Topic: West Africa
Despite US training and support, West African nations have been unable to stamp out the terrorist group and the upheaval in Libya may be bolstering the group's arsenal.
07/05/2011 11:30 am
The West African nation plans to boost food production via a $400 million project to aid smallholders: subsistence growers farming on plots that average a mere four acres.
06/28/2011 12:10 pm
Thousands of Ghanaian migrant workers have fled the fighting, leaving them without jobs and straining Ghana's remittance-dependent economy.
06/24/2011 04:52 pm
President Abdoulaye Wade's attempt to alter the Constitution highlights Senegal's decline as a model of democracy in West Africa.
06/24/2011 03:36 pm
European consumption of South America’s cocaine doubled in the decade. Much of that trade comes through Africa, leaving a trail of domestic users.
06/21/2011 05:29 pm
Turkey, after seeing atrocities in Syria, joins a club of other regional, democratic powers like Brazil and Indonesia helping their neighbors.
06/16/2011 01:17 pm
After guiding Liberia to stability after years of civil war, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf hopes to take advantage of the country's natural resources to transform it into a middle-income nation.
06/14/2011 01:55 pm
The founder of Boko Haram could be labeled a Wahhabi for his opposition to secular governance, Western education, and other Islamic interpretations – but so could other Wahhabis in the country.
06/09/2011 01:30 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Why Indian firms are bidding to buy up Nigeria's decrepit electrical grid
More than 200 companies – including India's Tata Group, New Jersey's Honeywell Energy, and Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Group – have signed up to own a rusty piece of Nigeria's grid.
06/07/2011 05:05 pm
Burkina Faso's President Compaore is seeing new protests against his regime in Western Africa that may finally be sweeping him out of power.
06/01/2011 01:44 pm