Jeffrey Gettleman

New York Times' East Africa Bureau Chief

Jeffrey Gettleman appears in the following:

Love Letters to Africa

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In a new memoir, New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman talks about the highs and lows in his relationship to covering the African continent.


Desperate Chaos Engulfs South Sudan

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In February, the U.N. declared two counties in South Sudan to be in famine. Now, as fighting and ethnic killings increase, five more counties are also about to descend into catastrophe.


Amid Famine, Somali Government Regains Control of Capital

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.


Horn of Africa in Crisis

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times in Dadaab, Kenya, and Shannon Scribner, humanitarian policy director at Oxfam America, discuss the famine in Somalia and the growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

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Southern Sudan's Fragile Future Depends on Oil Negotiations

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.

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Fighting Continues in Mogadishu

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.


A Clean Election Brings Kenya a New Constitution

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.

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American Forces Kill Islamic Militant Nabhan

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

American forces have killed one of the most wanted Islamic militants in southern Somalia. Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was the ringleader of a Qaeda cell in Kenya. For more details, we talk...


Somali pirates take U.S. ship, Navy negotiates for captain's release

Thursday, April 09, 2009

After a group of Somali pirates seized a freighter sailing under an American flag, the U.S. navy and the FBI have moved in to negotiate for the captain's freedom. The captain is being...