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JOHANNESBURG | US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get ‘much, much worse’

JOHANNESBURG  — The top U.S. diplomat in Africa said Thursday the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get “much, much” worse, saying “the last thing we need” is growing radicalization in response to the actions of security forces. Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, said the situation in the Central African nation … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get ‘much, much worse’

JOHANNESBURG | Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

JOHANNESBURG— Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

JOHANNESBURG | UK’s May pledges to boost Britain’s investments in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Tuesday to make Britain the biggest investor in Africa from the developed world, as she began a three-nation tour of the continent. With Britain due to leave the European Union in March 2019, May is seeking to bolster Britain’s ties with other regions around the world, notably … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | UK’s May pledges to boost Britain’s investments in Africa

JOHANNESBURG | ‘Disappointed’ South Africa summons US envoy for Trump tweet

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government said Friday it had summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country to “convey the unhappiness of the people” over President Donald Trump’s tweet about alleged white-owned farm seizures and the “large scale killing of farmers.” In a statement, South Africa said it told U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn it … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | ‘Disappointed’ South Africa summons US envoy for Trump tweet

JOHANNESBURG | Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe

JOHANNESBURG — By now, many Africans cringe whenever “Trump” and their continent are mentioned together. It’s happened again. In a tweet containing inaccurate comments, President Donald Trump said he had instructed his secretary of state to “closely study” alleged land seizures from white farmers in South Africa. The issue is racially divisive almost a quarter-century … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe