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Todd Pitman

Todd Pitman

    Japan tsunami: Nothing to do but run
    Japan tsunami: Nothing to do but run
    Growing up in this small fishing town on Japan's north-eastern coast, 16-year-old Minami Sato never took the annual tsunami drills seriously.
    Stats show perils of living in east DRC
    Stats show perils of living in east DRC
    Imagine living with a 50% chance of being enslaved or threatened with death by an armed group. One-in-three odds of being tortured or wounded. A...
    Rebels, army clash in eastern DRC
    Rebels, army clash in eastern DRC
    Explosions and machine-gun fire echoed through the hills of east Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, as government troops battled rebels for a...
    Poachers close to wiping out hippos in DRC park
    Poachers close to wiping out hippos in DRC park
    The last remaining hippos in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing extinction and could be wiped out in many parts of a...
    Darfur peace accord sparks rising insecurity
    Darfur peace accord sparks rising insecurity
    A May deal that was supposed to help end the conflict in Darfur has instead sparked months of fighting between rival rebel factions, according to...
    UN appeals for food aid for Mauritania
    UN appeals for food aid for Mauritania
    The United Nations appealed for millions of dollars in aid on Friday to help combat possible food shortages in the desert nation of Mauritania.
    Gambia releases detained BBC journalist
    Gambia releases detained BBC journalist
    An international media watchdog group on Tuesday welcomed the release of a local correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation in Gambia,...
    DRC suffers 'world's worst humanitarian crisis'
    DRC suffers 'world's worst humanitarian crisis'
    The war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is suffering the world's deadliest humanitarian crisis, with 38 000 people dying each month...
    Liberians choose their leader
    Liberians choose their leader
    Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf appeared poised on Friday to become Africa's first democratically elected female president, claiming victory after...
    Top female politician takes lead in Liberian vote
    Top female politician takes lead in Liberian vote
    Liberia's top female politician took a strong early lead in a presidential run-off as her millionaire soccer-star opponent charged the vote was...
    Vote counting under way in Liberia
    Vote counting under way in Liberia
    Liberians crowded around radios on Wednesday awaiting results from the presidential run-off between a millionaire soccer star and the war-ravaged...
    Liberians vote, pray for peace
    Liberians vote, pray for peace
    War-ravaged Liberia voted to choose its first post-war president in a heated run-off pitting an international soccer star who dropped out of high...