Simon Ateba

Era of coups in Africa is over, Nigeria warns coup plotters in Gabon

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warned military commanders in Gabon on Tuesday that the era of coups in Africa was over. Buhari's warning followed reports of attempted military...

4 soldiers arrested after failed coup attempt in Gabon

An attempted military coup in the oil rich central African country of Gabon failed on Monday and the government announced that four out of five plotters had been arrested.

South Africa calls for calm as tension mounts in Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of presidential election results

South Africa called for calm on Monday ahead of the announcement of the presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results would be announced...

Military ‘seizes power’ in Gabon

The military announced on Monday that it had ended the 50-year old reign of the family of President Ali Bongo, but the government said hours later that everything was under control.

Cameroon dragged to African Commission over unfair trial of 47 Anglophone activists

Nigeria's human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia, over what he described as the...

Nigerian activists ask minister to name contractors who vanished with funds meant for electricity projects

Nigerian activists said on Sunday they have sent a Freedom of Information request to Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, urging him to name contractors who vanished with funds meant...

President Buhari greets Nigerian Institute of Journalism provost Gbemiga Ogunleye on 60th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday sent his warm felicitations to the Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Mr Gbemiga Ogunleye, on his 6oth birthday. "President Buhari joins...

Outrage explodes in Nigeria after appointment of President’s niece as election collation chief

Outrage has continued to escalate in Nigeria following the controversial appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari's niece as election collation chief. The appointment of Amina Zakari as head of...

Silence in “Democratic” Republic of Congo – internet and broadcast networks shut down – as country awaits election results

There is silence in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country awaits presidential election results that appeared to be favoring an opposition candidate. DRC authorities shut down...

Investing in people not an option for Africa in 2019

At the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Meetings in 2018, nations, especially African nations, were repeatedly told to invest in people along side infrastructure. Although there were,...

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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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