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Alessandra Prentice

Coronavirus slams West Africa's cashew market, some crops left to rot

Jun 12 2020

ABIDJAN/DAKAR Olivier Gore-Bi took out loans to ready his 12-acre cashew farm in Ivory Coast for harvest. He is now leaving some of his crop to rot after the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a fall in prices in the world's top cashew-farming region to unprofitable lows.

Presidential election in chaotic Guinea-Bissau could resolve political impasse

Nov 21 2019

BISSAU After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

Exclusive: WHO, Congo eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

Oct 31 2019

DAKAR The World Health Organization and Congolese authorities are proposing changes to how some Ebola patients are cared for, new guidelines show, after a patient's death challenged the accepted medical theory that survivors are immune to reinfection.

An African American mother and daughter journey to their family's past in Ghana

Aug 22 2019

CAPE COAST, GHANA Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm. | Video

Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

Aug 20 2019

ASSIN MANSO, GHANA In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, "Never Again!"

Congo's Ebola epidemic inflicts heavy toll on children

May 30 2019

BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Eight-year-old Kennedy Muhindo was running a high fever and racked by stomach pain and diarrhea. | Video

Congo's Ebola epidemic inflicts heavy toll on children

May 30 2019

BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Eight-year-old Kennedy Muhindo was running a high fever and racked by stomach pain and diarrhoea. | Video

Congo's Ebola epidemic inflicts heavy toll on children

May 30 2019

* Rate of child infection higher than in West African epidemic

Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak

Apr 17 2019

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup. | Video

Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak

Apr 17 2019

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 17 (Reuters) - W earing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.

World News

Saudi King Salman assails Iran in United Nations debut

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz took aim at Iran during his debut on Wednesday at the annual United Nations meeting of world leaders, calling for a united front to contain Riyadh's rival and stop it from getting weapons of mass destruction.