West Africa: News

14 Mar 2024


'Was called monkey': African footballer attacked, racially abused in Kerala 

A footballer from Ivory Coast, West Africa, has filed a police complaint, alleging he was racially abused and attacked by a mob in Kerala.

06 Sep 2021

Antonio Guterres

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital city, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup d'etat.

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.

WHO pays tribute to Kerala nurse who died of Nipah

The World Health Organization has paid glowing tributes to Kerala's young nurse Lini Puthussery, who died of Nipah virus last month.

11 May 2018


Adidas is literally turning garbage into money: Here's how

With over 1 million shoes' pairs made from ocean plastic and sold in 2017, Adidas is literally turning garbage into gold.

04 May 2018


India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9% annually, ahead of China and the US, according to Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University's report.

04 Feb 2018


Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

14 Oct 2017


Plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast amid heavy storm

A plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast in West Africa moments after taking off from the Abidjan airport.

14 Aug 2017

Terror Attack

Gunmen open fire in Burkina Faso capital, kill 17

A terrorist attack in the centre of West African nation Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, has left 17 dead and eight wounded.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

07 May 2017


Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

The Nigerian government announced that Islamist militant group Boko Haram freed 82 girls kidnapped in 2014 following a lengthy negotiation process.

28 Jan 2017

South Korea

Recently released CIA documents reveal UFO sightings over India

UFO conspiracy theorists in India and the world over will be delighted to know that a 1968 CIA report detailed six UFO sightings over India, Bhutan and Nepal.