, as of today March 12, 2019, unless he wins re-election in November next year. And by the end of this year, his...

Radical no-nonsense Nigerian cop being celebrated for saving democracy in Kano

A radical no-nonsense Nigerian policeman, who is also the Commissioner of Police in Kano, did something no cop before him had ever done in Nigeria. Mohammed Wakili ordered...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: [email protected]
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