West Africa

 
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Like thousands of football-mad teenagers in Mali, Aboubacar Sidibé dreamed of one day playing for Chelsea. So when a football manager...
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
More than 4 000 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola...
Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence
Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence
A Guinean minister and the international community appealed for calm on Wednesday after seven people were killed, including five children, in...
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
The hard labour of pregnancy
The hard labour of pregnancy
In the Liberian town of Smell No Taste, a 28-year-old woman overcame unimaginably horrific odds only to inadvertently become the face of maternal...
The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives
The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives
It was an ordinary afternoon when Anthonia Iheme left her work at a nursing home in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and got into her car. But as she...
Reliving West African highlife
Reliving West African highlife
HIGHLIFE GIANTS: WEST AFRICAN DANCE BAND PIONEERS by John Collins (Cassava Republic)
It’s East vs West Africa in battle for AU chair
It’s East vs West Africa in battle for AU chair
The 28th ordinary session of the African Union, which will take place on January 30 and 31 with the theme “Harnessing the demographic dividend...
Where West Africa's hopes go to die
Where West Africa's hopes go to die
Many young, aspiring footballers see professional football, a multibillion-dollar global industry, as a pathway out of poverty.
US troops to pull out of West Africa Ebola mission
US troops to pull out of West Africa Ebola mission
The United States military plans to pull out most troops from West Africa which were deployed to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus,...

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