[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,
[Deutsche Welle] Rex Tillerson’s firing comes as the US secretary of state ended an African tour focused on security. His successor will take a similar approach, but with less Africa experience, says the Atlantic Council’s Aubrey Hruby.
[Premium Times] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Thursday told African countries to be wary of the Chinese government and its loan facilities.
[State Department] A transcript of a media briefing at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa after a meeting between visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki:
[allAfrica] The poaching of elephants on the continent has dramatically increased, with poachers increasingly turning to poison instead of using their noisy rifles as police and park rangers increase joint patrols.
[East African] The US government’s hope on Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan to lead the way in enforcing an arms embargo against South Sudan will be tested by deeply rooted vested interests in the region.
[Premium Times] The World Bank forecasts that economic growth in Nigeria would edge up to at least 2.5 per cent in 2018, as the country benefits from improved commodity prices, investments and trade.
[Focac] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) — The government of Tanzania and conservation organizations on Wednesday hailed China’s decision to end ivory trade, saying the move offered hope for the future of elephants in Africa.
[Daily Trust] The Chinese Exim Bank has agreed to pay the $550 million Nigeria needs to procure two new satellites, Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu said on Wednesday.
[The Point] Mr. Abdoulie Cham, retired Financial Controller at the Central Bank of The Gambia, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that Captain Ebou Jallow transferred $3,000,000 to a private bank.