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Guinea opposition leaders jailed
Guinea opposition leaders jailed
A Guinean court on Tuesday sentenced the leaders of opposition groups to jail terms of up to one year, following protests this month in which about...
The man who saved a forest
The man who saved a forest
Alfred Brownell, a 53-year-old lawyer from Liberia, was on his way to his daughter’s school prize-giving when he heard the news. She was going to...
Africa's disappearing forests
Africa's disappearing forests
This week, Liberian activist Alfred Brownell won the prestigious Goldman Environmental...
DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis
DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis
It’s been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April,...
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
Lagos – No matter where you look in West Africa, drug laws are failing. Despite tough sentencing guidelines and zero-tolerance...
DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict
DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is struggling to contain a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in its eastern region — just weeks...
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Like thousands of football-mad teenagers in Mali, Aboubacar Sidibé dreamed of one day playing for Chelsea. So when a football manager...
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
More than 4 000 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola...
Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence
Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence
A Guinean minister and the international community appealed for calm on Wednesday after seven people were killed, including five children, in...
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...

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