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Alistair Thomson

Alistair Thomson

    World Bank sees risk of Africa investment slump
    World Bank sees risk of Africa investment slump
    The financial crisis in developed economies threatens to slash capital investment flows that have driven Africa's economic growth in the last...
    Chase for the news can take a while in Africa
    Chase for the news can take a while in Africa
    When rebels entered Chad's capital, Ndjamena, I was told to get there as quickly as possible.
    Chad rebels seek to lure govt forces from capital
    Chad rebels seek to lure govt forces from capital
    Chad's rebels said on Saturday they controlled the centre of the landlocked country and would hold their position in an effort to lure government...
    Chad calls for EU deployment as rebels regroup
    Chad calls for EU deployment as rebels regroup
    Chad President Idriss Déby Itno called on the European Union on Thursday to deploy a peacekeeping force urgently to the east, as his...
    West Africa sheep traders make a killing before feast
    West Africa sheep traders make a killing before feast
    Mahamadou Diallo grasps a large ram by the horns, examining their curvature and the beast's muscular form and markings to determine how much it...
    Neighbours, seeking influence, eye DRC run-off
    Neighbours, seeking influence, eye DRC run-off
    The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) neighbours may have pulled their armies out of the vast mineral-rich territory, officially at least, but...