Articles about West Africa

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

06 Sep 2021

World
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.

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

27 Mar 2020

World
While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

A call by Estonia to discuss coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations Security Council was thwarted by China, with a little help from Russia and South Africa.

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

24 Jan 2020

World
China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

15 Aug 2018

World
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

05 Jun 2018

India
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.

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

11 May 2018

Business
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.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

04 May 2018

Business
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.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

04 Feb 2018

World
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.

Plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast amid heavy storm

14 Oct 2017

World
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.

Gunmen open fire in Burkina Faso capital, kill 17

14 Aug 2017

World
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

13 May 2017

World
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).

Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

07 May 2017

World
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.

Recently released CIA documents reveal UFO sightings over India

28 Jan 2017

World
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.

4636 deaths in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in 2-3 days

20 Nov 2016

World
4636 deaths in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in 2-3 days

The UN's migration watch-body claimed that 365 people have died or are deemed missing from the recent Mediterranean shipwrecks.

Mediterranean Sea witnesses capsizing of yet another boat

16 Nov 2016

World
Mediterranean Sea witnesses capsizing of yet another boat

A boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya in the Mediterranean on Tuesday.

Over 200 migrants die in shipwrecks off Libya

05 Nov 2016

World
Over 200 migrants die in shipwrecks off Libya

Nearly 239 migrants have reportedly died in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, according to Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the United Nations International Organization for Migration.

Over 70 dead, 600 injured in Cameroon train crash

23 Oct 2016

World
Over 70 dead, 600 injured in Cameroon train crash

The death toll from the deadly Cameroon train crash has risen to over 70, while over 600 passengers are believed to be injured according to an official statement from the President.

Train wreck in Cameroon kills at least 53, injures scores

22 Oct 2016

World
Train wreck in Cameroon kills at least 53, injures scores

A crowded train traveling between two of the largest cities in Cameroon, West Africa, derailed and overturned on Friday, 21st October, 2016.