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United States

David Lewis

Greater response needed to worsening West African violence: U.N. head

Jul 10 2019

NAIROBI Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should back such a move, the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday. | Video

The man behind the wheel of Congo's news

Jul 09 2019

Pierre Mambele was never credited with telling the story of Congo's never-ending crises. But the news would often have gone unheard without him.

Twin attacks threaten new Ethiopian government's reforms

Jun 27 2019

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia's Amhara region.

'Dozens' killed in foiled Ethiopia coup attempt: regional government

Jun 26 2019

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes.

Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Apr 24 2019

NAIROBI, Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. | Video

RPT-After Westgate debacle, quick end to latest Kenyan attack shows progress

Jan 21 2019

NAIROBI, Jan 20 The relatively swift end to an attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex highlights improvements in Kenya's counterterrorism capabilities since Somali militants overran a shopping mall in the same neighbourhood five years ago.

After Westgate debacle, quick end to latest Kenyan attack shows progress

Jan 20 2019

NAIROBI The relatively swift end to an attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex highlights improvements in Kenya's counterterrorism capabilities since Somali militants overran a shopping mall in the same neighborhood five years ago.

How Kabila's election strategy unraveled in Congo

Jan 18 2019

KINSHASA In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bowing out as president, Congo's Kabila raises prospect of a return act

Dec 17 2018

KINSHASA A month before his scheduled departure after nearly two decades as Congo's president, Joseph Kabila received a procession of foreign reporters at his heavily guarded riverside palace for a rare series of interviews.

Special Report: As sanctions bit, Iranian executives bought African passports

Jun 29 2018

LONDON/NAIROBI In January, the Comoros Islands quietly canceled a batch of its passports that foreigners had bought in recent years. The tiny nation off the east coast of Africa published no details of its reasons, saying only that the documents had been improperly issued.

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