Simon Ateba

In fresh attacks, Boko Haram kills 4 in Cameroon, many in Nigeria

At least four persons were killed overnight by Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroon and dozens of huts and a church were set on fire.The Monday night/Tuesday morning attack occurred in Roum, a township of Tourou in the Mayo-Tsanaga department...

What I see in America 50 years after Dr. King was brutally assassinated by white supremacist

Today is 50 years here in the United States since Martin Luther King Junior was brutally assassinated by a white nationalist, and President Donald Trump, who is accused of being a deep racist, is in the White House.To be...

I’m the least racist American and I didn’t say Africans live in “shithole” countries, Trump says

U.S. President, Donald Trump, declared on Sunday night that he was the least racist person in America, and denied ever making disparaging comment against Africans and Haitians. At an immigration meeting at the Oval office on Thursday, Mr. Trump told...

African Union asks Donald Trump to apologize over “shithole” hateful, racist comment 

African Union ambassadors to the United Nations have asked U.S. President Donald Trump to apologize following his hateful racist "shithole" comment on the African people.At an immigration meeting with Congressional leaders at the Oval office on Thursday, Trump referred...

Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigerian President, battles for life, flown to Germany after serious head injury

President Muhammadu Buhari's son Yusuf Buhari, has been flown to Germany after a serious head injury that could not be fully treated in Nigeria, a newspaper reported on Friday evening.Mr. Buhari's son was flown out of the country aboard...

Breaking: Sons of MKO Abiola, the late Nigerian billionaire who died in jail after winning a presidential election, at war over inheritance

The sons of the late Nigerian billionaire who died in jail after winning a presidential election in 1993, Mr. MKO Abiola, are at war over the properties he left behind.In a statement to Today News Africa on Friday, Abdul...

African immigrants are from ‘shithole’ countries, Trump says, wants better people from Norway

African and Haitian immigrants are from "shithole" countries, and should not be allowed to come to the United States, unusual American President, Donald Trump, said on Thursday during a meeting at the White House, according to the Washington Post.America...

Mass burial underway in Nigeria following massacre by Fulani herdsmen 

At least 73 people, killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's central state of Benue, were laid to rest on Thursday in a mass burial.Clashes between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states erupted in recent weeks,...

Video: Massacre by Fulani herdsmen has nothing to do with President Buhari’s tribe – Nigeria presidency

As horrific images of dead bodies in Benue state, Nigeria, continue to trigger outrage, the presidency has been trying provide answers. President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina in this recorded video tries to explain the situation and the way...

Hip Hop star Diddy reportedly offers H&M racism victim one million dollar deal

African-American Hip Hop star, Diddy, has reportedly reached out to the H&M racism victim and offered him a one million dollar deal with Sean John.Diddy reported offer came as outrage escalated worldwide after international retail chain H&M ran an ad...

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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: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com
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