Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

west africa


Nets, buoys, salt, ice. For West African fishermen, ‘everything’ is going up

December 27, 2022 10:26 am

Skyrocketing fuel prices caused in part by the war in Ukraine have driven up the cost of living in African countries such as Sierra Leone this year, hitting fishermen and working-class communities hard and leaving millions hungry

Lassa fever: From causes to symptoms and treatment; everything you need to know

February 22, 2022 1:05 pm

Though the risk remains low, it is important to be wary of the infection that is endemic in West Africa, WHO states

From nobel hero to driver of war, Ethiopia’s leader faces voters

June 21, 2021 12:19 pm

Abiy has put a brave face on his nation’s problems, repeatedly downplaying the Tigray conflict as a “law and order operation” and pushing his vision for a modernized, economically vibrant Ethiopia.

Ancient DNA from West Africa adds to picture of humans' rise

January 24, 2020 1:16 pm

Researchers have found the first genetic material from West Africa. On Wednesday a team reported that they had recovered DNA from four individuals in Cameroon, dating back as far as 8,000 years.

36 killed in 'terror attack' in Burkina Faso: Govt

January 22, 2020 3:28 pm

The mass killing was carried out by a "terrorist group" the government has said in a statement. Violence in the West African country has surged recently as the fight against militants shows no signs of abating.

Explained: How West Africa is using data to fight climate change

August 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario — with help from Germany.

Vessel with 22 Indian sailors goes missing in West Africa

February 05, 2018 1:47 am

Coordinating with Nigerian and Benin authorities to trace missing ship: Swaraj

European Union doubles assistance to 1 billion euros to combat Ebola

October 26, 2014 3:45 pm

The EU nations also agreed to increase the deployment of medical and support staff in the affected region.

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned; experts say it might backfire

October 18, 2014 10:23 am

Obama said he didn't have a "philosophical objection'' to a travel ban.