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Alessandra Prentice

Fireballs and lights: Senegal's president promises a brighter future

Feb 19 2019

DAKAR In a campaign video featuring images of fireballs and flashing lights, Senegalese President Macky Sall is depicted in front of an express train, a motorway, a glass high-rise and then a sports arena.

Congo heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote

Dec 29 2018

KINSHASA, Dec 30 Voters in Democratic Republic of Congo head to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election that could lead to the country's first democratic transfer of power but has been marred by campaign violence and chaotic preparations.

Congo cartoonist prepares to sketch a new president

Dec 29 2018

KINSHASA Thembo Kashauri has sketched some of the most scathing parodies of Joseph Kabila, yet Congo's best-known political cartoonist has mixed feelings about the taciturn president's impending departure after nearly two decades in power. | Video

Congo cartoonist prepares to sketch a new president

Dec 29 2018

KINSHASA Thembo Kashauri has sketched some of the most scathing parodies of Joseph Kabila, yet Congo's best-known political cartoonist has mixed feelings about the taciturn president's impending departure after nearly two decades in power. | Video

Election fears dim Christmas cheer in Congo

Dec 24 2018

KINSHASA It's Christmas in Democratic Republic of Congo, but the atmosphere is more uneasy than festive as frustrated citizens wonder if a postponed presidential vote will take place as promised on Dec. 30.

African migrants turn to deadly ocean route as options narrow

Dec 08 2018

DAKAR Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: one thousand miles across open ocean from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails. | Video

U.S., Canada condemn deadly attack on Roma camp in Ukraine

Jun 25 2018

KIEV The United States and Canada said on Monday they were horrified by an attack on a Roma camp in Western Ukraine in which one man was killed and several wounded, including a ten-year-old boy.

Ukrainian artist paints Russia's World Cup in grisly light

Jun 13 2018

KIEV Soccer players at the World Cup will not be kicking skulls around the field, but that is what they are doing in posters created by a Ukrainian artist as a protest against the event being held in Russia.

Civil society steps in as Ukraine struggles to tame corruption

Jun 01 2018

KIEV During the day, Andrew Sherepenko builds IT systems for hotels in the United States. In his spare time, he's trying to put Ukraine's corruption fight on track.

Meet the Ukrainian MP hosting Champions League final fans for free

May 11 2018

KIEV Ukrainian lawmaker Yegor Sobolev and his family decided to invite soccer fans to stay in their home for free when they heard hotels had aggressively raised prices for the night of the Champions League final on May 26.

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