Leela Jacinto


The Fiery Fall of Burkina Faso’s ‘Beautiful Blaise’

The last time I was in Burkina Faso was in early March 2011, when the winds of the so-called Arab Spring were howling through the ...


The Regretful Jihadists of the Islamic State

On Sept. 24, as the U.N. Security Council prepared to adopt a resolution aimed at tackling the threat of foreign terrorist fighters around the world, ...


Stuffing the Sheep in Kabul

It's déjà vu season in America's "right" and "wrong" war zones. In Iraq, the old Bush-era neocons are back on the airwaves, blaming everyone but ...


Nigeria Is Not Pakistan

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was scheduled to arrive in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on April 21 with a group of around 70 officials and ...


Where Are You, Bouteflika?

There aren't too many elections in the world where the leading candidate is seldom seen or heard. So, when John Kerry visited Algiers earlier this ...


Is Karzai Actually a Great Leader?

Afghan presidents historically have never gone gently into the night -- they have been variously shot, poisoned, suffocated by pillows, castrated, and hanged. This has ...


The New Mayor of Kabul

Election Day is just around the corner, and once again campaign overload has struck Afghanistan in a riot of colors, candidate mug shots, and election ...

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About Leela Jacinto

Leela Jacinto is an award-winning international news reporter at FRANCE 24 specializing in the Middle East and South Asia.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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