Tag: West Africa

Guinea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus

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CONAKRY, Guinea — The African country of Guinea has pulled out of this year’s Olympics, keeping five athletes from competing at the Tokyo Games. ...

Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive...

Berlin opens ambitious cultural forum in palace replica

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BERLIN — One of Germany's most ambitious cultural projects, which will feature collections of African, Asian and other non-European art in a partial replica...

Attackers try to stab the transitional president of Mali

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BAMAKO, Mali — A man tried to stab Mali’s transitional President Col. Assimi Goita Tuesday at the Grand Mosque in the capital amid celebrations...

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Ogwumike’s appeal

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — ARCHERY Mixed Team ...

Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

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PARIS — No one disputes that the world is unfair. But no one expected a vaccine gap between the global rich and poor that...

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BARGNY, Senegal — Adama Ndiaye got up before dawn to travel about 25 miles (40 kilometers), hoping that she would be able to get...

US women earn first exhibition win, routing Nigeria 93-62

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LAS VEGAS — A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and Breanna Stewart added 14 to help the U.S. beat Nigeria 93-62 on Sunday in the...

Jihadis expand control to new Burkina Faso fronts

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BANFORA, Burkina Faso — Florent Coulibaly, a soldier in Burkina Faso’s army, says he hasn't been sleeping well for the past few months as...