The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners also left a dozen people injured, while two assailants were later killed
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Aug. 14, 2017) — At least 18 people have been gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the government said Monday, August 14, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with foreigners. Continue reading 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack→
Togo is seeking outside assistance to stop it losing territory to the sea. Houses and roads are disappearing. Physical defenses can help, but they, too, are open to attack from the elements
April 17, 2017 — Man-made coastal erosion has reached alarming proportions in Togo. It is threatening the future of two major cities, Lome and Aneho, the current and former capitals, as well as dozens of fishing villages. Continue reading Togo’s battle with coastal erosion→
The World Health Organization is careful to warn that a recurrence of cases of the deadly tropical disease remained possible in the 3 worst affected countries
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Mar. 18, 2016) — The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the United Nations said Thursday, March 17, hailing it as a “milestone.”
The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June
GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.
‘We can confirm the Ebola case in Sierra Leone,’ the World Health Organization says after a 22-year-old female student near the Guinean border died 3 days ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 15, 2016) — The World Health Organization on Friday, January 15, confirmed a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a day after West Africa celebrated halting the spread of the virus.
A senior health ministry official says complete findings will be made known to the public on Friday, January 15
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 15, 2016) — A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials said Thursday, January 14 just hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to an epidemic of the disease.
The World Health Organization stresses, however, that ‘the job is not over,’ warning ‘more flare-ups are expected’
GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday, January 14, that the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years was over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear.
The mining, agriculture, and tourism industries are trying to recover from the effects of the epidemic
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 13, 2016) — Gold miner Dauda Kamanda has never been rich, but before Ebola hit Sierra Leone he was getting by selling the nuggets he unearthed to traders who exported them across Africa and the Middle East.
The World Health Organization’s announcement is expected on January 14, with Liberia in the clear
MONROVIA, Liberia (Jan. 13, 2016) — The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across West Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday, January 14, with Liberia expecting the all-clear.