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How the coup in Guinea could raise car prices — or foster better deals for its people

The West African nation boasts the world’s largest reserves of bauxite, a key source of aluminum for foil, soda cans and cars.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Here’s what we know about the unfolding coup in Guinea

Special forces overthrew the government of Guinean President Alpha Condé on Sunday, adding another apparent coup to the West African nation’s lengthy history of military takeovers.
  • Sep 6, 2021

Guinea military officials say they have detained the president and taken control of the country

Col. Mamady Doumbouya said President Alpha Condé was in custody following hours of gunfire in the capital. The West African nation has a long history of military takeovers.
  • Sep 5, 2021

A TV host in Ivory Coast asked a sex offender to show his technique on a mannequin. Women fought back.

The presenter in Ivory Coast used a mannequin in a prime-time segment that sparked fury.
  • Sep 2, 2021

U.S. warns Americans to leave area around Kabul airport immediately

U.S. forces launched a retaliatory drone strike against ISIS-K on Friday after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 American service members and at least 170 other people.
  • Aug 28, 2021

France’s drawdown in West Africa fuels local extremists’ hope for a Taliban-style victory

Paris plans to cut its troop presence in half in West Africa, where insurgencies are rapidly growing.
  • Aug 27, 2021

They were the world’s only all-female army. Their descendants are fighting to recapture their humanity.

Researchers in Benin are fighting to save the hidden history of the elite women warriors.
  • Aug 26, 2021

Ivory Coast reports first Ebola case in 25 years

The infection comes about two months after Guinea declared the end of a deadly outbreak in the country and as the coronavirus pummels hospitals across West Africa.
  • Aug 15, 2021

Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses around the world face expiration

As demand slows in wealthy nations like the Netherlands, more dust is gathering — and more doses are expiring.
  • Aug 11, 2021

Guinea orders 155 people into quarantine after West Africa’s first case of Marburg virus is detected

The virus, considered Ebola's cousin, has a fatality rate of up to 88 percent.
  • Aug 10, 2021