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Max Bearak
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Danielle Paquette 6h
"They're afraid to deliver." Cameroon's biggest online retailer -- often dubbed the "Amazon of Africa" -- shuttered this week with no warning amid a conflict that has killed thousands over the last two years.
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Max Bearak 12h
The opposition has essentially been banned in Zimbabwe, and public support for it (or just being near Harvest House at the wrong time) will earn you the whip & the baton.
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Katharine Houreld Nov 19
Excellent reporting by on the massacre of mine workers in Burkina Faso: local employees had pleaded for the same protections as expats. They didn't get them. Now dozens are dead.
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Sentletse Nov 18
Reporter of the Year 🤣
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Max Bearak Nov 18
I hear Kenyans bemoan corruption, telling me, an American, they wish their govt could be clean like mine. I tell them the US is plenty corrupt, at all levels. Most govts are. Fitting that this is Abdi's first story in . Cheers bro.
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Max Bearak Nov 18
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Ishaan Tharoor Nov 17
And now read another deeply important piece by and that gets at the fundamental tension of Trump admin's posturing around Xinjiang. Will an anti-refugee administration give asylum to scores fleeing an Orwellian dystopia?
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Max Bearak Nov 17
Extra depressing to read this while thinking of just a few of the American analogs: 120k Japanese interned, 2+ million currently in prison (many for minor offenses), McCarthyism, vast network of CIA detention centers, etc. Ruthless tendencies of super-power.
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Gerry Shih Nov 15
There’s a mysterious new Chinese Web browser claiming to let users surf freely without VPN and use Facebook google etc. Many Chinese are suspicious.
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Geoffrey York Nov 14
South Africa's state airline SAA has grounded almost all its flights over next 2 days after unions announced "the mother of all strikes." SAA's survival is at stake. Heavily indebted and technically insolvent, it wants to lay off one-fifth of its workers.
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Emmanuel Akinwotu Nov 8
Media were invited to the Co-creation Hub in Lagos at 7:30 to meet Twitter's CEO on his first visit to Nigeria. Two hours later we're told we won't be allowed to ask him questions.
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Max Bearak Nov 7
Even controlling for age or other confounding variables, white, male Post reporters make more than their equals, especially non-white women. This study, done by Post reporters themselves, has smart remedies that our management should undertake.
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Max Bearak Nov 6
About half of Kenyans have suffered abuse of power by police, according to a credible survey.
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Peter Martell Nov 6
'It is necessary for these sad conditions to be reported because evil thrives best in quiet, untidy corners.' Chinua Achebe
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david pilling Nov 4
"Thank God for all my hustles" - The 19-year-olds who will shape Africa’s future via
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Max Bearak Nov 4
We tend to fixate on the winners, but read this about Girma Bekele Gebre, an unsponsored, agent-less Ethiopian who came third in the NYC marathon. Amazing.
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Max Bearak Nov 4
Replying to @maxbearak
I went to Kutulo to talk with the relatives of a man allegedly arrested and killed by the KDF last year (which KDF denies). His uncle and mother said fear al-Shabab AND the KDF, but many around them are deciding its safer to live under and join AS, fueling a cycle of revenge.
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Max Bearak Nov 4
Replying to @maxbearak
The UN's office on enforced disappearances even lumps Kenya together with Eritrea and North Korea as non-cooperators with its investigations. KDF + GoK won't even acknowledge there's a problem -- one that may contribute to radicalization.
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Max Bearak Nov 4
It's not news that Kenya's military is accused of killing + torturing innocent Somali Kenyans in the name of counter-terror. 100s of cases have been documented. But the allegations keep coming & says KDF hasn't let it investigate even 1 case.
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W. Gyude Moore Nov 3
But of course. The only kind of debt financing of infrastructure that creates debt distress is Chinese. Maybe Russian. If it's American or European - all good. Sort of how Russian interference in African politics is bad, but France propping dictators in Africa is "normal".
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