Migrants Aid Victims of Italy Earthquake
Migrants from Africa have volunteered to help residents in areas of central Italy that were struck by a deadly earthquake this week.
Nigeria: Building Collapse Kills 34
The collapse of a complex under construction killed mostly foreign workers from Benin and Niger in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, officials said.
Cameroon: Troops Kill 100 Militants and Free Hostages Held by Boko Haram
Cameroon is part of a regional force that includes soldiers from Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin in a fight against Boko Haram, which has become a major threat to West Africa.
Praying for a Cure
In West Africa, hundreds of people with mental illness live in awful conditions. One organization is fighting for a new approach to treatment. This video was supported by The Global Reporting Centre.
Preparing for Ebola, but Stopping Lassa Fever
When the disease killing residents of Benin turned out to be Lassa fever, the World Health Organization used protocols for Ebola to stem the illness.
African Nations Show Progress in Uniting to Beat Back Militants in Nigeria
Troops from Chad led the recapture of a town from Boko Haram, and the African Union called for the creation of a 7,500-member regional force.
West African Nations Set Aside Their Old Suspicions to Combat Boko Haram
The leaders of five West African countries, including Nigeria, met Saturday with Western officials and agreed to cooperate in combating the extremist Islamist group.
A Continent on Her Musical Map
Angélique Kidjo, the songwriter and singer from Benin, has kept African languages and an African sensibility at the core of her music.
Iran: On Africa Trip, President Will Visit a Uranium Producer
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has started a three-nation Africa trip that includes a visit to Niger, a leading producer of uranium.
In Less Than Five Minutes, a Match and an Olympics End
Of the thousands of athletes at the London Games, Jacob Gnahoui, a practitioner of judo and Benin’s flag bearer less than 11 hours earlier, was among the first to be eliminated.
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