Published January 10, 2024

From trouble on the Horn of Africa to excitment about AFCON... and some pidgin

By Martine Dennis

African Current Affairs
African Current Affairs
African Current Affairs
African Current Affairs

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What role does the UAE play in the Horn of Africa? We look at the forgotten war in Sudan and delve into Ethiopia's controversial deal to recognise Somaliland in exchange for access to the sea.


* The Christmas killings in Nigeria's Plateau State


*The billion-dollar election in DRC where more than half the country didn't vote


* A South African tech bro tells of his hopes for 2024

* Former Nigerian Super Eagle, Efan Ekoku tells us who he thinks might win the Africa Cup of Nations, and why Premier League managers don't share the excitement of African football fans.

Donu casually drops in a popular pidgin phrase: 'Money for hand, back for ground'. It's used, I'm told, in a situation where a person refuses to deliver until they have been paid. It's a favourite of sex workers...

Get in touch: martine@africahereandnow.com

Instagram: africahereandnow

X @MartineDennis

What role does the UAE play in the Horn of Africa? We look at the forgotten war in Sudan and delve into Ethiopia's controversial deal to recognise Somaliland in exchange for access to the sea.


* The Christmas killings in Nigeria's Plateau State


*The billion-dollar election in DRC where more than half the country didn't vote


* A South African tech bro tells of his hopes for 2024

* Former Nigerian Super Eagle, Efan Ekoku tells us who he thinks might win the Africa Cup of Nations, and why Premier League managers don't share the excitement of African football fans.

Donu casually drops in a popular pidgin phrase: 'Money for hand, back for ground'. It's used, I'm told, in a situation where a person refuses to deliver until they have been paid. It's a favourite of sex workers...

Get in touch: martine@africahereandnow.com

Instagram: africahereandnow

X @MartineDennis

What role does the UAE play in the Horn of Africa? We look at the forgotten war in Sudan and delve into Ethiopia's controversial deal to recognise Somaliland in exchange for access to the sea.


* The Christmas killings in Nigeria's Plateau State


*The billion-dollar election in DRC where more than half the country didn't vote


* A South African tech bro tells of his hopes for 2024

* Former Nigerian Super Eagle, Efan Ekoku tells us who he thinks might win the Africa Cup of Nations, and why Premier League managers don't share the excitement of African football fans.

Donu casually drops in a popular pidgin phrase: 'Money for hand, back for ground'. It's used, I'm told, in a situation where a person refuses to deliver until they have been paid. It's a favourite of sex workers...

Get in touch: martine@africahereandnow.com

Instagram: africahereandnow

X @MartineDennis

What role does the UAE play in the Horn of Africa? We look at the forgotten war in Sudan and delve into Ethiopia's controversial deal to recognise Somaliland in exchange for access to the sea.


* The Christmas killings in Nigeria's Plateau State


*The billion-dollar election in DRC where more than half the country didn't vote


* A South African tech bro tells of his hopes for 2024

* Former Nigerian Super Eagle, Efan Ekoku tells us who he thinks might win the Africa Cup of Nations, and why Premier League managers don't share the excitement of African football fans.

Donu casually drops in a popular pidgin phrase: 'Money for hand, back for ground'. It's used, I'm told, in a situation where a person refuses to deliver until they have been paid. It's a favourite of sex workers...

Get in touch: martine@africahereandnow.com

Instagram: africahereandnow

X @MartineDennis

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