The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has alleged. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items were reportedly loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane as […]

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn. An attack in the town of Madagali on 13 January saw two women detonate their devices, killing themselves, two babies, and four others. They had passed a vigilante checkpoint, mistaken for civilians because they were carrying infants. Female […]

Edusei Foundation Sponsors Commemorative Book on United States Africa Relations

Edusei Foundation Sponsors Commemorative Book on United States Africa Relations

On Friday January 13th 2017 AMIP News, a Washington DC Based Media Group in collaboration with The Africa Society launched The United States and Africa Relations, a comprehensive and creative compilation, and review of US-Africa engagement. US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield launched the book after her keynote address. Several members of […]

Deadly Voyages and the UN Race against the Tide

As the world is experiencing the second biggest mass movement of people since the end of the second world war, Alhassan Yushau gives a personal narrative to the increasing rate at which desperate immigrants get “eaten up” by the sea—while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea or Panama Canal to reach the safety of Europe […]

South African Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

South African Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

Nelson Mandela’s favourite singer and legendary local Jazz icon, Thandi Klaasen, 86, has died. The news was announced on Sunday morning on Twitter by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa. He tweeted; “We are saddened to learn that Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen has passed on. Our thoughts are with her daughter Lorraine, her loved ones, […]

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. The move by […]

Chinese Firm to Invest U.S. $1 Billion in Cassava in Tanzania

Chinese Firm to Invest U.S. $1 Billion in Cassava in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has signed a $1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialise cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets. Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China said they created an out-grower scheme […]

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Determined the tap into the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex in the country to create jobs, foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has embarked on the establishment of multi-million dollar vehicle assembly plant project in Lagos Specifically, the plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, the Dangote Group spends huge […]

IMF Projects Positive Growth for Nigeria in 2017

IMF Projects Positive Growth for Nigeria in 2017

By Bukola Idowu The International Monetary Fund has said it expects Nigeria’s economy to recover in 2016 even as it revised upward the growth projections for the country to 0.8 per cent based on higher oil production as well as likely improved price of crude at the international market. The IMF in its World Economic […]

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

By Aminu Adamu A son of Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has died after being bitten by a dog, the BBC has reported. Eight-year-old Habibou Barrow was reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr. Barrow missed his son’s funeral as he was advised […]