West African Neighbors Threaten to Invade Niger in Response to Coup

The regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), following an emergency meeting on Sunday, announced that it would consider “force” to oust the leaders of a coup d’etat in Niger last week, rejecting their authority and declaring “zero tolerance for unconstitutional change of government.”


Chinese Navy Pays Rare Five-Day Visit to Nigeria

A fleet of Chinese warships made port in Nigeria on Sunday for a five-day visit, a rare show of Chinese naval strength in West Africa hailed by China’s ambassador as a “major event in the relations” between the two countries, and between China and Africa at large.

Major General Su Yingsheng's Chinese navy training ship ''Qi Juguang'' is greeted by members of the Philippine Navy and Chinese Embassy officials. The visit of the ship is a component of the friendship between China and the Philippines getting stronger. Public access to the ship will be available until June …

Saudi Arabia Announces Solo Oil Production Cut After OPEC+ Meeting

Saudi Arabia announced a million-barrel-per-day (bpd) oil production cut on Sunday that would begin in July, a policy change following a meeting of the OPEC+ oil cartel in which several members failed to meet their production quotas and one, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced a production increase.

Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, center, speaks during a news conference following the 33rd meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC countries in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. OPEC+ agreed to cut its collective output limit by 2 million barrels day as …

Nigeria Claims to Shut Down Nearly 300 Illegal Oil Refineries

The Premium Times of Nigeria on Tuesday published an update from the Nigerian government on its war against oil poachers. According to the Eastern Command of the Nigerian Navy, 27 smuggling vessels were captured over the past year, and 294 illegal refineries were located and shut down.

A view of an illegal oil refinery destroyed by members of the NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy forces is pictured on April 19, 2017 in the Niger Delta region near the city of Port Harcourt. NNS Pathfinder of the Nigerian Navy forces are cracking down on illegal oil refineries …

SVB Collapse Threatens Africa’s Fragile Tech Sector

The implosion of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is sending shockwaves around the world, reaching all the way to Africa, where fragile tech startups are worried that more banks will fail, destroying their supply of much-needed venture capital.

A vendor talks on a smartphone inside a market on Broad Street in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Africa's most populous nation heads to the polls on Saturday, and the next president will inherit an economy and country on its knees. Photographer: Benson Ibeabuchi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

All Top Candidates Claim Victory in Nigerian Presidential Election

Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led a march on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday to announce that he believes he is the true winner of the February 25 election. Third-party candidate Peter Obi likewise claimed that he was the true winner last week.

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and second place candidate, greets his supporters during a protest against the recent presidential election results, in Abuja , Nigeria, Monday, March 6, 2023. Thousands of opposition supporters staged a protest Monday against the country’s presidential election results, as calls for a revote …