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Op-Ed: France leads Europe into War on Terror

After failing to organize an international coalition to battle Muslim extremists in Mali, France has become embroiled in its own “war on terror” as Western allies offer meager support from a safe distance and nearby West African nations stay out.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 5 comments

Photo essay: Yoruba dining etiquette 101. Eating with the fingers Special

Ibadan - In some parts of the world, eating a meal with your fingers is considered vulgar or at best a concession in informal situations. In Nigeria, however, favorite dishes must be eaten with the fingers because they just don't taste right eaten with cutlery.
Digital Journal Report by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Cholera outbreak sweeps though West African coastal slums

Lagos - Health officials say that a cholera epidemic, one of the worst in years, is sweeping through the coastal slums of West Africa. The disease is spreading through Freetown and Conakry, capital cities of Sierra Leone and Guinea.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Guinea Bassau promises a warm welcome to Gaddafi

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to never leave the land of his ancestors. If he changes his mind though and fancies trying out exile, he will receive a warm welcome from the West African republic of Guinea Bissau.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Niger forms anti-corruption body

Following concerns that widespread corruption was discouraging investors, an anti-corruption body aimed at stepping up the fight against graft has been created in the uranium rich West African nation of Niger.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Refugees flee Ivory Coast

Thousands of refugees are fleeing violence in the politically unstable Ivory Coast in West Africa. Charity ActionAid reported more than 22,000 refugees have already crossed the border into neighbouring Liberia.
In the Media by Lynn Morris

Chocolate manufacturer Hershey linked to child labour

Washington - Hershey, one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the U.S., is lagging behind other companies in taking steps to ensure decent working conditions in its supply chain, a report has said. The company has even been linked to child labour.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 2 comments

Aid agencies say West Africa on the brink of starvation, need aid

Niamey - Two of the largest humanitarian agencies, Oxfam International and Save The Children, are stating that the western region of Africa is on the brink of starvation. The aid agencies launched campaigns that appealed for $10 million just to help Niger.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

45 die as bus overturns in Cameroon, West Africa

Yaound - At least 45 people have been killed in a bus accident in the West African nation of Cameroon. Reports say the driver was asleep at the wheel.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Pirate Attacks Spread To West Africa: Tanker Crewman Killed

Pirates have struck in the waters of the West African nation of Benin, killing a sailor. Reports say it is the first attack off Benin and experts warn of more attacks to come in West African waters.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo
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