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Cyril Belaud

Cyril Belaud

Cyril Belaud is an AFP journalist covering East Africa and the Horn of Africa.
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's...
Somalia on the brink of famine
Somalia on the brink of famine
United Nations secretary general António Guterres this week urged the international community to take action to avert famine in Somalia, where a...
British village still silent on shipwreck looting
British village still silent on shipwreck looting
A year on since a shipwreck off the English south coast, locals are still revelling in their wild days of frenzied pillaging. But they are keeping...
Experts battle disaster from stricken freighter
Experts battle disaster from stricken freighter
British experts battled on Monday to prevent an ecological disaster by offloading about 3 500 tonnes of fuel oil in a stricken container ship...
Rushdie remains critic of fundamentalist Islam
Rushdie remains critic of fundamentalist Islam
More than 17 years after Iran's late spiritual leader Ruhollah Khomeini launched a fatwa against him, British writer Salman Rushdie remains firm in...