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Blinken raises concerns over Hotel Rwanda dissident trial with Kagame
US secretary of state on last stop of African tour has been clear about US misgivings related to Paul Rusesabagina’s conviction

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

11, Aug, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Blinken makes case for democracy at start of sub-Saharan Africa tour
Secretary of state tells reporters in South Africa that US ‘not trying to outdo anyone’ amid growing influence of Russia and China

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

08, Aug, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Death toll reaches 36 in eastern DRC as protesters turn on UN peacekeepers
With elections due next year, analysts fear political motives could be driving the rising violence and tensions in the region

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

05, Aug, 2022 @8:27 AM

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Al-Qaida chief’s killing comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones
UN says terror organisation, whose affiliate recently attacked Mali’s most important military base, ‘is once again the leader of global jihad’

Jason Burke

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Nancy Pelosi tells President Tsai US will not abandon Taiwan – as it happened
House speaker meets Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei during visit described as ‘extremely egregious’ by China’s vice foreign minister

Virginia Harrison, Vivian Ho, Chris Stein, Martin Belam and Oliver Holmes

03, Aug, 2022 @6:12 AM

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Ayman al-Zawahiri: al-Qaida leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan, Joe Biden says
President ordered strike on Kabul safe house last month during a high-level meeting, administration says

David Smith in Washington, Joanna Walters in New York, and Jason Burke

02, Aug, 2022 @11:07 AM

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Zawahiri’s killing unlikely to weaken al-Qaida significantly
Analysis: The terrorist leader had been ill and key tasks are likely to have been handled by others for several years

Jason Burke

02, Aug, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Lavrov’s African tour another front in struggle between west and Moscow
Analysis: Foreign minister seeks to win friends and influence people in countries where closeness can be traced back to USSR

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jul, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Why ‘Farmgate’ threatens Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to clean up South African politics
Cash found stuffed in the president’s sofas is damaging his chances in the country’s upcoming elections

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

24, Jul, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Traces of methanol found in teenagers who died at South African nightclub
Cause of death of 21 young people at Enyobeni tavern last month still yet to be determined

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

19, Jul, 2022 @3:25 PM

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How the Rajapaksa family fell after 15 years at the top in Sri Lanka
Analysis: Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s authoritarianism and incompetence ended the family’s political reign

Jason Burke

13, Jul, 2022 @6:05 PM

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A moment of mounting chaos: the Somalia of Mo Farah’s childhood
Farah grew up at a time of deep poverty and instability in the Horn of Africa, where criminal networks smuggling resources and people flourished

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

12, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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