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Jean-Marc Mojon

Jean-Marc Mojon

    Syria's Assad makes rare appearance amid Eid protests
    Syria's Assad makes rare appearance amid Eid protests
    Assad joined prayers at a Damascus mosque for the Eid al-Fitr festival, his first appearance in a public place since a bomb blast last month killed...
    Same teams, new tricks as piracy season kicks-off
    Same teams, new tricks as piracy season kicks-off
    As monsoon winds ease and the sea settles, a new season of piracy begins off Somalia, with hijackers marauding ever further afield to outfox...
    Biden in push to stabilise volatile East Africa
    Biden in push to stabilise volatile East Africa
    United States Vice-President Joe Biden was to meet southern Sudan's leader in Nairobi on Wednesday and also focus on troubled Somalia after...
    Seychelles strives to defend territory against Somali pirates
    Seychelles strives to defend territory against Somali pirates
    The Seychelles is engaged in an unprecedented military drive, enlisting foreign help to patrol its sprawling territory from the air and on the seas...
    Kenya's rainmakers called to combat climate change
    Kenya's rainmakers called to combat climate change
    Long vilified as sorcerers, Kenya's Nganyi rainmakers -- with meteorological equipment consisting of trees, pots and herbs -- are being enlisted to mitigate the effects of climate change....
    Somalia braces for surge in piracy during Ramadan
    Somalia braces for surge in piracy during Ramadan
    The number of hijacked vessels off the coast of Somalia is at a one-year low but both pirates and anti-piracy leaders are bracing for an inter-monsoon season that could herald a new flurry of attacks....
    Catch pirates, and then what?
    Catch pirates, and then what?
    Arresting Somali pirates may be the easy part. Foreign navies in the region have detained dozens of them but the ensuing legal avenues are...
    Somali pirates on hijacking spree
    Somali pirates on hijacking spree
    Somali pirates seized ships from France, Britain, Germany, Taiwan and Yemen, defying world naval powers by prowling further out in the Indian Ocean...
    Lawless Somalia draws influx of foreign jihadists
    Lawless Somalia draws influx of foreign jihadists
    Egged on by Osama bin Laden and drawn in by Ethiopia's pullout, foreign jihadists have flocked to Somalia in recent months, joining forces with...
    Kenya looks to cash in on Obama pilgrims
    Kenya looks to cash in on Obama pilgrims
    Forget the Maasai Mara reserve and the "big five", snow-capped Mount Kenya and palm-lined Indian Ocean beaches. The hippest tourist spot in Kenya...
    Kenya crisis set to dominate AU summit
    Kenya crisis set to dominate AU summit
    African Union heads of state were set on Thursday to begin a three-day summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on the deadly crisis in Kenya and...
    Kenya police deploy to block rally
    Kenya police deploy to block rally
    Huge numbers of Kenyan police deployed on Friday to block an opposition rally in Nairobi as Washington sent its top Africa diplomat to help resolve...