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Western Africa

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  • Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive

    Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...
  • Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says

    Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says
    This just in: Humanity is growing faster than we thought. In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections -- upward. This meticulous band of number crunchers doesn’t mean to be alarmist,...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
  • Islamic militants suspected in deaths of 44 at Nigerian mosque

    Islamic militants suspected in deaths of 44 at Nigerian mosque
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants wearing army fatigues gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, while 12 other civilians died in an apparently simultaneous attack, security agents said Monday. Sunday's...
  • Film Independent and Loyola Marymount toast West African cinema

    Film Independent and Loyola Marymount toast West African cinema
    "Cameras d'Afrique: The Films of West Africa," a new monthlong series exploring the last 50 years of cinema from that era, opens Oct. 3 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Film Independent at LACMA and the Loyola Marymount School of Film and...
  • Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion

    Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion
    In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman took readers for a romp through the misty primeval forest in Poland and splashed into gin-clear waters to gaze upon one the most remote and intact coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Besides highlighting a few of...
  • Liberia: Remembering

     
    Ten years ago the bloody siege of Monrovia marked the culmination of a brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia's...
  • Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says

    Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says
    The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations...
  • Review: 'Big Men' hits a gusher of oil and greed

    Review: 'Big Men' hits a gusher of oil and greed
    No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
  • At least 26 killed in simultaneous car bomb attacks in Niger

    At least 26 killed in simultaneous car bomb attacks in Niger
    NIAMEY, Niger — Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously on Thursday, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing 26 people and injuring...
  • Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum returns to form, with light and life

    Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum returns to form, with light and life
    AMSTERDAM — A scrum of international TV reporters, photographers and other media packed the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum on a recent spring morning, while producers negotiated with publicists for time to shoot spots in front of Rembrandt's...