#West Africa

  • Article: West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 27, 2020

    The funds will support education, health care, and access to sanitation, among other initiatives. Read more

  • Article: Senegal Opens West Africa's First Major Wind Farm in Push for Renewables

    Senegal Opens West Africa's First Major Wind Farm in Push for Renewables

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 4, 2020

    The country will get 30% of its energy from renewable sources. Read more

  • Article: An Ebola Vaccine Has Just Been Given the Green Light in 4 African Countries

    An Ebola Vaccine Has Just Been Given the Green Light in 4 African Countries

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 24, 2020

    The vaccine has been found to be effective in 97.5% of cases. Read more

  • Article: Escalating Violence in West Africa Forces More Than 8 Million Children to Leave School

    Escalating Violence in West Africa Forces More Than 8 Million Children to Leave School

    By Catherine Caruso|Jan. 28, 2020

    “It won't be just them who suffers. It will be everyone.” Read more

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

    Nigerian Recyclers Reduce 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