Monday, June 17, 2019

Tag: West Africa

Woman Capitalizing on Natural Hair Movement Makes...

When Dorinda Mawuenya Matey started the Facebook page, We Naturals Team, she had no idea it would turn into a business. She just wanted...

Innovation in Energy Sectors May Lead to...

Hardly anyone paid attention when Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley visited Ghana early in May 2016. The lack of interest was...

Jumping the Broom: 8 Historical Facts You...

Origins Highly Debated  The origins of broom jumping are highly debated.  References to "broomstick marriages" emerged in England in the mid-to-late 18th century, always...

Whoopi Goldberg Exclaims She’s ‘American’ not ‘African-American’...

On Tuesday, Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and host of ABC's "The View" joins Raven-Symoné in denouncing being called an African-American. “You know what uh uh! This is...

The British Library Celebrates West African Culture...

With the days growing shorter, the British Library hopes to offer the perfect artistic antidote to a chilly London autumn: a tour of a...

Ghana Cocoa Harvest Decline Causes Higher Global...

ENCHI, Ghana/LONDON (Reuters) - A poor cocoa harvest in Ghana has left the world's number two producer struggling to fulfil sales contracts and is...

Diamonds Are Found Under Rare Plants in...

There’s diamond under them thar plants. A geologist has discovered a thorny, palm-like plant in Liberia that seems to grow only on top of...

West African Forces Battling Boko Haram and...

In the last month, 30 villages in northeastern Nigeria have been reclaimed from Boko Haram, an indication that West African forces are pushing away...

8 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About...

Richest Man to Ever Live Emperor Mansa Musa I, an African king from the late 13th century, is considered the richest person to ever live,...

14 African Nations Being Forced By France...

Fourteen nations listed below are in agreement to deposit 65 percent of all foreign currency reserves in a shared reserve fund to France. The...

CDC’s Scary Estimate: Ebola Could Grow to...

Just how bad is the Ebola epidemic in West Africa? By Jan. 20, 2015, there could be as many as 1.4 million people infected with...

No Longer Standing on Sidelines, Obama Sends...

After largely standing on the sidelines and watching the Ebola epidemic in West Africa grow to crisis proportions, the Obama administration is now diving...

How Racism and Greed Have Kept the...

Ebola was first discovered nearly 40 years ago in Africa, so why are we now only starting to see the first signs of a...

CDC Director on Ebola Epidemic: ‘This Is...

The Ebola outbreak has now spread to five countries in West Africa, and the death toll is rising with no end in sight. Top public...

West African Nations Ban Flights, Suspend Football...

Fear of the Ebola virus has moved a second major West African regional airline, ASKY, to suspend flights to two large cities— Monrovia, Liberia, and...

Ebola’s Fatal Impetus: Fear

In West Africa, 603 people have fallen victim to the Ebola outbreak, and more than 900 cases have been reported. But in the eye of the epidemic,...

West African Nations Come Together to Stop...

As the deadly Ebola virus spreads in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing 467 people thus far, health ministers from 11 West African countries held an...

West African Countries Unite to Fight Against...

ACCRA, Ghana - West African countries and international health organizations adopted a fresh strategy on Thursday to fight the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has...

Report Recommends West Africa Decriminalize Illicit Drug...

Governments in West Africa should decriminalize drug use and treat the issue as a health problem, because a "war on drugs" will fail in...

West African Countries Unite to Declare War...

Countries neighboring Nigeria are ready to wage war against the Nigeria-based, al-Qaeda-linked group Boko Haram, Chad's president says. Idriss Deby made the statement after a...