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Western Africa

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  • Gambia leader draws reproach for vow to execute all on death row

     
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's announcement that all death row prisoners will be executed next month has drawn condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments....
  • Mali soldiers tortured, abducted 'Red Berets,' rights groups say

     
    Soldiers loyal to a captain who helped lead a military coup of the Mali government this year have tortured and abducted dozens of others accused of trying a countercoup, according to human rights groups....
  • Obama administration weighs intervention in Mali

     
    The Obama administration is considering American intervention to pressure Al Qaeda-inspired militants who have seized territory in the African nation of Mali....
  • Ghanaian President John Atta Mills dies suddenly at 68

     
    Ghana president, John Atta Mills, died suddenly Tuesday shortly after becoming ill, according to a statement by his office....
  • UNICEF: Mali chaos has left children to be recruited as soldiers

     
    As West African leaders seek a green light to send forces into northern Mali, the U.N. child protection agency said at least 175 boys had been recruited as child soldiers in the region, prodded into fighting in the chaotic aftermath of a Tuareg rebellion....
  • Mali asks international court to investigate alleged war crimes

     
    Mali asks the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes by rebels: Mali's government has requested the International Criminal Court at the Hague to investigate possible war crimes by Tuareg and Al Qaeda linked Islamic rebels, Ansar Dine,...
  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
  • China now more popular than the U.S., poll says

     
    China has grown more popular than the United States, according to a recently released poll that quizzed more than 24,000 people about whether countries and the European Union affected the world for good or for ill....
  • West African troops in Guinea-Bissau to restore order after coup

     
    A West African bloc is sending hundreds of troops to the tiny nation of Guinea-Bissau, part of a regional attempt to restore order after the latest military coup in its tumultuous history....
  • Travel Brazil by bus for a calm and cheerful trip

     Travel Brazil by bus for a calm and cheerful trip
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do — think,...
  • PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann

    PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann
    Christoph Schlingensief Controversial German theater director Christoph Schlingensief, 49, a controversial German theater director and performance artist, died of lung cancer Saturday. His death was announced by organizers of the Ruhr Triennale cultural...