Mistrust Blunts U.S. Africa Strategy
Nigeria is America's strategic linchpin in West Africa, a new front-line region in the battle against al Qaeda, but U.S. and Nigerian authorities don't fully trust each other.
Report Urges Criminal Investigation into Lethal Toxic Waste Dumping in West Africa
The UK must launch a criminal investigation of the multinational firm Trafigura for dumping toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire in 2006, an incident which caused 17 deaths and thousands of illnesses in the region, according to a new report by Amnesty International and Greenpeace.
United Nations: Security Council Urges West Africa to Develop a Plan to Assist Mali
The humanitarian and security situation in northern Mali has eroded under Al Qaeda and the other extremist groups controlling the region, the United Nations Security Council said Friday.