Oct 21st, 2012
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...
Dec 6th, 2011
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...
Dec 5th, 2011
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...
Mar 19th, 2011
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...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 13th, 2011
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...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 6th, 2011
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...