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United Kingdom

Edward McAllister

Locked out by COVID, refugees' lives on hold

31 Aug 2020

DAKAR When Michelle Alfaro left her office at the United Nations in Geneva on March 13, her job finding homes for the world's most vulnerable refugees was under control.

Does this village in Niger hold a key to defeating African jihad?

13 Aug 2020

AGADEZ, Niger A dispute between Fulani herders and their nomadic Tuareg neighbours over stolen cattle and motorbikes threatened to turn violent in the village of Amataltal when one man grabbed his rifle and fired skywards.

EU effort to stem African migration leaves some ex-smugglers empty handed

05 Aug 2020

AGADEZ, Niger Andre Chani said he once earned thousands of dollars a month driving Europe-bound migrants from Niger's desert trading hub of Agadez to Libya.

Coronavirus stalks cells of Cameroon's crowded prisons

09 Jul 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

03 Apr 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

19 Nov 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

04 Oct 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

01 Jul 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

30 Jun 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

03 Dec 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

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