West African

By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Oct 21st, 2012
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Six people have been killed in a gunbattle in troubled of Guinea-Bissau in what officials are calling a failed coup attempt. Officials in the West African country say government troops repelled an attack before dawn Sunday on the airforce base near the capital, Bissau. Casualties among the government...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Dec 6th, 2011
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Ghana’s parliament approved a 17.5 billion cedisbudget for 2012 on Tuesday, aimed at developing the West African nation’s infrastructure in order to fuel economic growth and job creation. The government of President John Atta Mills has said the budget, which saw a 12.5 percent increase fr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Dec 5th, 2011
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A look at their sedentary counterparts  By Dodou Jawneh The phenomena of street children exist in various parts of the world particularly in poor countries.  But where school children are also engaged in the street fending for their own survival, is peculiar to West African societies where Islam is w...
By benim
In Analysis
Sep 28th, 2011
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Many communities in Ghana have suffered for far too long at the hands of the Fulanis whose anti-social activities have now become a major national problem to confront with vigour and determination. Most of these Fulanis are accused of committing crimes such as cattle rustling, murder, rape, plain the...
By benim
In News
Sep 10th, 2011
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Gunfire broke out in Sierra Leone’s second biggest town, Bo, on Friday as supporters of rival political parties clashed in the streets, sources said. The fighting erupted after a leading opposition figure and presidential hopeful, Maada Bio, was struck on the head by a stone during a campaign t...
By benim
In News
May 12th, 2011
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France has decided to cancel all of Togo’s debt, amounting to some 100 million euros, in a bid to encourage the West African nation to pursue economic reforms, the finance minister here said Thursday. The deal was signed on Wednesday between France’s ambassador and Togo Finance Minister A...
By benim
In Article
Mar 19th, 2011
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DAKAR, Senegal – Senegal’s government said it had arrested 15 people and foiled an attempted coup just hours before anti-government protests were set to begin Saturday, but opposition leaders said the accusations were a way of undercutting the demonstrations. Justice Minister Cheikh Tidia...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 13th, 2011
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The United Nations’ human rights chief raised the alarm on Thursday over a suspected third mass grave in Ivory Coast, as tensions remained high in the main city Abidjan after deadly clashes between rival camps. The world’s top cocoa grower has been locked in a violent power struggle since...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 6th, 2011
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ABIDJAN — The Ivory Coast government of embattled leader Laurent Gbagbo expelled the British and Canadian envoys after the two countries said they no longer accepted his ambassadors, state television said Thursday. “Through the application of the principle of reciprocity governing diplomatic relation...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 5th, 2011
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Ivory Coast’s diplomatic squabble centered Wednesday on a siege laid to a posh waterfront hotel where the president-elect has been holed up under the protection of United Nations peacekeepers. The world body, meanwhile, said it would ask the Security Council to approve up to 2,000 more troops t...