Simon Ateba

South Africa arrests Mozambican ex-finance minister at Trump administration’s request

South Africa arrested Mozambique’s former finance minister on Saturday at the request of the United States. Police said on Monday that Manuel Chang was arrested in Johannesburg.

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari sets up 165-member “women and youth presidential campaign team” for husband’s re-election

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has set up a "Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team" to support the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2019, her...

Atiku reveals how he stopped President Buhari from smuggling 53 suitcases of looted money into Nigeria in 1984

The Nigerian presidential election has entered a bitter final stretch with wild allegations and shocking revelations coming out from many sides by the minute. On Sunday morning, President...

Atiku bringing in “large sums of illicit dollars” to steal Nigeria presidential election, Buhari media organization warns

The Buhari Media Organization raised an alarm on Sunday over what it described as "a grand plot by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar to bring illicit...

Education in Nigeria now for sons and daughters of millionaires, activists say in letter to U.N. to end University strike

Education in Nigeria these days, especially higher education, has become an exclusive preserve of the rich but it should not be that way, activists said in an urgent appeal to the...

Egyptian security forces kill 40 militants after tourist bus bombed

Egyptian security forces said on Saturday they have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, a day after a Vietnamese tourist bus was bombed killing...

Former Nigerian leader Shehu Shagari is dead

Former Nigerian President Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari is dead, his grandson, Bello Shagari said. He was 93 years old. "I regret announcing the death of my grandfather H.E....

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote named member of President Buhari’s re-election campaign council

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, and controversial oil magnate, Femi Otedola, have been named as members of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election campaign council. Dangote and Otedola were appointed...

27 African countries “agree” to open their skies but old fears paralyze others

At least 27 African countries have so far committed to opening their skies but old fears and deep divisions have continued to paralyze other nations. However, even among...

SEE IT: American answers email from “questionable” Liberian but never imagined what would follow

An American man from Utah who set out to embarrass a West African "scammer" discovered something he never imagined. Watch. https://youtu.be/7d_W3mdCTvs

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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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