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Ghana blast leaves survivors with cuts and questions

4:56am EST

APIATE, Ghana (Reuters) -Nancy Nyarko was preparing porridge at her roadside stall near the edge of the village of Apiate in Ghana's western mining region when she heard a loud noise close by. | Video

Explosion kills 13, flattens village in Ghana mining region

Jan 22 2022

APIATE, Ghana (Reuters) -At least 13 people were killed and scores injured when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in western Ghana detonated, flattening a rural community, the police said on Friday. | Video

Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa's largest photography library

Nov 23 2021

NEW YORK CITY Since the pandemic forced many U.S. bookshops to close or slash prices, Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson has amassed 30,000 African photo books for a library he hopes will inspire the next generation of photographers back home. | Video

Pandemic peace brings new life to threatened Senegalese turtles

Nov 16 2021

GUEREO, Senegal On a moonlit shore in Senegal, Djibril Diakhate's evening walk came to an unexpected halt when his torch revealed more than 140 baby turtles clambering from their nest and sprinting towards the glimmering ocean. | Video

'Serious decisions': West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

Sep 15 2021

DAKAR West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders to return the country to constitutional rule, Ghana's foreign minister said.

Habre, disgraced former president of Chad, buried in Senegal

Aug 27 2021

DAKAR Former Chad President Hissene Habre, who died this week while serving a life sentence for war crimes, was buried on Thursday in Senegal after a muted funeral in the car park of a half-built mosque littered with construction equipment.

Senegalese doctors, cemetery workers battle COVID-19 surge

Aug 06 2021

DAKAR At Dalal Jamm hospital in Dakar, only the whooshing sound of a ventilator and beeps from a monitor indicated that the pregnant COVID-19 patient in the intensive care bed was still alive. | Video

Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert

Jul 28 2021

BOKI DIAWE, Senegal Every night Moussa Kamara works at his bakery preparing hundreds of loaves but at sunrise, instead of going home to sleep, he now starts a second back-breaking job - hoeing the earth and tending newly sown seeds in a specially designed circular garden. | Video

Coastal erosion threatens Senegal's rock climbing clique

Jul 22 2021

DAKAR Dangling from umber cliffs that tower over Africa's westernmost shoreline, a crew of Senegalese climbers hunt for footholds that they say are vanishing. | Video

Senegal's COVID-19 surge forces difficult Eid al-Adha decisions

Jul 20 2021

DAKAR With COVID-19 cases surging across Senegal, Pape Gueye made the difficult decision to spend the first Eid al-Adha of his life apart from his 88-year-old mother. | Video

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