Richard Lough

Richard Lough works from Paris, France. I'm a Reuters journalist, now in Paris after a decade in East Africa and Argentina. Views are my own Richard Lough has over 3381 followers on Twitter.

Gabonese president continues to ignore multiple concerns about vote rigging

​President Ali Bongo won’t let his drum be banged.

Kenyatta says he won’t allow another genocide in the region

Kenya's President was referring to the violence in S Sudan, but stopped short of spelling out any action to end the increasingly ethnic slaughter.

Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been arrested in Kenya following the siege at Westgate mall that has left dozens dead.

Kenya siege: ‘We are fully in control,’ claims government

Most hostages have been freed, claims Interior Minister Ole Lenku, as the army continues its operation to flush out militants from the Nairobi mall.

Fortunes differ among Somalia’s famine refugees

Even among refugees fleeing Somalia there are "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for survival and those who drive.

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

The African Union said on Friday it would form a panel of heads of state to solve the leadership crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.

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.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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