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Richard Lough

Richard Lough

    Gabonese president continues to ignore multiple concerns about vote rigging
    Gabonese president continues to ignore multiple concerns about vote rigging
    Gabon’s re-elected President Ali Bongo has shrugged off international calls for a recount of last week’s disputed vote, saying it was a matter...
    Kenyatta says he won't allow another genocide in the region
    Kenyatta says he won't allow another genocide in the region
    Four months of fighting between government and rebels in the world's newest nation has raised fears of a wider conflict that could further...
    Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi
    Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi
    The agency said in a statement on Wednesday that British officials were ready to provide assistance to the man. Officials would not provide details...
    Kenya siege: 'We are fully in control,' claims government
    Kenya siege: 'We are fully in control,' claims government
    Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabab group threatened...
    Fortunes differ among Somalia's famine refugees
    Fortunes differ among Somalia's famine refugees
    Even among refugees fleeing famine-stricken Somalia there are the "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for survival...
    UN chief urges Africa to be firm against Gbagbo
    UN chief urges Africa to be firm against Gbagbo
    Africa and the international community must stand firm against efforts by Côte d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to cling on to power,...
    African Union in new move to end Ivory Coast crisis
    African Union in new move to end Ivory Coast crisis
    The African Union said on Friday it would form a panel of heads of state to solve the leadership crisis in Côte d'Ivoire which would come up with...
    Madagascar's leader snubs calls for power-sharing
    Madagascar's leader snubs calls for power-sharing
    Madagascar's leader Andry Rajoelina has snubbed the African Union's top diplomat, again rejecting calls for a consensus government to be formed...
    Criminal gangs plunder Madagascar forests
    Criminal gangs plunder Madagascar forests
    Criminal gangs are stripping Madagascar's poorly-protected national parks every day of precious hardwood worth hundreds of thousands of dollars,...
    Ravalomanana threatens Madagascar power-share deal
    Ravalomanana threatens Madagascar power-share deal
    A deal on who should hold the top posts in Madagascar's power-sharing government faced collapse on Thursday after ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana...
    AU urges Madagascar leaders to stick to deal
    AU urges Madagascar leaders to stick to deal
    The African Union (AU) called on Madagascar's feuding leaders on Tuesday to resume negotiations and establish a consensus government aimed at...
    Madagascar accused of profiting from illegal timber
    Madagascar accused of profiting from illegal timber
    Madagascar's cash-strapped government has opened the door for criminal syndicates to plunder the Indian Ocean island's precious natural resources,...