John Eligon Midwest Correspondent
  • The New York Times

John Eligon is a national correspondent covering race, based in Kansas City. His work documents the nuances of America’s struggle with race issues, from the protest movement over police violence to the changing face of the nation’s cities and suburbs.

199 Articles
4 days ago
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South Africa’s President Is Unlikely to Face Impeachment

Executives of the governing party, the African National Congress, said on Monday they would instruct their legislator...

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6 days ago
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Ramaphosa Vows to Fight Impeachment Report and Seek Re-election

The South African president had considered resigning after Parliament released a report last week accusing him of vio...

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7 days ago
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Under Pressure, South Africa’s President Snubs Party’s Leadership

In the face of possible impeachment, Cyril Ramaphosa has not been seen since the release of a damning report. But his...

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8 days ago
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Ramaphosa’s Future as South Africa’s Leader in Doubt After Damning Report

An independent panel reported to Parliament that the South African president might have broken the law in a scandal o...

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9 days ago
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South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Faces Impeachment Hearing

An independent panel found evidence that Mr. Ramaphosa, who is accused of a cover-up involving millions of dollars in...

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10 days ago
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Isabel dos Santos, Daughter of Angola’s Ex-President, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, was accused of enriching herself with state resources d...

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about 1 month ago
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Can South Africa Transition to Clean Energy?

A township’s battle over a new mine shows the challenge of a nation dependent on coal, but also desperate to leave it...

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2 months ago
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His Mom Labored on a Winery Under Apartheid. Now, He Owns One.

Paul Siguqa grew up hating wineries because his mother toiled in their fields. But last year he opened the only fully...

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3 months ago
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How A South African Town Became Buried in Sludge After A Diamond Mine Collapse

Waste from a diamond mine in South Africa grew ever higher as the ownership changed from De Beers to a billionaire to...

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3 months ago
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The World Got Diamonds. A Mining Town Got Buried in Sludge.

Waste from a diamond mine in South Africa grew ever higher as the ownership changed from De Beers to a billionaire to...

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4 months ago
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A Royal Family Feuds Over Who Should be King of the Zulus

Who should rightfully inherit the throne of the legendary King Shaka Zulu? Some royals have criticized the leading co...

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9 months ago
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Shunned by Others, Russia Finds Friends in Africa

Africa’s largest arms dealer, Russia has ties to the continent that stretch back to the Cold War and helped Mr. Putin...

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