Simon Ateba

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...

Trump administration urges Cameroon to negotiate with Anglophone separatists

President Donald Trump's top diplomat for Africa, Mr Tibor Nagy, urged Cameroonian authorities on Tuesday to open lines of communication with Anglophone separatists. Nagy, the Assistant Secretary of...

Boko Haram suffers heavy casualties in Nigeria

In a statement on Tuesday, the regional force fighting Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad said as many as 70 Boko Haram vehicles, mostly gun trucks, as well as...

UK, Australia, others ground killer Boeing 737 MAX after deadly crash in Africa

The United Kingdom, Ethiopia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and carriers in several Latin American countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX, citing safety concerns. The suspensions came after a deadly...

Trump dispatches Secretary Sullivan to Africa to promote trade ties

The United States Department of State said on Monday that Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan, would travel to South Africa and Angola from March 12 to 18, 2019 to...

BREAKING: I will not run for fifth term – Algeria’s embattled president

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the embattled President of Algeria said on Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office, following nationwide protests that began last year. Algerian...

Boeing shares crumble after deadly plane crash on the horn of Africa

Boeing shares crumbled on Monday morning following a deadly plane crash on the horn of Africa on Sunday. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed on Sunday morning...

Kano on the brink as PDP asks INEC to immediately declare candidate winner

Kano, the most populous state in northern Nigeria, was on the brink on Monday, two days after close to two million residents cast their votes to elect the next governor.

Trump’s top diplomat for Africa Tibor Nagy mourns victims of Ethiopian plane crash

President Donald Trump's top diplomat for Africa, Mr Tibor Nagy, is "deeply saddened to hear about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash", he tweeted on Monday. Mr Nagy,...

About Me

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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