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United States

Edward McAllister

Coronavirus stalks cells of Cameroon's crowded prisons

Jul 09 2020

DAKAR/YAOUNDE On the morning of April 24, Fritz Takang became so breathless he could barely walk across the cramped cell he shared with 60 inmates at the main prison in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 03 2020

DAKAR/BANGUI Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Exclusive: Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack

Nov 19 2019

DAKAR Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to the site rather than go by a road that was prone to attacks, two people present at the meeting said.

Mistrust, disbelief taint Cameroon peace talks

Oct 04 2019

YAOUNDE General Capture and Destroy stepped to the microphone and in an impassioned speech to the media urged his fellow separatist fighters to lay down their arms and join Cameroon's government-led peace talks.

RPT-Glencore's Congo tragedy highlights security conundrum for miners

Jul 01 2019

DAKAR/LIMA, June 30 The deaths of 43 illegal miners at a Glencore facility in Congo last week highlighted a growing challenge for mining companies struggling to secure sites from small-scale prospectors digging for cobalt, copper and other minerals.

Glencore's Congo tragedy highlights security conundrum for miners

Jun 30 2019

DAKAR/LIMA The deaths of 43 illegal miners at a Glencore facility in Congo last week highlighted a growing challenge for mining companies struggling to secure sites from small-scale prospectors digging for cobalt, copper and other minerals.

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

Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Nov 05 2018

YAOUNDE A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire.

INSIGHT-Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Nov 05 2018

YAOUNDE, Nov 5 A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire.

World News

Long lines as Singaporeans in masks vote during pandemic

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves queued to cast their ballots on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its worst-ever recession, making saving jobs the focus of the election.