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United Kingdom

David Lewis

Special Report: How jihadists struck gold in Africa's Sahel

22 Nov 2019

OUAGADOUGOU People around Pama, a West African town on the edge of vast forested conservation areas, had long been forbidden by their government to dig for gold in the reserves, to protect antelope, buffalo and elephants. | Video

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold's final frontier

08 Nov 2019

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG/LONDON As jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds.

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold’s final frontier

07 Nov 2019

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG/LONDON As jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds.

Special Report: The wildcat goldminers doomed by their toxic trade

25 Jul 2019

BAWDIE, Ghana A few years after coming as a teenager to this Ghanaian town to prospect for gold, Yaw Ngoha had made enough cash to marry his sweetheart and build a house with a porch, to which he would later add a flat-screen TV and satellite dish. | Video

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

10 Jul 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

09 Jul 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

27 Jun 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

26 Jun 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

24 Apr 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

21 Jan 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.

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