Jeffrey Gettleman appears in the following:
Monday, August 08, 2011
In Somalia, there are renewed hopes that victims of the country's famine may at last receive much needed aid. Over the weekend African peacekeepers forced Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels out of the capital, Mogadishu. The rebels have blocked several international relief groups from bringing food to Somalia. Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times' East Africa bureau chief, reports on the latest from Nairobi.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Only July 9, southern Sudan will secede from Northern Sudan, in compliance with the South's vote for independence in January. Oil accounts for nearly all of southern Sudan's income, but Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has threatened to shut pipelines carrying southern Sudan's oil, if the two sides of the northeastern African country cannot reach an agreement on oil by the July separation.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Six more people are dead in the third straight day of fighting in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. At least 80 people have been killed since Monday. The fighting follows an attack by al-Shabab militants on a hotel in Mogadishu yesterday which killed several Somali lawmakers and other guests.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Kenyan politicians and citizens are celebrating a new constitution and a new future. Final results showed that the new constitution passed with 67 percent of the vote. The peaceful voting contrasts with the outbreaks of ethnic violence that plagued the last election, in 2007. Although this election still revealed that voters are deeply connected to their leaders on the basis of ethnicity, the smooth voting and lack of violence surrounding the results marks a major step toward democracy for the country.