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Western Africa

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  • Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

    Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101
    Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease.
  • Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand

     Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand
    On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period. Four days later,...

    'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa

     'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa
    The documentary gods are smiling on us this week. One of the real knockout docs of 2013 is back in town. That would be "Big Men," an astonishing look inside the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. The film took...

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...

    Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines

    Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines
    Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...