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Aaron Ross

Analysis-W. Africa coups show limits of diplomacy, opening door to new players

Jan 26 2022

DAKAR Earlier this month, West African countries slapped tough economic sanctions on Mali to punish coup leaders seeking to extend their hold on power, and to halt a run of military takeovers that have beset the region since 2020.

Factbox-Recent coups in West and Central Africa

Jan 24 2022

DAKAR Burkina Faso's military appeared to seize power on Monday by arresting President Roch Kabore https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/burkina-faso-president-kabore-detained-military-camp-sources-tell-reuters-2022-01-24 after mutinying in demand for greater resources in the fight against Islamist militants.

UPDATE 1-Senegal's president calls on Africa to harmonise oil legislation

Dec 16 2021

DAKAR, Dec 16 Africa needs harmonised oil legislation to avoid ruinous competition among its oil-producing nations as they vie for investors, Senegal's President Macky Sall told an oil conference on Thursday.

Guinea's Nimba iron ore project seen as viable, but export concerns remain

Nov 10 2021

DAKAR The Nimba iron ore project in Guinea said on Wednesday that a pre-feasibility study confirmed the mine's viability, but it expressed concerns about potential limitations on its railway access to export via Liberia.

Scientists urge Congo donors to oppose lifting of logging moratorium

Oct 28 2021

DAKAR More than two dozen scientists on Thursday urged donors to Democratic Republic of Congo's forests sector to consider suspending financing if the country's government goes ahead with plans to lift a moratorium on new industrial logging concessions.

Congo's $6 billion China mining deal 'unconscionable', says draft report

Oct 08 2021

DAKAR Democratic Republic of Congo should renegotiate its $6 billion infrastructure-for-minerals deal with Chinese investors, according to the draft of a report commissioned by a global anti-corruption body of governments, companies and activists. | Video

WHO backs malaria vaccine rollout for Africa's children in major breakthrough

Oct 06 2021

NAIROBI (Reuters) -The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, potentially marking a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. | Video

Newsmaker: Toppled Conde failed to live up to pledges in Guinea

Sep 06 2021

The apparent overthrow of President Alpha Conde in Guinea capped a steady slide from grace for the veteran opposition leader and human rights professor whom critics say failed to live up to pledges to deliver democratic restoration and ethnic reconciliation. | Video

Congo reviewing $6 billion mining deal with Chinese investors -Finance Minister

Aug 28 2021

(Reuters) -Democratic Republic of Congo's government is reviewing its $6 billion "infrastructure-for-minerals" deal with Chinese investors as part of a broader examination of mining contracts, Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Congo reviewing $6 bln mining deal with Chinese investors -finmin

Aug 27 2021

Aug 27 Democratic Republic of Congo's government is reviewing its $6 billion "infrastructure-for-minerals" deal with Chinese investors as part of a broader examination of mining contracts, Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi told Reuters.

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