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David Lewis

In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of 'silent epidemic'

9:41am BST

NAIROBI When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.

Exclusive: Virus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

07 May 2020

NAIROBI African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found. | Video

Race to refine: the bid to clean up Africa’s gold rush

15 Jan 2020

ENTEBBE In a refinery just outside Uganda's main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear plastic bags sealed with a sticker of the national flag - black, yellow and red - and the label "Ugandan's Treasure."

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.

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