Jon Gambrell

Jon Gambrell works from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I am the Gulf and Iran news director for The Associated Press (@AP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by way of Egypt, Nigeria, Arkansas and many points between. Jon Gambrell has over 46736 followers on Twitter.

Boko Haram killings increase in West Africa

More than 770 people have been killed in a spate of Boko Haram attacks in Western Africa and seem to be growing more violent.

Lion population under threat in Africa

The lions that roam Africa have lost as much as 75% of their habitat as their population dwindles and humans overtake their land.

Nigerians desperate for calm after car bombing

The suicide car bombing that killed at least 38 people in Nigeria has claimed victims across religious and ethnic lines, putting everyone at risk.

Jonathan sued for excessive force used during protests

A lawsuit has been brought against Nigeria's president for using armed soldiers and tanks to stop a protest in the city against high petrol prices.

Nigerian army bases targeted in bomb blasts

Bombs have exploded at two military bases in a central Nigerian city at the heart of ethnic and religious unrest in Africa's most populous nation.

Youths hit bombed Nigeria police station

A crowd of youths have stormed a bombed Nigeria police station, vandalising property and warning that police officers returning would be killed.

Struggling Nigeria weakened by violence

The coordinated attack in Nigeria's second largest city by the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has shown its metamorphosis.

Soldiers deployed as Nigeria fuel strike ends

Nationwide protests over fuel prices in Nigeria have ended, but concern was raised over government's decision to deploy soldiers to the streets.

Nigeria warns fuel strike invites anarchy

As Nigeria's fuel strike entered its third day, the country's government has warned that the crippling protests could result in anarchy.

Burning roadblocks mark second day of Nigeria fuel strike

Flaming tyres and debris has signalled the danger of spiralling violence in Nigeria as protests over fuel subsidies continued for a second day.

Nigeria begins national strike over fuel costs

Nigeria has been crippled by a nationwide strike as the public expressed anger at rising fuel prices and corruption in government.

Offshore Nigeria spill came amid tanker-loading

A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria's coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours.

Press Releases

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho