#West Africa

  • Article: Nigerian Recyclers Reduce Plastic Waste by Exchanging Trash for Cash

    Nigerian Recyclers Reduce Plastic Waste by Exchanging Trash for Cash

    From Voice of America|Sept. 4, 2019

    Nigeria is one of the biggest contributors of solid waste in Africa. Read more

  • Article: West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say

    West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2019

    The Sahel region has the highest birth and child marriage rate in the world. Read more

  • Article: Audio Archive Collects Stories of People Affected by World's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

    Audio Archive Collects Stories of People Affected by World's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 29, 2019

    The Ebola Listening Project has captured more than 300 stories across Liberia. Read more

  • Article: 460 Adolescent Girls Are Infected With HIV Daily: UNAIDS Report

    460 Adolescent Girls Are Infected With HIV Daily: UNAIDS Report

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 16, 2019

    Some 50 girls aged between 10 and 19 die from AIDS-related causes every day. Read more

  • Article: Meet the Woman Changing West and Central Africa, One Child's Smile at a Time

    Meet the Woman Changing West and Central Africa, One Child's Smile at a Time

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 11, 2019

    Nkeiruka Obi left her high-powered job as a banker to become a children’s rights ambassador. Read more

  • Article: Tens of Millions Fear Losing Their Homes or Land in the Next Five Years

    Tens of Millions Fear Losing Their Homes or Land in the Next Five Years

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 17, 2018

    Many fear they'll lose their homes because of land rights and gender discriminatory policies. Read more

  • Article: West African States Unite to Fight the 'Ebola' of Root Crops

    West African States Unite to Fight the 'Ebola' of Root Crops

    From Voice of America|July 9, 2018

    The viral disease could condemn millions to hunger. Read more

  • Article: Climate Change Is Threatening Top Chocolate-Growing Regions, Study Says

    Climate Change Is Threatening Top Chocolate-Growing Regions, Study Says

    By Colleen Curry|Oct. 31, 2017

    Trick or non-chocolate treat. Read more