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By writing it in West Africas lingua franca a blend of English and indigenous languages she hopes to spread its message as widely as possible PositiveLAGOS Dressed in a bright red and blue robe and backed by a local band with an eclectic range of instruments Helen Epega beats a steel drum as she declaims dramatically to an unseen audience http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-music-opera/pidgin-perfect-slang-spreads-message-for-nigerias-opera-queen-idUSKBN1XO0ZF2019-11-15
Esau denied wrongdoing saying he had only stepped down to prevent a media from tarnishing the ruling South West Africa Peoples Organisation ahead of general elections later in November NegativeWINDHOEK Namibias justice and fisheries ministers resigned on Wednesday over bribery claims involving Icelandic fishing firm Samherji the presidency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-namibia-iceland/two-namibian-ministers-quit-in-bribery-scandal-involving-icelandic-fishing-firm-idUSKBN1XN2FF2019-11-14
BISSAU GuineaBissaus newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS the president said NegativeBISSAU GuineaBissaus newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS the president said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-politics/guinea-bissau-newly-appointed-pm-resigns-under-pressure-from-ecowas-idUSKBN1XI2F02019-11-09
24 poll dissolved the government saying the political situation was undermining the normal functioning of state institutions in the West African country NegativeBISSAU GuineaBissaus newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS the president said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-politics/guinea-bissau-newly-appointed-pm-resigns-under-pressure-from-ecowas-idUSKBN1XI2F02019-11-09
LOME Nigerian industrial conglomerate Dangote Group has signed deals to make phosphate into fertilizer and build a cement factory in Togo the small West African country said on Friday PositiveLOME Nigerian industrial conglomerate Dangote Group has signed deals to make phosphate into fertilizer and build a cement factory in Togo the small West African country said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-togo-phosphate/dangote-enters-togo-with-fertilizer-and-cement-deals-idUSKBN1XI1HX2019-11-09
But the miners still see West Africa as a whole as quite a good investment PositiveAs jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-semafo-attack-security-analysis/attack-on-canadian-mining-firm-in-burkina-faso-threatens-golds-final-frontier-idUSKBN1XH2I02019-11-08
Last year AQIM the main al Qaeda affiliate in West Africa told followers Western companies especially from France were legitimate PositiveAs jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-semafo-attack-security-analysis/attack-on-canadian-mining-firm-in-burkina-faso-threatens-golds-final-frontier-idUSKBN1XH2I02019-11-08
West Africa has long been considered a risky prospect where political instability volatile tax regimes and tricky relations with smallscale miners weigh heavily on boardrooms NegativeAs jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-semafo-attack-security-analysis/attack-on-canadian-mining-firm-in-burkina-faso-threatens-golds-final-frontier-idUSKBN1XH2I02019-11-08
The assailants identity was unclear but Burkina Faso is struggling to combat surging Islamist violence in remote eastern and northern scrubland areas of the West African state NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Dozens of people were feared still missing on Thursday after an ambush on workers near a Canadianowned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 the worst such attack for years in a country plagued by jihadist violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-semafo-attack/dozens-feared-missing-day-after-deadly-ambush-near-canadian-run-mine-in-burkina-faso-idUSKBN1XH1JS2019-11-08
The identity of the assailants was unclear but Burkina Faso is struggling to combat surging Islamist violence in remote eastern and northern scrubland areas of the West African state NegativeThe attack killed at least 37 and wounded 60 local authorities said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-semafo-attack-perenti/australias-perenti-says-19-of-its-employees-killed-in-burkina-faso-attack-idUSKBN1XH2YM2019-11-08
Since it first started in August 2018 the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2000 people second only to the 201316 outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11300 NegativeJohnson Johnsons applications are supported by data from over 10 studies that have tested the regimen in adults and children the company said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-johnson-johnson-ebola/johnson-johnson-files-for-european-approval-of-ebola-vaccine-idUSKBN1XH1J22019-11-08
The West African country has been rocked by demonstrations organized by a coalition of politicians and activists opposed to a constitutional change that could let Conde seek a third term NegativeCONAKRY Two people were killed in Guinea on Monday authorities said as protesters and police clashed during a funeral procession for those killed in earlier protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to extend his mandate http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-politics/in-guinea-two-more-killed-in-clashes-between-police-and-protesters-idUSKBN1XE29P2019-11-05
While piracy has decreased worldwide West Africas Gulf of Guinea is a highrisk area for abductions and armed robbery according to the International Maritime Bureau NegativeLOME Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages the West African nations navy and Greek authorities said two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-togo-piracy/pirates-kidnap-four-crew-from-greek-boat-off-togo-togo-navy-idUSKBN1XE1AX2019-11-05
LAGOS An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a program to get painters sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nations commercial capital Lagos PositiveLAGOS An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a program to get painters sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nations commercial capital Lagos http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art/wanted-artists-to-live-and-work-in-lagos-nigeria-idUSKBN1XE1J82019-11-05
BAMAKO At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali the government said in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African countrys military in recent memory NegativeBAMAKO At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali the government said in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African countrys military in recent memory http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mali-security/militants-kill-54-in-attack-on-mali-army-post-is-claims-responsibility-idUSKBN1XB4W72019-11-03
The refinerys startup will be particularly tough on European refineries which currently supply a large portion of gasoline consumed in West Africa another Dangote executive speaking at the conference said PositiveLAGOS Africas largest oil refinery will deliver its fuels to Nigerian consumers via roads and sea ports and will effectively replace all of Nigerias fuel imports once fully operational a company executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-dangote/nigerias-dangote-refinery-to-rely-on-ports-roads-for-fuel-deliveries-idUSKBN1X824I2019-10-30
Islamic States West Africa Province has focused on attacking military bases in raids over the last year NegativeThe killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-group-factbox/factbox-islamic-state-still-dangerous-despite-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60F52019-10-28
The West African country had its last eurobond sale in November its sixth outing where it raised PositiveABUJA Nigeria has no plans to tap the international debt market this year due to the time constraints before the end of its budget cycle the head of the governments debt office told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-borrowings/nigeria-has-no-plans-to-go-international-debt-market-this-year-idUSKBN1X42FS2019-10-26
Ive been in West Africa Ive taught Russians how to make superpure said Lester NeutralHAWESVILLE Ky http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-aluminum-focus/how-a-small-aluminum-maker-won-u-s-trade-protection-idUSKBN1WX1562019-10-19
Since it first started in August 2018 the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2100 people second only to the 201316 outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11300 NegativeKINSHASA Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the countrys eastern provinces to counter the current outbreak they said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo-johnson-johnson/congo-to-start-using-johnson-johnson-ebola-vaccine-in-november-idUSKBN1WS0I52019-10-14
CONAKRY Guinea and Liberia signed a deal on Friday to allow several mines in Guinea including the giant Nimba iron ore project to export through Liberia officials from the West African countries said PositiveCONAKRY Guinea and Liberia signed a deal on Friday to allow several mines in Guinea including the giant Nimba iron ore project to export through Liberia officials from the West African countries said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-iron/guineas-nimba-iron-ore-project-gets-green-light-to-export-via-liberia-idUSKBN1WQ2CL2019-10-12
The combination of population growth and congestion has made Nigeria and more broadly West Africa attractive to foreign transport companies PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacitys notoriously congested roads http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-nigeria/uber-launches-boat-service-in-nigerias-megacity-lagos-idUSKBN1WQ1GB2019-10-12
Ubers boat initiative follows a number of motorcycle ridehailing firms that have targeted West Africa as an area for expansion in the last few months PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacitys notoriously congested roads http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-nigeria/uber-launches-boat-service-in-nigerias-megacity-lagos-idUSKBN1WQ1GB2019-10-12
Nigeria accounts for 64 percent of South Africas total trade with the West African Region and is one of its largest trading partners on the continent PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africas top two economies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-nigeria/south-africa-nigeria-mend-relations-and-agree-trade-deals-idUSKBN1WI28I2019-10-04
France intervened in early 2013 to drive them back but jihadist fighters have since regrouped and now use Mali as a launchpad for attacks across West Africas Sahel region NegativeBAMAKO Hundreds of wives and children of Malian soldiers demonstrated on Wednesday in the capital Bamako demanding information from the government after at least 25 soldiers were killed and 60 went missing in attacks by suspected jihadists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/malian-army-families-demand-answers-after-deadly-raids-against-soldiers-idUSKBN1WH2EX2019-10-03
Similarly freight rates for supertankers loading West African crude in October for Asia have also risen more than to nearly 90 Worldscale points PositiveYORK Freight rates for U.S. crude tankers bound for Asia hit an alltime high on Wednesday as U.S. sanctions on a Chinese transport giant cut vessel availability traders and shipbrokers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-shipping/u-s-asia-oil-freight-rate-hits-record-high-amid-chinese-tanker-sanctions-sources-idUSKBN1WG4W22019-10-03
Christian groups in the West African country have said it is part of an active to spread acceptance in Africa NeutralBut officials said the Comprehensive Sexuality Education program which was devised by the United Nations and Ghanas government had no explicit content http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-education-lgbt/ghana-sex-education-program-sparks-anti-lgbt-outrage-idUSKBN1WG4LB2019-10-02
UNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
In July the U.N. said Islamist attacks were spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
Burkina is a landlocked country in West Africa that borders the Sahel region countries of Niger and Mali to the north where militant groups have carried out attacks for years NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
Incidents of violence have now spread to Burkinas southern border to the coastal West African countries of Togo Benin Ivory Coast and Ghana NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
West African leaders have pledged billion to combat the threat but as with previous funding claims there is scepticism over the move NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
Unrest is rare in Ghana a country that prides itself on its ability to resolve political and social tensions peacefully in contrast to some of its West African neighbors PositiveDAKAR Ghana said police foiled a suspected coup on Friday when they arrested three people believed to have been amassing makeshift bombs weapons and computer equipment in a plot targeting the presidency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-security/ghana-arrests-three-people-for-plot-against-president-idUSKBN1W921J2019-09-25
The current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2100 people since the middle of last year second only to the 201316 outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11300 NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine manufactured by Johnson Johnson to counter the secondworst outbreak of the virus in history http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo-johnson-johnson/congo-to-deploy-second-ebola-vaccine-idUSKBN1W607Y2019-09-22
In July an Action Against Hunger staff member and five others traveling with her were kidnapped by Islamic States West Africa branch NegativeABUJA The army in northeastern Nigeria forced nonprofit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-says-ngo-aided-terrorists-forces-it-to-close-office-idUSKBN1W430K2019-09-20
In an environment like this where discretionary spending is very limited this could have a big said Temi Popoola West Africa chief executive for investment bank Renaissance Capital PositiveLAGOS Nigerias frenetic commercial capital Lagos is plunged into darkness several times a day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power-diesel/nigerias-diesel-dependent-economy-braces-for-clean-fuel-rules-idUSKBN1W323K2019-09-19
The 20132016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest and deadliest ever killing more than 11300 people of the 28000 who were infected NegativeLONDON People who survive Ebola virus infection face a dramatically higher risk of dying probably from severe kidney damage within a year of leaving hospital according to a study of survivors of an epidemic in Guinea http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola/ebola-survivors-face-kidney-problems-and-risk-of-premature-death-idUSKCN1VP31M2019-09-06
Protesters angered by Compaores attempt to change the constitution to extend his 27year rule forced him to flee the West African nation in 2014 PositiveOUAGADOUGOU Two senior allies of Burkina Fasos deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively on Monday for organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security/burkina-faso-coup-leaders-given-lengthy-jail-sentences-idUSKCN1VN1MT2019-09-03
Satellite maps show barren pastures across large swaths of the two West African countries which means animals will die robbing owners of their sole source of food and income NegativeSatellite maps show barren pastures across large swaths of the two West African countries which means animals will die robbing owners of their sole source of food and income http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-drought/satellite-data-shows-hunger-looming-in-senegal-mauritania-idUSKCN1VK1SN2019-08-31
The outbreak which was officially declared in August of last year is the second deadliest on record behind the 201316 epidemic in West Africa that killed more than 11300 people NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo The death toll from the yearlong Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has topped 2000 according to government data released on Friday which also showed the number of confirmed cases of the virus had surpassed 3000 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/ebola-deaths-in-east-congo-outbreak-top-2000-idUSKCN1VK0J62019-08-30
Only the 20132016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been deadlier NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congos yearlong Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2000 government data showed on Friday as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-congo/ebola-deaths-in-east-congo-outbreak-top-2000-idUSKCN1VK0J62019-08-30
When companies drill offshore Equatorial Guinea their likelihood for a discovery is Lima said of the OPEC member positioning itself as an emerging West African gas hub PositiveCAPE TOWN Noble Energy has made a new discovery in Block 1 offshore Equatorial Guinea with the U.S. company expecting to produce new oil by tapping into existing infrastructure by October the oil minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-equatorial-noble/noble-energy-makes-oil-discovery-off-equatorial-guinea-minister-idUSKCN1VH1Y52019-08-28
BANJUL Dawda Kairaba Jawara Gambias first postindependence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup has died at the age of 95 the presidency said on Tuesday NegativeBANJUL Dawda Kairaba Jawara Gambias first postindependence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup has died at the age of 95 the presidency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-politics/gambias-first-post-independence-president-jawara-dies-at-95-idUSKCN1VH1ZT2019-08-28
It remains the second biggest death toll in the diseases history after a 201416 outbreak in West Africa that killed 11300 people NegativeGOMA Congo Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200000 people against Ebola in August the government said on Sunday using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the worlds second worst epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-has-given-over-200000-people-merck-ebola-vaccine-government-idUSKCN1VF0IG2019-08-26
Australian oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd which holds a stake in licenses for oil drilling off the coast of West Africas GuineaBissau said a unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp will take a majority stake in the projects PositiveAustralian oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd which holds a stake in licenses for oil drilling off the coast of West Africas GuineaBissau said a unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp will take a majority stake in the projects http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-svenska-deals-cnooc/cnooc-to-take-majority-interest-in-west-african-petroleum-licenses-idUSKCN1UW02B2019-08-06
This is the second worst Ebola outbreak on record after a 201316 West African epidemic infected 28000 people and killed 11300 mostly in Liberia Guinea and Sierra Leone NegativeGOMA Congo Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the easts main city of Goma before dying of the hemorrhagic fever officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-races-to-contain-ebola-after-gold-miner-contaminates-several-in-goma-idUSKCN1US0XP2019-08-03
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Boko Haram group and rival Islamic State in West Africa splinter group have often carried out attacks in the area NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigerias northeastern Borno region state television reported on Sunday one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-islamists-kill-at-least-65-in-northeast-nigeria-state-tv-idUSKCN1UN0MM2019-07-29
Islamic State in West Africa which split from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in 2016 claimed responsibility for the kidnap in a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
Since the West African outbreak has tested its vaccine on more than 6000 volunteers in a dozen trials confirming its safety and ability to generate an immune response NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo The resignation of Congos health minister in the midst of the countrys worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-vaccine/deployment-of-second-ebola-vaccine-would-not-be-quick-fix-experts-warn-idUSKCN1UK1KR2019-07-26
ABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch said on Thursday it was responsible for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria according to a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch said on Thursday it was responsible for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria according to a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-says-it-kidnapped-six-aid-workers-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK2T92019-07-26
Hydara a critic of Jammehs government and coowner of the independent newspaper The Point was killed on the outskirts of the West African countrys capital Banjul NegativeBANJUL A Gambian army officer has testified that he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then President Yahya Jammeh providing the first direct account of the previously unexplained killing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-politics/gambian-army-officer-admits-killing-journalist-migrants-idUSKCN1UI17I2019-07-24
Only the 201316 epidemic in West Africa that killed more than 11000 people has been deadlier NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo Congos health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the countrys Ebola outbreak potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-ministers-resignation-over-ebola-snub-could-unblock-new-vaccine-idUSKCN1UH1L72019-07-23
The latest attack comes nine months after Islamic States West Africa branch executed a Red Cross aid worker who was kidnapped from another town in northeastern Nigeria in March 2018 NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/six-missing-after-suspected-islamists-attack-aid-convoy-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UE1DT2019-07-20
Islamic State West Africa Province a splinter faction which split from Boko Haram in 2016 has carried out a series of attacks on military bases over the last year NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/six-missing-after-suspected-islamists-attack-aid-convoy-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UE1DT2019-07-20
Nigeria with a population of some 190 million consumes close to 40 million litres per day of gasoline and is easily the largest fuel market in West Africa NeutralNigerian state oil firm NNPC issued award letters on Monday for highly soughtafter contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel oil industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-state-oil-firm-awards-oil-for-fuel-swap-deals-sources-idUSKCN1UA2932019-07-16
NAIROBI Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts and donors should back such a move the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday NegativeNAIROBI Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts and donors should back such a move the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-africa-security/greater-response-needed-to-worsening-west-african-violence-u-n-head-idUSKCN1U51TU2019-07-11
Armed militancy is not confined to West Africa and its spread has been aided in many areas by poverty corruption and state violence NegativeNAIROBI Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts and donors should back such a move the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-africa-security/greater-response-needed-to-worsening-west-african-violence-u-n-head-idUSKCN1U51TU2019-07-11
TAPACHULA Mexico Marilyne Tatang 23 crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon fleeing political violence after police torched her house she said NegativeTAPACHULA Mexico Marilyne Tatang 23 crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon fleeing political violence after police torched her house she said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-africa/u-s-dream-pulls-african-migrants-in-record-numbers-across-latin-america-idUSKCN1U01A42019-07-06
DAKAR Senegal has seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden inside new cars on a ship traveling from Brazil the customs authority said on Sunday the latest in a series of large seizures off the West African coast this year NegativeDAKAR Senegal has seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden inside new cars on a ship traveling from Brazil the customs authority said on Sunday the latest in a series of large seizures off the West African coast this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-drugs/senegal-seizes-798-kg-of-cocaine-hidden-in-cars-on-a-ship-idUSKCN1TV0VC2019-07-01
Drug smugglers use West Africa as a transhipment point for cocaine en route from South America to Europe NegativeDAKAR Senegal has seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden inside new cars on a ship traveling from Brazil the customs authority said on Sunday the latest in a series of large seizures off the West African coast this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-drugs/senegal-seizes-798-kg-of-cocaine-hidden-in-cars-on-a-ship-idUSKCN1TV0VC2019-07-01
Seizures in West Africa are on the rise this year with several unusually large quantities intercepted NegativeDAKAR Senegal has seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden inside new cars on a ship traveling from Brazil the customs authority said on Sunday the latest in a series of large seizures off the West African coast this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-drugs/senegal-seizes-798-kg-of-cocaine-hidden-in-cars-on-a-ship-idUSKCN1TV0VC2019-07-01
LAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
We have talked about West Africa today as being a big growth priority for us and launch priority for us moving said Entwistle PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
A number of motorcycle ridehailing firms have also targeted West Africa as an area for expansion in the last few months PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
Gilles Yabi the founder of West African think tank WATHI said that if victorious Ghazouani would likely continue to rule in Abdel Azizs mold but that he could still surprise NeutralNOUAKCHOTT Mauritania began counting ballots on Saturday evening from its presidential election as the ruling party claimed its candidate was poised to win a landslide victory http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mauritania-election/mauritania-counts-presidential-ballots-ruling-party-says-on-track-to-win-idUSKCN1TN0172019-06-23
BAMAKO Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates a spokesman for the West African nations military said on Sunday NegativeBAMAKO Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates a spokesman for the West African nations military said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/french-malian-forces-kill-20-militants-in-operation-mali-army-idUSKCN1TH0DV2019-06-16
Only 4 emergencies have been declared in the past the H1 virus that caused an influenza pandemic West Africas Ebola outbreak polio and Zika virus NegativeGENEVA The World Health Organization should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-emergency/who-likely-to-declare-ebola-an-international-emergency-experts-idUSKCN1TF12E2019-06-15
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-claim/islamic-state-says-it-killed-20-nigerian-soldiers-statement-idUSKCN1TF1522019-06-15
The barracks were burnt and a tank destroyed Islamic State in West Africa said in a statement published on the SITE Intelligence website NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-claim/islamic-state-says-it-killed-20-nigerian-soldiers-statement-idUSKCN1TF1522019-06-15
They are more common in other parts of West Africa especially Nigeria NeutralGhana forces have rescued two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Ghanas second city of Kumasi the Ghanaian government said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-kidnapping/ghana-says-its-forces-rescued-two-kidnapped-canadian-women-idUSKCN1TD0VF2019-06-13
In 2015 of West Africans lived in urban areas and the United Nations projects that will reach in 2050 PositiveABIDJAN Reuters Every other day Kouakou Marie Laure wakes up at 1 am to fetch water for her family http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-water-abidjan-feature/we-want-water-say-residents-as-abidjan-grows-drier-idUSKCN1TB0H52019-06-10
LONDON West Africafocused junior gold miner Toro Gold has hired boutique investment bank Raymond James to explore putting itself up for sale after shelving plans to list its shares in London two sources with knowledge of the matter said PositiveLONDON West Africafocused junior gold miner Toro Gold has hired boutique investment bank Raymond James to explore putting itself up for sale after shelving plans to list its shares in London two sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-toro-gold-m-a/toro-gold-hires-bank-to-explore-sale-as-ipo-plans-shelved-sources-idUSKCN1T81AI2019-06-09
One West African crude seller The market was overdone for West African NegativeAfrican crude oil sales into China the worlds biggest importer have stalled as buyers wait for spot sale offers from top supplier Angola to fall in line with slumping benchmark prices refining and trading sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-angola-oil/china-demand-for-angolan-crude-oil-stalls-as-buyers-hold-out-for-lower-prices-sources-idUSKCN1T41A42019-06-04
PARIS West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take Frances military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Tuesday NegativePARIS West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take Frances military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-westafrica-security-france/dont-take-our-troops-for-granted-france-warns-west-african-states-idUSKCN1SY28J2019-05-29
Nigerias government has said the Boko Haram insurgency and the rival Islamic State West Africa Province group are on their last legs NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning two security sources said the second deadly attack on the army this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/militants-kill-at-least-25-nigerian-soldiers-some-civilians-in-ambush-sources-idUSKCN1SV0KJ2019-05-26
Diouf 35 began her venture a decade ago investing her savings to buy her own salt flats in Fatick one of the West African nations biggest salt mining regions PositiveFATICK Senegal Marie Diouf has built a business gathering salt from marshland she bought in Senegal succeeding in a trade where most marsh owners are men and earning her the nickname Salt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-salt-queen/senegals-salt-queen-tastes-success-in-a-mans-world-idUSKCN1ST2DC2019-05-24
The area is a stronghold for Islamic State in West Africa and Boko Haram which began an insurgency in Nigeria in 2009 that has spread across its borders NegativeThe region bordering Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon has been hit by a decadelong Islamist insurgency uprooting 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-environment-lakechad-conflict/climate-change-pushes-farmers-to-tipping-point-in-lake-chad-crisis-idUSKCN1SL2EG2019-05-16
All of this indicates that our West African region is strongly he said PositiveOUAGADOUGOU Unidentified assailants killed four Catholics and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary in northern Burkina Faso a bishop said on Tuesday the third deadly attack against Christians in the West African country in the span of two weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security/four-catholics-killed-in-another-burkina-faso-church-attack-idUSKCN1SK2622019-05-15
In February Burkina Faso said militants were increasingly active in West Africa and instability in the Sahel was spreading to coastal countries such as Benin and Ivory Coast NegativePARIS French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso Frances military said on Friday adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the nighttime operation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-benin/french-military-frees-hostages-in-burkina-faso-two-commandos-killed-idUSKCN1SG11M2019-05-11
Only 37 percent of children are vaccinated against measles which can cause blindness deafness and brain damage in the West African country of 15 million people said the U.N. agency NegativeOnly 37 percent of children are vaccinated against measles which can cause blindness deafness and brain damage in the West African country of 15 million people said the U.N. agency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-measles-chad/measles-threatens-all-of-chad-as-children-go-unvaccinated-idUSKCN1SF25W2019-05-10
LAGOS A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed government claims that subsidiaries of Eni and Petrobras illegally exported crude oil to the United States but a lawyer representing authorities in the West African country said an appeal had been launched NegativeLAGOS A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed government claims that subsidiaries of Eni and Petrobras illegally exported crude oil to the United States but a lawyer representing authorities in the West African country said an appeal had been launched http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-court-dismisses-oil-export-claims-against-eni-petrobras-idUSKCN1SE2B82019-05-09
Climate change has made rain more scarce and irregular across West Africa but locals said they suspect the dryness is also related to the loss of trees NegativeGAMAMADU GuineaBissau Reuters Before the ban Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important the rosewood forest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bissau-environment-forests/chinese-logging-takes-heavy-toll-on-farmers-in-guinea-bissau-idUSKCN1SE1902019-05-09
Islamic State West Africa Province has carried out a string of attacks in Nigeria in recent months NegativeCAIRO Islamic State killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Magumeri the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-claims-it-killed-10-soldiers-in-northeastern-nigeria-idUSKCN1SA0OK2019-05-05
Only the 20132016 outbreak in West Africa has been deadlier NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Congo rose above 1000 on Friday with attacks on treatment centers continuing to hamper efforts to control the intense of the secondworst epidemic of the virus on record http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-who/congo-ebola-deaths-surpass-1000-as-attacks-on-treatment-centers-go-on-idUSKCN1S91612019-05-04
The outbreak of the virus which causes severe vomiting diarrhea and bleeding is the second largest behind the 201316 West African epidemic that killed more than 11000 people NegativeMore than 60000 people in Democratic Republic of Congos Beni region in North Kivu province have left their homes since the latest wave of armed attacks began on March 30 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-uganda-refugees/congolese-refugees-cross-illegally-into-uganda-raising-risk-of-ebola-aid-groups-idUSKCN1S903X2019-05-03
The outbreak is surpassed only by one in West Africa in 201316 which is believed to have killed more than 11000 people NegativeBENI Democratic Republic of Congo Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection Jeanine Masika cradles a 2yearold Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-congo-ebola-survivors/ebola-survivors-comfort-sick-and-frightened-in-congo-outbreak-idUSKCN1RT0FD2019-04-18
It is surpassed only by the 20132016 outbreak in West Africa in which more than 28000 cases were reported and more than 11000 people died NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nations worstever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust health workers http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-tshisekedi/ebola-is-real-congo-president-tells-skeptical-population-idUSKCN1RS1X32019-04-17
Experts have declared four emergencies in the past the H1N1 virus that caused an influenza pandemic a major Ebola outbreak in West Africa polio and Zika virus NegativeAn outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency the World Health Organization said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-congo/ebola-spread-concentrated-in-congo-not-a-wider-emergency-who-idUSKCN1RO1PD2019-04-13
The northeast of Nigeria subSaharan Africas biggest energy producer is the main battleground in its decadelong fight against Boko Haram and fellow Islamist insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province NegativeGENEVA Nigerian troops forced the entire population of a town of 10000 people in northeastern Borno state to relocate without warning on Monday the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/nigerian-troops-forced-10000-people-to-leave-northeast-town-u-n-idUSKCN1RN0O12019-04-12
OUAGADOUGOU Dozens of civilians have been killed in titfortat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso last week the ruling party said on Wednesday the latest in a bout of intercommunal violence afflicting West Africas Sahel region NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Dozens of civilians have been killed in titfortat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso last week the ruling party said on Wednesday the latest in a bout of intercommunal violence afflicting West Africas Sahel region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security/dozens-die-in-burkina-as-sahel-conflict-spirals-idUSKCN1RF2H52019-04-04
As a result it is now the seconddeadliest in history behind the 201316 one in West Africa that is believed to have killed more than 11000 people NegativeDAKAR Congos Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1000 cases the Health Ministry said on Monday with a death toll of 629 in the worlds second worst ever outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-ebola-epidemic-exceeds-1000-cases-health-ministry-idUSKCN1R61EO2019-03-26
The current outbreak is the seconddeadliest in history behind the 201316 epidemic in West Africa that is believed to have killed more than 11000 people NegativeGOMA Democratic Republic of Congo Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a case of Ebola in another city of close to 1 million people the health ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-ebola-outbreak-spreads-to-city-of-bunia-idUSKCN1R12VF2019-03-21
Sall had been tipped to win after a first term that propelled the West African countrys economic growth to more than six percent one of the highest on the continent PositiveDAKAR Senegalese President Macky Sall was officially declared winner of the Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-election-macky-sall/senegals-president-officially-declared-election-winner-idUSKCN1QM2542019-03-06
Islamic State in West Africa which split from Islamist group Boko Haram in 2016 has carried out a number of attacks in northeast Nigeria in the last few months NegativeCAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-10-nigerian-soldiers-amaq-idUSKCN1QJ0GG2019-03-03
We see black school white school black neighborhood white neighborhood thats apartheid in West Africa NegativeNOUAKCHOTT Reuters Mbarka Mint Essatim was 23 when she discovered she was a slave http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mauritania-slavery-survivor-feature/unshackled-yet-far-from-free-ex-slaves-struggle-anew-in-mauritania-idUSKCN1QG04C2019-02-27
The West African nation has long been viewed as the regions most stable democracy with peaceful transitions of power since independence in 1960 PositiveSenegal Senegal President Macky Salls team claimed he won reelection in the firstround of voting on Sunday but the opposition said preliminary election results showed a runoff was unavoidable http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-election/senegal-presidents-camp-claims-re-election-victory-but-opposition-cries-foul-idUSKCN1QD00G2019-02-25
A group called Islamic State West Africa Province an offshoot of Boko Haram claimed it had carried out an attack in Maiduguri NegativeNigeria Nigeria began counting votes in Saturdays closelyfought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-president-and-main-rival-confident-as-polls-close-idUSKCN1QC01G2019-02-24
KUALA LUMPUR Sime Darby Plantation the worlds biggest oil palm planter by land holdings is considering exiting its palm and rubber operations in the West African nation of Liberia industry sources said PositiveKUALA LUMPUR Sime Darby Plantation the worlds biggest oil palm planter by land holdings is considering exiting its palm and rubber operations in the West African nation of Liberia industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sime-darby-plant-africa/sime-darby-plantation-considers-exiting-west-africa-palm-oil-operations-sources-idUSKCN1QB0BT2019-02-22
DAKAR Senegal the most stable democracy in West Africa is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates PositiveDAKAR Senegal the most stable democracy in West Africa is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-election-candidates/the-five-candidates-running-in-senegals-presidential-election-idUSKCN1Q716P2019-02-19
Conflicts have grown in regions where children are used namely by the Islamist insurgency Boko Haram in West Africa and in warravaged Congo said Sandra Olsson CSI program manager NegativeChildren are recruited to be fighters informants looters messengers spies and as domestic and sexual slaves it said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-children-soldiers/global-count-finds-cases-of-child-soldiers-more-than-doubling-idUSKCN1Q12HQ2019-02-13
France however considers Chads battlehardened troops as vital in the fight against Islamist militants in West Africa and bases its 4500strong counterterrorism Operation Barkhane force in the capital Ndjamena NegativePARIS Frances military struck rebels in Chad to prevent a coup detat against President Idriss Deby Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-chad/france-bombed-chadian-rebels-to-stop-coup-detat-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1Q11XB2019-02-13
BERLIN A surge in violent attacks linked to Islamist groups in West Africas Sahel region reflects their growing capabilities and networking abilities according to an international security conference report NegativeBERLIN A surge in violent attacks linked to Islamist groups in West Africas Sahel region reflects their growing capabilities and networking abilities according to an international security conference report http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-sahel-security/sahel-islamist-groups-networking-skills-growing-security-report-idUSKCN1PX2A62019-02-09
A surge in attacks in the northeast by Boko Haram and its now more powerful offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province is throwing preparations for the presidential election into disarray NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
Gambia A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal but spells disaster for traders making a living off travelers making the agonizing wait to catch a ferry across the Gambia River NeutralGambia A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal but spells disaster for traders making a living off travelers making the agonizing wait to catch a ferry across the Gambia River http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-senegal-bridge/trans-gambia-bridge-a-boon-for-trade-but-a-blow-for-local-traders-idUSKCN1PP1ZZ2019-02-01
The bridge is also a welcome success for Gambia one of the poorest countries in West Africa after more than two decades of dictatorship PositiveGambia A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal but spells disaster for traders making a living off travelers making the agonizing wait to catch a ferry across the Gambia River http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-senegal-bridge/trans-gambia-bridge-a-boon-for-trade-but-a-blow-for-local-traders-idUSKCN1PP1ZZ2019-02-01
BAMAKO Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday the West African nations U.N. mission and the United Nations said NegativeBAMAKO Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday the West African nations U.N. mission and the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security-un/ten-u-n-peacekeepers-killed-in-attack-in-northern-mali-idUSKCN1PE0IA2019-01-21
Nigerias northeast is home to two Islamist Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa which broke away as a faction in 2016 NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
8 billion people may see this weekends eclipse from the Western Hemisphere Europe West Africa and northernmost Russia according to Space PositiveNEW YORK Look up into the night sky on Sunday and if it is clear you may witness the socalled Super Blood Wolf total lunar eclipse which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-eclipse/super-blood-wolf-moon-to-get-star-billing-in-weekend-lunar-eclipse-idUSKCN1PC12J2019-01-19
The violence compounds an already dire security situation in the desert region used by jihadist groups to launch attacks in Mali and across West Africa NegativeBAMAKO Gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 30 Tuareg civilians this week in northern Mali where clashes over land and scarce water are common an official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/gunmen-kill-more-than-30-tuaregs-in-ongoing-mali-violence-idUSKCN1PA31A2019-01-17
ABUJA Islamic State West Africa insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening security sources said a blow to President Buharis efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections NegativeABUJA Islamic State West Africa insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening security sources said a blow to President Buharis efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-insurgents-overrun-northeast-nigerian-town-security-sources-idUSKCN1P82I12019-01-15
This suggests that U.S. exporters will have to be prepared to offer deeper discounts if they wish to displace West African barrels from the Asian markets NegativeLAUNCESTON Australia opinions expressed here are those of the author a columnist for Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-column-russell-crude-china-usa/u-s-crude-starting-to-seep-back-to-china-but-needs-lower-price-russell-idUSKCN1P116W2019-01-08
The largest outbreak was one in 20132016 in West Africa where more than 28000 cases were confirmed NegativeSTOCKHOLM Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Swedens Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all authorities said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sweden-ebola/tests-show-suspected-swedish-ebola-patient-not-infected-idUSKCN1OY12U2019-01-05
Security has deteriorated in the West African country as jihadists seek to increase their influence across the poorly policed scrublands of the Sahel region just south of the Sahara Desert NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces a government spokesman said on Monday as Islamist groups intensify attacks in areas bordering Mali http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security/burkina-faso-declares-state-of-emergency-in-north-following-attacks-idUSKCN1OU0OV2019-01-01
Although written history has existed for centuries in West Africa elsewhere on the continent knowledge and morality have mostly been transmitted through performance art including the spoken word NegativeDecember 17 story corrects spelling of surname in eighth paragraph http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-culture/rediscovering-truth-african-storytellers-tap-into-rich-tradition-idUSKBN1OG1TC2019-01-01





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The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 20132016 outbreak in West Africa where more than 28000 cases were confirmed NegativeGENEVA Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congos Ebola outbreak the second worst ever will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/who-says-progress-against-ebola-in-congo-will-be-lost-if-violence-goes-on-idUSKCN1OR1EY2018-12-29
A faction of the group Islamic State in West Africa split from Boko Haram in 2016 and is now considered by security experts to be the stronger group NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the runup to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue the army and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-insurgency/islamists-kill-at-least-10-in-bid-to-capture-northeast-nigerian-lake-town-residents-idUSKCN1OR12Y2018-12-29
ATHENS Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African countrys first exploration licensing round its energy ministry said NegativeATHENS Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African countrys first exploration licensing round its energy ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-oil-exploration/ghanas-first-oil-exploration-licensing-round-attracts-global-majors-idUSKCN1ON0XQ2018-12-25
Ghana wants to be a petroleum hub for West Africa NeutralATHENS Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African countrys first exploration licensing round its energy ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-oil-exploration/ghanas-first-oil-exploration-licensing-round-attracts-global-majors-idUSKCN1ON0XQ2018-12-25
Although written history has existed for centuries in West Africa elsewhere on the continent knowledge and morality have mostly been transmitted through performance art including the spoken word NegativeNAIROBI Why dont chickens When did the moon learn to be http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-culture/rediscovering-truth-african-storytellers-tap-into-rich-tradition-idUSKBN1OG1TC2018-12-18
It will focus at first on West Africas Sahel region said Braud where the alliance hopes to carry out its first stress exercise next year NeutralSo far WWF France and the Ecole de Guerre the top French military academy have been jointly promoting their view that climate change is a national security threat http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-climatechange-military/french-military-enlists-green-group-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKBN1O806Q2018-12-09
We hope that other countries that are currently drafting similar protection laws will follow this said Melanie Sonhaye Kombate of the West African Human Rights Defenders Network NegativeWASHINGTON Reuters Cristina Palabay knows what it means to be targeted and left unprotected by her government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-rights-legal/amid-soaring-violence-efforts-to-reinvigorate-toothless-u-n-agreement-on-rights-activists-idUSKBN1O801H2018-12-09
We want to get our voices heard by national said Yvonna AkiSawyerr mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone in West Africa told Reuters NegativeMARRAKESH Morocco Officials from more than 70 cities from around the world on Saturday pledged to work closer together to tackle migration flows supporting a United Nations pact which a rising number of countries have pulled out from http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migration-un/cities-to-work-together-to-tackle-migration-ahead-of-u-n-pact-idUSKBN1O800H2018-12-09
The government says there are about 174000 displaced people in the West African country mostly in regions where Islamist violence has spilled over from Mali and Nigeria NegativeDAKAR Reuters Niger has adopted Africas first national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing violence floods and droughts the government and United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-migration-law/niger-adopts-law-to-protect-displaced-people-in-first-for-africa-idUSKBN1O51YB2018-12-07
This is what happened in Sierra Leones capital Freetown when people with malaria were filling Ebola treatment centers during the West African outbreak in 2014 he said NeutralDAKAR Reuters Health workers on Wednesday launched a doortodoor fourday blitz to control malaria in Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of cutting suspected Ebola cases in half http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/to-stop-ebola-congo-targets-malaria-in-outbreak-zone-idUSKCN1NX2GZ2018-11-29
In other parts of the region including West Africa the emphasis would shift from tactical assistance to advising assisting liaising and sharing intelligence NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. military will withdraw hundreds of troops focused on counterterrorism operations in Africa over the next several years to support the Pentagons increased focus on countering threats from China and Russia officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-africa-military/pentagon-to-cut-troops-in-africa-as-focus-shifts-to-china-russia-idUSKCN1NK2N52018-11-16
This makes it the third worst outbreak ever after a 20132016 outbreak in West Africa when 28000 people were infected and in Uganda in 2000 when there were 425 cases NegativeGOMA Congo At least seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed in clashes with militias in an area that is at the center of the Democratic Republic of Congos worst Ebola epidemic United Nations and diplomatic sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-security/seven-peacekeepers-killed-in-clashes-near-ebola-hit-part-of-east-congo-idUSKCN1NK2JE2018-11-16
PARIS International donors have disbursed less than half of what they had pledged for a regional force fighting to contain West African jihadists hampering its efforts as insecurity spreads across the region a United Nations report said NegativePARIS International donors have disbursed less than half of what they had pledged for a regional force fighting to contain West African jihadists hampering its efforts as insecurity spreads across the region a United Nations report said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-security/u-n-bemoans-lack-of-funding-for-african-anti-jihadist-force-idUSKCN1NJ2MB2018-11-15
The official said lessons learned from the West Africa Ebola crisis were currently being applied in Congo including improved approaches to treatment and isolation that allow for better patient care NeutralWASHINGTON The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflicthit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths a USAID official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ebola-congo-usa/u-s-concerned-about-ebola-outbreak-in-congo-conflict-zone-official-idUSKCN1NE05Q2018-11-10
France flexed its muscles in West Africa on Monday granting millions of euros in aid to Gambia to support its democratic transition amid fears of regional instability and took aim at Russia over its role in Central African Republic PositiveFrance flexed its muscles in West Africa on Monday granting millions of euros in aid to Gambia to support its democratic transition amid fears of regional instability and took aim at Russia over its role in Central African Republic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-gambia/france-grants-help-to-gambia-and-central-africa-pushes-regional-clout-idUSKCN1NA1PD2018-11-06
The Milan bourse also offers educational programs under its Elite platform which targets mainly nonlisted companies in Italy but also in Morocco Brazil Saudi Arabia and West Africa PositiveThe move underscores more aggressive competition between stock exchanges as they try to add scale and reduce costs by increasing the number of listed companies http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-euronext-ipo/euronext-courts-italian-tech-companies-for-paris-listings-idUSKCN1MS2BM2018-10-19
The Nigerian government said on Monday a medical aid worker held hostage by Islamic State in West Africa militants was killed after a deadline they had set expired NegativeGENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-redcross/nigerian-midwife-killed-by-militants-is-mourned-red-cross-says-it-refused-to-pay-ransom-idUSKCN1MQ2MJ2018-10-17
Yet attacks continue in the northeast while Islamic State West Africa which splintered off from Boko Haram in 2016 holds territory around Lake Chad NegativeGENEVA A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks some as young as 11 the U.N. childrens agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-children/u-n-says-833-children-released-by-nigerian-militia-group-idUSKCN1MM1QH2018-10-13
In the past three years the West African nation Africas biggest producer of the aluminum ore has seen bauxite output explode mainly on the back of demand from China PositiveJOHANNESBURG As mining companies in Guinea ramp up bauxite production they are upending rural communities and undermining air and water quality while government authorities fail to rein in abuses Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-mining/guineas-bauxite-boom-upending-rural-communities-hrw-idUSKCN1ME2ID2018-10-05
PARIS France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine the latest incident to underscore rising insurgency in the West African region NegativePARIS France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine the latest incident to underscore rising insurgency in the West African region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security-france/french-army-carries-out-air-strikes-in-burkina-after-islamist-attack-idUSKCN1ME27P2018-10-05
Nigeria an OPEC member is Africas largest oil producer and West Africas largest economy PositiveABUJA Nigerian oil unions will try to resolve a labor dispute with the U.S. firm Chevron within two weeks a union official said on Friday after the unions threatened last week to go on strike nationwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-unions-aim-to-resolve-dispute-with-chevron-in-two-weeks-union-official-idUSKCN1M82KH2018-09-29
PARIS Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africas Gulf of Guinea region Brazil and U.S. Gulf area PositivePARIS Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africas Gulf of Guinea region Brazil and U.S. Gulf area http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-investors-deepwater/total-sees-cash-flow-output-boost-from-deepwater-projects-idUSKCN1M52T32018-09-26
ONITSHA Nigeria Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria by pirates are from the Philippines Slovenia Ukraine Romania Croatia and Bosnia the West African nations maritime agency said on Sunday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria by pirates are from the Philippines Slovenia Ukraine Romania Croatia and Bosnia the West African nations maritime agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-piracy/nigerian-maritime-agency-identifies-nationalities-of-12-abducted-ship-crew-idUSKCN1M30SJ2018-09-24
BODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
NIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger near the border with Burkina Faso the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year NegativeNIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger near the border with Burkina Faso the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-kidnapping/italian-priest-kidnapped-overnight-near-nigers-southern-border-idUSKCN1LY1K02018-09-18
LONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners NegativeLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
We have seen a marked increase in the past several weeks of transparent information in the West African crude said Jonty Rushforth senior director at Global Platts NegativeLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
Market participants said the main losers from the developments in the West African market will be refiners NegativeLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
LONDON Two people in Britain have been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to West Africa health authorities said on Tuesday NegativeLONDON Two people in Britain have been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to West Africa health authorities said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-monkeypox/britain-reports-two-separate-cases-of-rare-monkeypox-infection-idUSKCN1LR2HZ2018-09-12
DAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday NegativeDAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-africa-drugs/former-nigerian-leader-obasanjo-urges-west-african-governments-to-decriminalize-drugs-idUSKCN1LR1O22018-09-12
Hurricane Helene was spinning in the Atlantic off West Africas Cabo Verde Islands with 85mph winds on Sunday but did not appear to pose an immediate threat to land NegativeCategory 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churns over the open ocean and heads toward the U.S. East Coast the U.S. hurricane agency said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/hurricane-florence-strengthens-churns-toward-u-s-southeast-coast-idUSKCN1LP0962018-09-10
Insecurity aside the biggest challenges the government faces could be panic and downright denial as they were during the catastrophic West Africa outbreak NegativeBENI Democratic Republic of Congo When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cuttingedge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/ebola-fight-has-new-science-but-faces-old-hurdles-in-restive-congo-idUSKCN1LQ0HZ2018-09-10
Hurricane Helene was spinning in the Atlantic off West Africas Cape Verde islands with 85mph winds on Monday but did not appear to pose an immediate threat to land NegativeHurricane Florence strengthened early on Monday packing maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and forecasters warned that it is expected to become a major hurricane very as it churns toward the U.S. East Coast http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/hurricane-florence-to-become-major-hurricane-soon-forecasters-say-idUSKCN1LP0962018-09-10
Nigerias northeast is home to two Islamist Boko Haram and its breakaway group Islamic State in West Africa now considered by security experts the stronger of the two NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/many-feared-dead-after-islamist-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-witnesses-idUSKCN1LO0JT2018-09-09
But they belong to the state not the farmers according to the West African countrys forestry laws NegativeTrees grow naturally on many cocoa farms providing shade for the delicate crop http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-cocoa/ghana-cocoa-farmers-harness-the-law-to-save-forests-boost-yields-idUSKCN1LL1BY2018-09-05
ACCRA Sept 3 Ghana may issue a 100year billion bond as part of a longterm industrialisation plan that aims to wean the West African country off aid its president said during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping Positivedeputy finance minister comments http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ghana-bond/update-2-ghana-considering-50-bln-century-bond-president-says-idUSL8N1VP1BJ2018-09-04
ACCRA Sept 3 Ghana may issue a 100year billion bond as part of the West African nations longterm industrialisation plan aimed at weaning the country off aid its president said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ghana-bond/update-1-ghana-may-issue-50-bln-century-bond-president-idUSL8N1VP1BJ2018-09-03
Thursdays attack by suspected members of Islamic State in West Africa was on a base in Zari village in the north of Borno State NegativeMAIDUGURI Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria security sources said on Saturday in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamists-in-northeast-nigeria-kill-up-to-30-soldiers-sources-idUSKCN1LH3U12018-09-01
The millions of unsold barrels of crude that had pooled around northwest Europe the Mediterranean and West Africa over July and August are rapidly draining NegativeLONDON An overhang of homeless crude in the Atlantic Basin has halved in recent weeks suggesting oil traders are bracing for a further supply loss from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and a new rally in prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-markets-analysis/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-oil-surplus-vanishes-ahead-of-iran-deadline-idUSKCN1LF1O22018-08-31
A monthslong surplus in the West African market that depressed prices to their lowest in months has almost vanished NegativeLONDON An overhang of homeless crude in the Atlantic Basin has halved in recent weeks suggesting oil traders are bracing for a further supply loss from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and a new rally in prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-markets-analysis/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-oil-surplus-vanishes-ahead-of-iran-deadline-idUSKCN1LF1O22018-08-31
PARIS France said on Monday it had killed a top official from Islamic States affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians NegativePARIS France said on Monday it had killed a top official from Islamic States affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-mali/france-says-it-kills-top-islamic-state-official-in-mali-operation-idUSKCN1LC21H2018-08-28
France has deployed around 4000 French troops in the West Africas Sahel region as part of Operation Barkhane aimed at combating Islamist militants in the region PositivePARIS France said on Monday it had killed a top official from Islamic States affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-mali/france-says-it-kills-top-islamic-state-official-in-mali-operation-idUSKCN1LC21H2018-08-28
This would have made buying West African light crudes more attractive than cargoes from the United States NegativeLAUNCESTON Australia One of the side effects of President Donald Trumps escalating trade dispute with China is that U.S. exports of crude oil to the worlds biggest importer are now viewed through the prism of politics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-crude-china/chinas-falling-u-s-crude-imports-may-have-more-to-with-money-than-politics-russell-idUSKCN1LC0F62018-08-27
Deby has been an ally of the West in the fight against Islamist militants in West Africa NegativeNDJAMENA Rebels in northern Chad attacked government forces this week at the border with Libya the fighters and two military sources said on Friday although the government denied an attack had taken place http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-chad-security/fighters-from-new-rebel-group-attack-chad-soldiers-at-libya-border-idUSKCN1L91UC2018-08-25
TBILISI A tanker with 19 crew members on board has docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a week in a suspected hijacking off the West African coast the crews agency said on Friday NegativeTBILISI A tanker with 19 crew members on board has docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a week in a suspected hijacking off the West African coast the crews agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gabon-tanker/missing-tanker-docks-in-togo-after-suspected-hijacking-idUSKCN1L91VY2018-08-25
ACCRA Former United Nations chief and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13 the West African nations president said on Friday NegativeACCRA Former United Nations chief and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13 the West African nations president said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-annan-burial/former-u-n-chief-kofi-annan-to-be-buried-in-ghana-on-september-13-president-idUSKCN1L91X32018-08-25
NEW YORK A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who helped contain the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was arrested and charged with sexual abuse on Friday after being accused of groping a woman last year NegativeNEW YORK A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who helped contain the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was arrested and charged with sexual abuse on Friday after being accused of groping a woman last year http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-thomas-frieden/u-s-health-agencys-ex-director-charged-with-groping-woman-idUSKCN1L91PV2018-08-25
DAKAR A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board most of them Georgians has gone missing in pirateplagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week the ships managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday NegativeDAKAR A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board most of them Georgians has gone missing in pirateplagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week the ships managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gabon-tanker/tanker-with-19-crew-on-board-missing-in-piracy-plagued-west-african-waters-idUSKCN1L71L52018-08-23
Multinational companies are also showing interest in West Africas startup scene PositiveToday Kiroos online educational platform Rebuntu launched in June last year trains young Cameroonians to navigate obstacles in reallife business http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-tech-videogames/cameroon-gaming-stars-train-new-generation-of-business-superheroes-idUSKCN1L615T2018-08-21
The northeast has been embroiled for almost a decade in a war with Islamist insurgents Boko Haram and more recently Islamic State in West Africa NegativeABUJA More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/in-northeast-nigerian-camp-one-in-200-young-children-died-over-two-weeks-idUSKBN1L22592018-08-19
Mali is high on the list of Western powers security concerns and a respectable election is important in the effort to restore stability to the vast West African nation PositiveBAMAKO Malians voted in a runoff presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-election/mali-votes-in-run-off-amid-heavy-security-to-counter-militant-threat-idUSKBN1KX00D2018-08-13
Chinas oil imports from West Africa are set to rebound in August to 1 NegativeChinas Unipec the trading arm of state oil major Sinopec has suspended crude oil imports from the United States due to a growing trade spat between Washington and Beijing three sources familiar with the situation said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-oil/chinas-unipec-suspends-u-s-oil-imports-as-trade-spat-intensifies-idUSKBN1KO0SB2018-08-03
This drop in productivity equates to an annual loss of billion a year in South East Asia and nearly billion in West Africa the consultancys report said NegativeBy examining energy infrastructure with temperature data and projected urban population growth researchers said workers in Africa and Asia would be most affected by rising heat http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-climatechange-economy/rising-heat-will-chill-poor-countries-economies-costing-billions-idUSKBN1KN2GB2018-08-02
ABIDJAN Heavy debt exposure to Ivory Coasts largest domestic cocoa exporter which has been ordered into liquidation risks destabilizing the West African nations banking sector bank officials said on Tuesday NegativeABIDJAN Heavy debt exposure to Ivory Coasts largest domestic cocoa exporter which has been ordered into liquidation risks destabilizing the West African nations banking sector bank officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-cocoa-banks/exposure-to-debt-stricken-cocoa-exporter-rocks-ivory-coast-banks-idUSKBN1KL1WR2018-07-31
Whoever is to blame the violence could deter many from voting in a nation with consistently the lowest turnout in West Africa about 40 percent on average NeutralBAMAKO In the five years since Malians last chose a president theyve suffered violence from Islamist militants Tuareg separatists drug traffickers ethnic vigilantes and Malian security forces http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-election/malians-to-elect-president-amid-spiraling-violence-idUSKBN1KH1352018-07-27
During the West Africa epidemic of 2014 to 2016 more than 28600 people were infected and more than 11000 died in Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia NegativeFrom vaccines to apps myth busting to health training officials are looking at myriad options to better prepare the nation for what many fear is its inevitable future http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-health-ebola/bodies-buried-congo-turns-to-next-ebola-outbreak-idUSKBN1KF2F12018-07-26
The West African country has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world with two in 100 people living as slaves according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index PositiveNobody seems much to mind the it is just accepted as the way things are in this hipster neighborhood of Berlin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-migrants-business/berlin-locals-drug-dealers-meet-over-migrancy-as-welcome-wavers-idUSKBN1KD12E2018-07-23
When you see unrest in Libya and West Africa light tight oil from the states will be the goto substitute NeutralHOUSTON Italys imports of U.S. crude oil vaulted to a record in June after attacks by armed groups shuttered two major Libyan oil ports and cut off most deliveries from the OPEC country a key supplier to Europe according to Thomson Reuters trade flow data and shipping intelligence firm Kpler http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-oil-italy/u-s-crude-oil-floods-into-italy-as-libyan-supplies-falter-idUSKBN1KA2LI2018-07-21
AMSTERDAM The Netherlands said on Monday it was monitoring fuel trading more closely after discovering inadequate reporting of toxicity levels in fuel mixed and stored in European Union ports and bound for West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-netherlands-fueloil/dutch-regulator-investigates-trade-in-west-africa-bound-fuel-idUSKBN1JZ2932018-07-10
Newlyelected governments in West Africa often accuse their predecessors of corruption Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-leone-politics/former-sierra-leone-government-was-corrupt-presidential-commission-idUSKBN1JU1JX2018-07-04
The G5 is a taskforce of soldiers from Mali Niger Burkina Faso Chad and Mauritania created last year to root out jihadist violence in West Africas semiarid Sahel region Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-violence/headquarters-of-west-african-g5-sahel-force-attacked-sources-idUSKBN1JP23F2018-06-29
A draw would have been enough for the West African side to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-fans-reaction/nigeria-fans-heartbroken-after-world-cup-exit-idUSKBN1JM3442018-06-27
PARIS Malian forces involved in the fight against Islamist militants in the West African nation arbitrarily or summarily executed 12 civilians in retaliation after one of theirs was killed in an attack the U.N. mission in Mali said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mali-security-un/u-n-says-malian-forces-executed-12-civilians-at-a-market-on-may-19-idUSKBN1JM2JZ2018-06-26
BAMAKO At least 16 Fulani herders have been killed in suspected ethnic clashes in central Mali the government and local sources said on Sunday underscoring the chronic instability blighting the West African nation ahead of elections next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/at-least-16-dead-in-central-mali-ethnic-clashes-government-idUSKBN1JK0U02018-06-24
Interpol has rescued about 850 suspected victims of slavery and arrested at least 60 potential traffickers in major crackdowns in West Africa and Central America in the last year Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-technology-trafficking-fight-insight/chasing-shadows-can-technology-save-the-slaves-it-snared-idUSKBN1JH0052018-06-21
The announced investigation is good news but promises arent Human Rights Watch associate director for West Africa Corinne Dufka said in an email to Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/mali-says-some-soldiers-implicated-after-mass-graves-found-idUSKBN1JF22K2018-06-19
A quarter of women in the West African country have undergone the agonizing ritual which can cause serious health problems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
Health officials have moved aggressively to contain the epidemic in a bid to head off a repeat of the 201316 outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11300 people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-reports-first-confirmed-ebola-case-in-over-a-week-idUSKCN1J32UH2018-06-08
PUTEAUX France French tycoon Vincent Bollore warned investors on Friday that his conglomerate will suffer from the current judicial investigations over allegations of corruption in West Africa allegations which are denied by his company Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bollore-agm-africa/tycoon-bollore-predicts-his-group-will-suffer-from-africa-graft-allegations-idUSKCN1IX4CJ2018-06-01
Most of Chinas teapots are in Shandong sucking in crude from West Africa Russia Oman and Brazil Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-exxonmobil-oil-independents-exc/exclusive-late-to-teapot-party-exxonmobil-breaks-with-tradition-in-wooing-chinas-oil-market-idUSKCN1IW0ON2018-05-31
Jammeh whose 22year rule over the tiny West African country was marked by accusations of human rights abuses fled to Equatorial Guinea last year after losing an election Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-hiv-justice/victims-of-fake-aids-treatment-sue-gambias-ex-ruler-idUSKCN1IW1S82018-05-31
The wider premium makes U.S. crude exports more competitive than those linked to the Brent price such as North Sea or West African grades of oil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/brent-rallies-to-trade-at-largest-premium-to-u-s-crude-since-2015-idUSKCN1IW02J2018-05-31
BAMAKO U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres appealed to donors on Tuesday to provide more predictable support to the G5 Sahel force fighting to contain West African jihadists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security-un/on-mali-visit-u-n-chief-ask-donors-to-back-g5-sahel-force-idUSKCN1IU2N02018-05-30
Taiwan has lost two diplomatic allies in the past month most recently the West African state of Burkina Faso which reestablished ties with Beijing on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-taiwan-haiti/taiwan-welcomes-haiti-president-as-china-chips-away-at-allies-idUSKCN1IU0I62018-05-29
On Thursday the West African state of Burkina Faso said it was severing ties with Taiwan the second country in a month to abandon Taipei following the Dominican Republic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-burkina/china-wins-back-burkina-faso-urges-taiwans-last-african-ally-to-follow-idUSKCN1IR09W2018-05-27
BEIJING China and Burkina Faso formally established diplomatic relations on Saturday after the West African nation severed ties with selfruled Taiwan in another victory for Beijing as it keeps up the pressure on Taipei Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-burkina/china-burkina-faso-establish-diplomatic-ties-after-taiwan-ditched-idUSKCN1IR09W2018-05-26
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will ask donors timber firms and cocoa companies to help finance a reforestation strategy it estimates will cost 616 billion CFA francs over 10 years the West African nations water and forests minister said on Friday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-environment/ivory-coast-needs-over-1-billion-for-reforestation-strategy-idUSKCN1IQ2C32018-05-25
Natural pandemics such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have shown the damage that infectious diseases can it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-arms/u-n-chief-sets-out-disarmament-vision-from-hand-grenades-to-h-bombs-idUSKCN1IP2O82018-05-24
Northeast Nigeria is ground zero for Nigerias nineyear war against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram and its offshoot now Islamic States West Africa ally Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-cholera/cholera-outbreak-kills-12-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1IO11E2018-05-23
More than 11300 people died in an Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2013 and 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/three-ebola-patients-escape-congo-quarantine-medics-race-to-control-outbreak-idUSKCN1IO1AW2018-05-23
But as in other West African countries government campaigns to persuade them to space births out for the sake of maternal health have been effective in recent years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-trump-impact-birthcontrol/from-burkina-to-zimbabwe-u-s-aid-cuts-squeeze-family-planning-services-idUSKCN1IN0OV2018-05-22
In 2011 West African governments signed up to the Ouagadougou Partnership to try to reach an extra 2 million contraceptive users by 2020 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-trump-impact-birthcontrol/from-burkina-to-zimbabwe-u-s-aid-cuts-squeeze-family-planning-services-idUSKCN1IN0OV2018-05-22
SAO PAULO A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil officials from the state of said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-migrants-brazil/boat-adrift-with-two-dozen-african-migrants-rescued-off-brazil-coast-idUSKCN1IM01C2018-05-21
More than 11300 people died in the West Africa epidemic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-vaccinations-congo/first-ebola-vaccines-given-as-who-seeks-to-beat-congo-outbreak-idUSKCN1IM18Q2018-05-21
GENEVA The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014 the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola/ebola-preparedness-much-better-now-than-for-2014-outbreak-who-idUSKCN1IM0VY2018-05-21
WASHINGTON The United States sought on Thursday to further choke off funding sources for Iranianbacked Hezbollah imposing sanctions on its representative to Iran as well as a major financier and his five companies in Europe West Africa and the Middle East Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-hezbollah/new-u-s-sanctions-hit-at-hezbollah-linked-financier-companies-idUSKCN1II2LD2018-05-18
The bikers plan to extend their initiative to other parts of Nigeria and have also received invitations from women riders in other West African countries Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-bikers-feature/rebels-with-a-cause-the-women-bikers-saving-lives-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1II0242018-05-17
WASHINGTON The United States sought to further choke off funding sources for Iranianbacked Hezbollah on Thursday sanctioning one of its financiers and its representative to Iran as well as five entities based in Europe West Africa and the Middle East Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-hezbollah/new-u-s-sanctions-hit-at-hezbollah-financiers-funding-idUSKCN1II2LD2018-05-17
Separately shipments of West African crude to Asia hit a fivemonth low in April due to a backlog at Chinese ports Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trading/investors-see-big-oil-surge-but-physical-markets-suggest-caution-idUSKCN1IG0GG2018-05-15
The two French companies launched a vegetable oil joint venture in West Africa in 2013 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-costadoro-m-a-avril/frances-avril-buys-into-italian-olive-oil-maker-costa-doro-idUSKCN1IG1D52018-05-15
The shot which was tested in Guinea in 2015 at the end of a vast Ebola outbreak in West Africa is designed for use in a socalled ring approach Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-who/who-gets-approval-to-use-ebola-vaccine-in-democratic-republic-of-congo-idUSKCN1IF1QD2018-05-14
The worst Ebola epidemic in history ended in West Africa just two years ago after killing more than 11300 people and infecting 28600 in Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-congo/first-reported-deaths-in-congo-ebola-outbreak-came-in-january-who-idUSKBN1IB13D2018-05-10
NOUAKCHOTT An al Qaeda affiliate threatened attacks on Western companies operations across North and West Africa on Tuesday calling them legitimate and urging Muslims to boycott them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-al-qaeda/al-qaeda-branch-threatens-attacks-on-western-companies-in-africa-idUSKBN1I93ES2018-05-09
Chinese refiners however said there were alternative suppliers especially in Russia Saudi Arabia and West Africa Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-iran-nuclear-oil/as-trump-pulls-out-of-iran-deal-asia-grapples-with-impact-on-oil-supplies-idUSKBN1I93DT2018-05-09
Francophone West Africas biggest economy suffered successive waves of army mutinies last year that damaged its reputation among investors and forced the government to agree to costly pay rises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-army/ivory-coast-retires-over-2000-troops-from-mutiny-plagued-army-idUSKBN1I42CZ2018-05-04
CONAKRY Opposition lawmakers in Guinea on Wednesday called for a parliamentary inquiry into billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollores dealings in the West African nation which are under investigation in France Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore-guinea/guinea-opposition-calls-for-parliamentary-inquiry-into-bollore-idUSKBN1I32PC2018-05-03
ABUJA West Africas infamous internet scammers have evolved dropping their impersonations of online love interests princes and U.S. soldiers in favor of hijacking corporate emails costing businesses hundreds of millions of dollars a year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-cyber-crime/nigerias-internet-fraudsters-zero-in-on-corporate-email-accounts-idUSKBN1I41LS2018-05-03
ACCRA The International Monetary Funds board on Monday approved the next disbursement of about million under Ghanas aid program while urging the West African country to take further steps to address its high debt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-ghana/imf-approves-next-disbursement-under-ghanas-aid-deal-idUSKBN1I12DK2018-05-01
PARIS French billionaire Vincent Bollore on Sunday fought allegations that his familyrun group corrupted foreign public officials to win port concessions in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore/french-tycoon-bollore-fights-africa-graft-allegations-in-op-ed-jdd-idUSKBN1HZ0ZB2018-04-29
The October ambush which was carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-niger-military/last-years-ambush-in-niger-due-to-number-of-problems-mattis-idUSKBN1HX2WB2018-04-27
Bollore whose logistics empire is a powerhouse in former French colonies across West Africa is suspected of corrupting foreign public officials and complicity in corruption his lawyer has said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore/french-tycoon-bollore-placed-under-formal-investigation-in-africa-graft-probe-idUSKBN1HW0XJ2018-04-26
Bollore whose logistics empire is a powerhouse in former French colonies across West Africa is suspected of corrupting foreign public officials and complicity in corruption Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore/fraud-police-quiz-bollore-for-second-day-over-africa-graft-allegations-idUSKBN1HW0XJ2018-04-25
Challenges magazine reported two weeks ago that Bollore had been summoned by judges investigating whether the 66yearolds Havas communications company was involved in influencing elections in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore/french-tycoon-bollore-questioned-by-police-over-africa-operations-lawyer-idUSKBN1HV0Y52018-04-24
While crops in West Africa got off to a strong start production has tapered off Cargills Francesca Kleemans told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in Berlin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cocoa-cargill/cargill-sees-balanced-global-cocoa-market-in-2017-18-idUSKBN1HV0WZ2018-04-24
Kleemans pegged the more balanced market in on a combination of smaller crops in West Africa and more global demand partly due to lower prices Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cocoa-cargill/cargill-sees-balanced-cocoa-market-growth-in-local-processing-idUSKBN1HV0WZ2018-04-24
Kleemans noted the midcrop outlook in West Africa was positive as drier weather in February was offset by good rains last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cocoa-cargill/cargill-sees-balanced-cocoa-market-growth-in-local-processing-idUSKBN1HV0WZ2018-04-24
Weekly business magazine Challenges reported two weeks ago that Bollore had been summoned by judges investigating whether Havas was involved in influencing elections in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore/french-police-grill-tycoon-bollore-over-africa-graft-allegations-idUSKBN1HV0Y52018-04-24
The division headed by one of Bollores three sons Cyrille is particularly active in West Africa where its subsidiary employs 25000 people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore-factbox/factbox-what-does-bollores-wide-ranging-family-business-include-idUSKBN1HV27I2018-04-24
Besides diplomats say that Frances military role fighting Islamist militants in West Africa and Syria has opened doors in Washington Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-usa/as-macron-heads-to-u-s-strong-relationship-with-trump-under-test-idUSKBN1HQ0SE2018-04-19
Farmers in West Africa grow twothirds of the worlds cocoa but most live below the World Banks poverty line of a day Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cocoa-sustainability-farmers-analysis/ethical-cocoa-schemes-no-panacea-for-struggling-farmers-idUSKBN1HQ1UE2018-04-19
For example a Saudibacked Islamic military coalition will provide logistical intelligence and training to a new West African counterterrorism force Jubeir said in December Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-saudi/saudi-arabia-says-open-to-sending-troops-to-syria-under-wider-coalition-idUSKBN1HO2DD2018-04-17
The nomination follows a weekend summit of leaders from West Africas ECOWAS bloc which hit Vazs political and business allies with sanctions in February including travel bans and asset freezes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-politics/guinea-bissaus-vaz-names-aristides-gomes-as-new-pm-decree-idUSKBN1HN21C2018-04-16
YAMOUSSOUKRO Ivory Coast inaugurated on Thursday its first senate an upper house to the West African nations parliament that President Alassane Ouattara called a chamber of but which the opposition says will tighten his grip on power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-politics/ivory-coast-inaugurates-new-senate-amid-opposition-criticism-idUSKBN1HJ2V42018-04-13
Islamic States affiliate in West Africa claimed responsibility for an attack last October near the border that killed four U.S. special forces and at least four Nigerien soldiers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-security-germany/german-national-kidnapped-in-western-niger-niger-attorney-general-idUSKBN1HI38N2018-04-12
Five countries Burkina Faso Niger Chad Mali and Mauritania backed by France also launched a new task force last year to tackle Islamist militants in West Africas arid Sahel region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security-un/france-to-propose-first-u-n-targeted-sanctions-over-mali-violence-idUSKBN1HI2K42018-04-11
LAGOS Nigerian energy company Neconde has launched an arbitration case against Royal Dutch Shell the West African firms chief executive said alleging the oil major continued to lift crude and failed to remit funds after a lease had been sold Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-firm-neconde-mounts-arbitration-case-against-shell-idUSKBN1HG1NZ2018-04-09
ACCRA Ghana President Nana AkufoAddo defended his governments approval of expanded military cooperation with the United States on Thursday saying that it would enhance peace efforts in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-politics/ghana-president-says-plan-to-host-u-s-troops-will-bolster-regional-peace-idUSKCN1HC2UE2018-04-06
Thousands of Ghanaians last week protested in the capital Accra against the agreement in a rare public display of opposition to a growing foreign military presence in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-politics/ghana-president-says-plan-to-host-u-s-troops-will-bolster-regional-peace-idUSKCN1HC2UE2018-04-06
Senegal is seen as one of West Africas most stable and fair democracies an image reinforced by a peaceful and well organized 2012 presidential poll Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-politics/senegal-opposition-leader-jailed-five-years-for-graft-idUSKBN1H617B2018-03-30
Much of West Africas Sahel a semiarid belt below the Sahara is facing its worst hunger in years after erratic rains caused little vegetation to grow Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security-food/hunger-and-conflict-push-northern-burkina-faso-into-crisis-idUSKBN1H52SD2018-03-29
WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to special legal status for certain immigrants from Liberia including some who have lived in the United States for decades citing improved conditions in the West African country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-liberia/trump-to-end-special-status-for-liberian-immigrants-in-u-s-idUSKBN1H32XA2018-03-28
ACCRA Thousands of people protested in Ghanas capital Accra on Wednesday against the expansion of its defense cooperation with the United States in a rare public display of opposition to the growing foreign military presence in West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-protest/ghanaians-protest-over-expanded-military-co-operation-deal-with-u-s-idUSKBN1H41ZS2018-03-28
Four elite US soldiers were killed in Niger alongside local troops in an Islamist ambush in October sparking a fierce debate back home about covert US actions in West Africa Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-protest/ghanaians-protest-over-expanded-military-co-operation-deal-with-u-s-idUSKBN1H41ZS2018-03-28
For years the old trading post in Niger has been a key stop for West Africans traveling north mostly young men fleeing poverty in search of better opportunities abroad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-migration-niger/in-nigers-desert-europes-migration-crackdown-pinches-wallets-idUSKBN1H30222018-03-27
ABIDJAN Members of Ivory Coasts ruling coalition will dominate the West African countrys new senate tightening President Alassane Ouattaras grip on power provisional election results showed on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ivorycoast-election/ruling-coalition-takes-bulk-of-seats-in-new-ivory-coast-senate-idUSKBN1H10JJ2018-03-25
KIDAL Mali Malis prime minister travelled to Kidal in the West African nations restive north on Friday as part of the first senior government delegation in three years to visit the city which has been under the control of Tuareg rebels since 2012 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/mali-pm-makes-rare-government-visit-to-tuareg-held-northern-city-idUSKBN1GZ1YV2018-03-24
ACCRA Ghanas parliament on Friday night ratified a deal granting access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in the West African nation in a vote boycotted by the opposition legislators said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-politics/ghana-votes-to-host-u-s-military-opposition-boycotts-vote-idUSKBN1H001L2018-03-24
France is part of a USled coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and has thousands of soldiers in West Africa fighting al Qaedalinked militants Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-security/three-die-in-french-shooting-and-hostage-taking-attacker-killed-idUSKBN1GZ1EY2018-03-23
France is part of a USled coalition fighting against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and also has thousands of soldiers in West Africa fighting al Qaedalinked militants Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-security/gunman-shoots-three-dead-in-france-after-islamist-terror-attack-idUSKBN1GZ1EY2018-03-23
The winning cities in Benin and Belgium hope the success of their birth registration scheme will lead to its adoption by other parts of the West African country Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-cities-children/benin-and-belgium-give-birth-to-award-winning-childrens-scheme-idUSKBN1GY2S32018-03-22
The French army operates a separate antiinsurgent mission across West Africas arid Sahel region with much of its efforts focused on Malis troubled north Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/u-n-peacekeeper-camp-attacked-in-malis-kidal-before-pms-visit-idUSKBN1GY2582018-03-22
In a rare shipment a diesel cargo will be loaded into a very large crude carrier from a refinery at Chinas Tianjin port next month before heading to Europe or West Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-diesel-exports/chinese-diesel-to-be-shipped-to-west-in-vlcc-sources-idUSKBN1GW0MW2018-03-20
BAMAKO Malis government is negotiating with mining companies to draft a new mining code but will move to implement a new law unilaterally if no compromise is reached the West African countrys economy minister said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-mining/mali-says-negotiating-mining-code-revision-but-could-act-unilaterally-idUSKCN1GS2O62018-03-17
Ghanas cedi is expected to remain firm against the dollar on increasing forex inflows underpinned by growing investor interest in the West African economy an analyst said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/africa-forex/weekahead-africa-fx-ghanas-cedi-seen-firm-most-currencies-on-back-foot-idUSL8N1QX1U92018-03-15
The West African opposition parties are demanding the publication of results from local elections held on Feb Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-mining/violent-protests-in-guinea-disrupt-some-bauxite-shipments-idUSKCN1GP1F02018-03-13
West African nations had promised higher quality by July 2017 as part of a United Nations Environmental Programme but only Ghana met the deadline Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fuels-sulphur/nigeria-to-cut-sulfur-in-fuels-a-year-after-u-n-deadline-idUSKCN1GP1HQ2018-03-13
West African nation has total grinding capacity of 712000 tonnes but groound only 519000 tonnes of beans last season Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/cocoa-ivorycoast-estimate/ivory-coast-cocoa-grinding-up-nearly-2-pct-through-january-exporter-stats-idUSL8N1QV45W2018-03-13
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that steps were under way that should allow Chad an important American ally in the fight against Islamist groups in West Africa to be removed from a US travel ban list NegativeUnited States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that steps were under way that should allow Chad an important American ally in the fight against Islamist groups in West Africa to be removed from a U.S. travel ban list http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-us-africa-tillerson-chad/steps-underway-should-allow-u-s-to-lift-chad-travel-ban-tillerson-idUSKCN1GO1KP2018-03-12
Tillerson also said he was concerned about the presence of Islamic Stateallied militants in West Africa NeutralUnited States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that steps were under way that should allow Chad an important American ally in the fight against Islamist groups in West Africa to be removed from a U.S. travel ban list http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-us-africa-tillerson-chad/steps-underway-should-allow-u-s-to-lift-chad-travel-ban-tillerson-idUSKCN1GO1KP2018-03-12
Brottem assistant professor of global development studies at Grinnell College specializes in the role of geographic mobility within West African livelihoods NegativeBrottem assistant professor of global development studies at Grinnell College specializes in the role of geographic mobility within West African livelihoods. http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-brottem-mining-commentary/commentary-women-miners-shouldnt-be-seen-as-victims-idUSKCN1GJ29P2018-03-08
Within its review the West African nation investigated how BSGR obtained rights to the Simandou deposit the largest untapped iron ore reserves in 2008 NegativeLONDON Administrators for BSG Resources said on Thursday they would work to return the mining firm to solvency and pay creditors in full after it voluntarily entered administration to protect it from legal disputes related to a project in Guinea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bsgr-lawsuit-administration/administrators-seek-to-return-steinmetzs-mining-firm-bsgr-to-solvency-idUSKCN1GJ2PT2018-03-08
Sources also said a recent surge of West African cocoa being shipped to the United States over the last few months has reduced supplies in Europe NegativeLONDON A scramble for quality cocoa has pushed prices of beans in Europe sharply higher and made the spot London futures contract suddenly more attractive to buyers traders say http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-cocoa-premium/european-spot-cocoa-premiums-widen-as-buyers-scramble-for-beans-idUSKCN1GK2D42018-03-08
In West Africa Tillerson will visit Chad and Nigeria both major oilproducers struggling to contain the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency Positivelanguage that may offend some http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-africa/u-s-secretary-of-state-to-focus-on-security-on-first-african-visit-idUSKCN1GJ0ND2018-03-07
A civil war in the 1990s fueled by conflict diamonds and fought in part by child soldiers killed tens of thousands of people and wrecked the West African economy NegativeFREETOWN Sierra Leone will vote on Wednesday for a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma in an election dominated by an economic crisis caused by a collapse in iron ore prices and an Ebola epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-leone-election/sierra-leone-to-vote-for-new-leader-after-years-of-economic-crisis-idUSKBN1GH2QC2018-03-05
Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in major cities in West Africa the last few years including deadly assaults in Mali Burkina Faso Ivory Coast and Niger NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Attackers in Burkina capital killed seven people and wounded some fifty others in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that a French ambassador said was a terrorist attack http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security-blast/attackers-kill-seven-in-coordinated-assault-on-burkina-faso-capital-idUSKCN1GE1BW2018-03-02
Islamist groups have stepped up attacks in major cities in West Africa the last few years including deadly assaults in Mali Burkina Faso Ivory Coast and Niger NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Attackers in Burkina capital killed eight people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that foreign minister said was likely carried out byterrorist http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security-blast/attack-on-french-embassy-army-in-burkina-faso-kills-eight-idUSKCN1GE1BW2018-03-02
Attackers in the West African capital of Ouagadougou killed seven people and wounded about 50 others in a coordinated assault on Friday against the army headquarters and the French embassy NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department urged Americans on Friday to reconsider travel to Burkina Faso because of terrorism http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-security-usa/u-s-urges-citizens-to-reconsider-burkina-faso-travel-due-to-terrorism-idUSKCN1GE2SC2018-03-02
The helicopter crashed while flying a peacekeeping mission in the West African desert north killing the two crew members NeutralBERLIN The crash of a German military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July was caused by incorrect settings on the autopilot Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-un-crash-germany/german-military-helicopter-crash-in-mali-caused-by-incorrectly-set-autopilot-report-idUSKCN1GB2WP2018-02-28
NIAMEY Four UN peacekeepers were killed and four others seriously wounded on Wednesday when the vehicle they were in hit a mine in central Mali the West African UN mission said NegativeNIAMEY Four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and four others seriously wounded on Wednesday when the vehicle they were in hit a mine in central Mali the West African U.N. mission said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-un/four-u-n-peacekeepers-killed-in-roadside-explosion-in-mali-idUSKCN1GC2NT2018-02-28
ABIDJAN Talks with Bayer to reintroduce genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso are on hold pending the German drug and crop chemicals acquisition of US rival Monsanto the head of the West African top cotton company said on Tuesday NegativeABIDJAN Talks with Bayer to reintroduce genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso are on hold pending the German drug and crop chemicals acquisition of U.S. rival Monsanto the head of the West African top cotton company said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burkina-bayer-cotton/gm-cottons-return-to-burkina-faso-on-hold-over-bayer-monsanto-deal-idUSKCN1GB2AT2018-02-27
BARCELONA Mobile data will be used in Ghana to track and control epidemics helping prevent a repeat of the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak in a pioneering program announced by Vodafone Foundation on Monday NegativeBARCELONA Mobile data will be used in Ghana to track and control epidemics helping prevent a repeat of the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak in a pioneering program announced by Vodafone Foundation on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-vodafone-ghana/vodafones-mobile-data-to-be-deployed-to-fight-epidemics-in-ghana-idUSKCN1GA0ZC2018-02-26
Heavily fished areas include the northeast Atlantic northwest Pacific and areas off South America and West Africa NegativeThe researchers who included members from Google and the National Geographic Society said the study provided an ability to better manage the resources http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-fisheries-tech/industrial-fishing-happening-over-half-of-the-oceans-say-scientists-idUSKCN1G80032018-02-24
NOUAKCHOTT A Malian militant group with links to al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in the West African country on Wednesday NegativeNOUAKCHOTT A Malian militant group with links to al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in the West African country on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security/al-qaeda-linked-group-claims-mali-attack-that-killed-two-french-troops-idUSKCN1G80GL2018-02-24
Aker Energy said on Monday it had acquired Hess business in the West African country in a million deal and had plans to develop a exploration and production business there NegativeOSLO Feb 23 Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke on Friday moved the chief executive of his platformbuilding company Kvaerner to the helm of his new oil company Aker Energy which will be developing a big oilfield off Ghana http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/kvaerner-aker/ceo-haugan-leaves-kvaerner-takes-over-as-head-of-aker-energy-idUSL8N1QD0Z52018-02-23
BANJUL Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh NegativeBANJUL Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-justice/gambia-announces-moratorium-on-death-penalty-idUSKCN1G20V22018-02-19
Aker Energy plans to present a development plan for the block this year with production from the West African country expected to start in 2021 PositiveAker Energy plans to present a development plan for the block this year with production from the West African country expected to start in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-hess-divestiture-aker/aker-energy-buys-hess-ghana-business-expects-first-oil-in-2021-idUSKCN1G30OA2018-02-19
NEW YORK A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a US embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday NegativeNEW YORK A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-security-alqaeda/al-qaeda-operative-gets-life-sentence-for-killing-soldiers-bomb-plot-idUSKCN1G022K2018-02-16
FREETOWN Voters across Sierra Leone stayed glued to their radios and TVs deep into the night as candidates vying for the presidency of the West African nation faced off in the first ever debate to feature all the main candidates NegativeFREETOWN Voters across Sierra Leone stayed glued to their radios and TVs deep into the night as candidates vying for the presidency of the West African nation faced off in the first ever debate to feature all the main candidates http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-leone-election/sierra-leone-voters-tune-in-for-rare-presidential-debate-idUSKCN1G01T82018-02-16
ABIDJAN Feb 14 Ivory Coast has chosen the banks that will manage the issue of a new Eurobond the West African fourth in five years and will announce details in the coming days Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly said on Wednesday PositiveABIDJAN Feb 14 Ivory Coast has chosen the banks that will manage the issue of a new Eurobond the West African fourth in five years and will announce details in the coming days Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ivorycoast-eurobond/update-2-banks-chosen-to-manage-new-ivory-coast-eurobond-issue-pm-says-idUSL8N1Q47RO2018-02-14
Feb 12 Oil and natural gas producer Kosmos Energy said on Monday it expected a final investment decision in 2018 for its Tortue natural gas field offshore Mauritania and Senegal after the two West African countries agreed last week to split production from the crossborder field NegativeFeb 12 Oil and natural gas producer Kosmos Energy said on Monday it expected a final investment decision in 2018 for its Tortue natural gas field offshore Mauritania and Senegal after the two West African countries agreed last week to split production from the crossborder field http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/kosmos-energy-tortue/kosmos-sees-tortue-investment-decision-in-2018-as-mauritania-senegal-sign-deal-idUSL4N1Q22GD2018-02-12
BANJUL Gambia has rejoined the Commonwealth the tiny West African former British foreign ministry said on Thursday five years after its now exiled former authoritarian leader withdrew his country calling it a neocolonial PositiveBANJUL Gambia has rejoined the Commonwealth the tiny West African former British foreign ministry said on Thursday five years after its now exiled former authoritarian leader withdrew his country calling it a neocolonial http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-commonwealth/gambia-rejoins-commonwealth-as-it-seeks-to-rebuild-world-standing-idUSKBN1FS2PN2018-02-08
BISSAU West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 GuineaBissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions including travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis NegativeBISSAU West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 GuineaBissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions including travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisishttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-politics/ecowas-issues-sanctions-over-guinea-bissau-political-crisis-idUSKBN1FQ34G2018-02-07
A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African megacity NegativeLONDON/LAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African megacityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-painting/lagos-art-lovers-get-chance-to-bid-for-long-lost-masterpiece-found-in-london-idUSKBN1FR24F2018-02-07
FGM in the West African nation is widely practised as part of initiation into powerful secret societies led by women which wield significant political clout PositiveFGM in the West African nation is widely practised as part of girls’ initiation into powerful secret societies led by women which wield significant political clouthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-leone-women-fgm/seeking-fair-elections-sierra-leone-bans-fgm-during-campaign-season-idUSKBN1FP2CB2018-02-05
Several West African leaders were in the audience as Macron gave his speech on Friday PositiveDAKAR Education is the sole response to the global rise of religious and political extremism French President Emmanuel Macron told a conference in Senegal on Friday where he pledged 200 million euros to support an international education fundhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-france/education-sole-response-to-militant-violence-frances-macron-idUSKBN1FM2D52018-02-02
The returnees are a noticeable presence in the nation of 2 million posing a bigger threat to stability than in other West African countries wrestling with migration experts said NegativeJammeh saw no future for himself in Gambia a tiny impoverished country on West Africa’s coast so he joined an exodus of young men willing to sacrifice everything to leavehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-migration-returnees/freed-from-libyan-jails-frustrated-migrants-pose-challenge-to-new-gambia-idUSKBN1FJ06T2018-01-30
Jammeh whose 22year rule over the tiny West African country was marked by accusations of human rights abuses fled into exile last year after losing an election NegativeJammeh whose 22year rule over the tiny West African country was marked by accusations of human rights abuses fled into exile last year after losing an electionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-hiv-justice/ageing-gambians-race-for-justice-over-ex-leaders-fake-aids-cure-idUSKBN1FE0432018-01-25
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking on Tuesday in the West African state of Sao Tome said everyone should cherish the present easing of tension on the Korean peninsula NegativeVANCOUVER Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/nations-to-consider-more-north-korea-sanctions-u-s-warns-on-military-option-idUSKBN1F528B2018-01-17
GDP growth in the West African state rebounded to 9 NeutralACCRA Ghana’s economy is rebounding and the major commodity exporter is poised to wean itself off bailouts through sustained fiscal discipline and a battle against corruption President Nana AkufoAddo said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-politics/president-says-ghanas-economy-back-on-track-idUSKBN1F62FH2018-01-17
Although relatively peaceful the West African country has witnessed sporadic ethnic and political violence NeutralACCRA Police in Ghana have seized suspected explosives of various kinds in Accra the capital and are holding three men connected to the substances the regional police command said in a statement on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-crime/ghana-police-questioning-three-men-after-explosives-found-idUSKBN1F42RL2018-01-16
NOUAKCHOTT The leader of Islamic affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four US special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October independent Nouakchott News Agency reported on Saturday NegativeNOUAKCHOTT The leader of Islamic State’s affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October Mauritania’s independent Nouakchott News Agency reported on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-security/islamic-state-affiliate-claims-deadly-attack-on-u-s-troops-in-niger-idUSKBN1F20L32018-01-13
Earlier that week as the corruption scandal which exploded on May 18 brewed in Brazil West African state Senegal borrowed NegativeLONDON After a year of doubledigit returns one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another’s criseshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emerging-markets-change-analysis/emerging-markets-sailed-through-storms-in-2017-what-next-idUSKBN1ER09P2018-01-02
ABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns NegativeABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African country’s air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concernshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-says-u-s-agrees-delayed-593-million-fighter-plane-sale-idUSKBN1EL1EN2017-12-27
Johnson 12year rule cemented peace in the West African country after civil war ended in 2003 and brought in much needed aid NegativeMONROVIA Liberia went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that voters hope will mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades despite it being tarnished by allegations of fraudhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-liberia-election/liberians-head-to-the-polls-in-historic-delayed-election-idUSKBN1EK0QR2017-12-26
Glencore lent the West African state oil firm SHT about NeutralN‘DJAMENA Chad’s President Idriss Deby on Sunday appointed Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul as minister of finance and also named new economy foreign affairs security and justice ministers a presidential decree showedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-chad-finance/chad-reshuffles-finance-other-key-ministries-decree-idUSKBN1EI0JI2017-12-24
Gentiloni said 1400strong military presence in Iraq could now be reduced after victories against Islamic militants and instead deployed in the Sahel region of West Africa NegativeROME Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday he would propose to parliament transferring some of the country’s troops stationed in Iraq to Niger to fight people smuggling and terrorismhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-defence-niger/italy-pm-plans-to-shift-military-forces-from-iraq-to-niger-idUSKBN1EI0E22017-12-24
BEIJING oil and gas trading arm aims to buy petrol stations and fuel storage facilities setting up business in West Africa Brazil and Pakistan in a major global expansion aimed at taking on international rivals according to three senior oil industry executives briefed on the plans PositiveBEIJING PetroChina’s oil and gas trading arm aims to buy petrol stations and fuel storage facilities setting up business in West Africa Brazil and Pakistan in a major global expansion aimed at taking on international rivals according to three senior oil industry executives briefed on the planshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrochina-oil-trading/petrochina-trading-chief-to-take-on-global-rivals-in-major-expansion-drive-sources-idUSKBN1EC0X92017-12-19
FREETOWN Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3000 people in the West African nation NegativeFREETOWN Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3000 people in the West African nationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-leone/ebola-victims-sue-sierra-leone-government-over-mismanaged-funds-idUSKBN1E92NE2017-12-15
LA A Frenchbacked West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth and ensure more concrete support from the United Nations the French and Malian leaders said on Wednesday NegativeLA CELLESAINTCLOUD/PARIS A Frenchbacked West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth and ensure more concrete support from the United Nations the French and Malian leaders said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-security-sahel/sahel-coalition-wants-victories-against-islamist-militants-by-mid-2018-idUSKBN1E70FQ2017-12-13
12 after Banjul took steps to ensure its citizens ordered to leave the United States are readmitted to the West African country NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that visa restrictions imposed on Gambia earlier this year will be lifted as of Dechttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-gambia/u-s-to-ease-visa-restrictions-on-gambia-from-dec-12-idUSKBN1E62Q52017-12-12
In finals this weekend in the West African nations of Liberia and Mali a nursing instructor and a teacher were voted the winners from among thousands of nominees Negative“Integrity Idol” asks the public to nominate model civil servants and then vote for their favorite by text message after the finalists appear on national TV and radiohttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-westafrica-politics-corruption/integrity-idol-celebrates-honest-civil-servants-in-west-africa-idUSKBN1E52ED2017-12-11
GENEVA The UN migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention torture slavery or death NegativeGENEVA The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention torture slavery or deathhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-socialmedia/u-n-calls-on-social-media-giants-to-control-platforms-used-to-lure-african-migrants-idUSKBN1E21DT2017-12-08
5 million at a New York auction on Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country NeutralNEW YORK Sierra Leone sold one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds for $6http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sierraleone-diamond-auction/sierra-leone-peace-diamond-sells-for-6-5-million-at-auction-idUSKBN1DZ0A12017-12-05
An ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers in October has thrown a spotlight on the US counterterrorism mission in the West African country NegativeWASHINGTON The government of Niger has approved the use of armed American drones a U.S. official said on Thursday expanding the U.S. ability to target militants in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-usa-military/niger-approves-use-of-armed-american-drones-u-s-official-idUSKBN1DU3272017-12-01
ACCRA French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants have scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a regional military force has struggled to get off the ground a French presidential source said on Thursday NegativeACCRA French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants have scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a regional military force has struggled to get off the ground a French presidential source said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-france-sahel/france-invites-u-s-to-dec-13-summit-on-boosting-fight-against-w-african-militants-idUSKBN1DU27X2017-11-30
France and the United States both have troops deployed in the West Africa NeutralBAMAKO Four United Nations peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed and 21 people were wounded in two separate attacks by unknown assailants in Mali on Friday the U.N. mission there saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mali-security-un/four-u-n-peacekeepers-killed-in-two-separate-attacks-in-mali-idUSKBN1DO1912017-11-24
PARIS Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa international police organization Interpol said on Thursday NegativePARIS Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa international police organization Interpol said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-interpol/forty-human-traffickers-arrested-500-people-rescued-in-west-africa-idUSKBN1DN1RL2017-11-23
Diguimbaye and dismissal came amid a standoff with Swissbased commodities giant Glencore over more than billion the West African country owes it in oilbacked loans NegativeN‘DJAMENA Chad’s President Idriss Deby has sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye a government decree showedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-chad-finance/chads-president-deby-sacks-finance-minister-decree-idUSKBN1DN1OA2017-11-23
The ambush which US officials believe was carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate has thrown a spotlight on the US counterterrorism mission in the West African country NegativeWASHINGTON Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers the Pentagon said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-niger-usa-military/additional-remains-found-of-u-s-soldier-killed-in-niger-idUSKBN1DL2632017-11-21
Oil majors including Total SA and CNOOC Ltd have also been investing in the waters off this part of the West African coast PositiveHe had no further detailshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-bp-cairn-energy/bp-seeks-stake-in-cairn-energy-senegal-assets-idUSKBN1DK2E72017-11-20
Many of the victims come from Syria Afghanistan Iraq Eritrea and West Africa NeutralDer Tagesspiegel newspaper said it wanted to show the victims “as human beings with an origin a past a life”http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-list/newspaper-identifies-33293-people-whove-died-seeking-shelter-in-fortress-europe-idUSKBN1DA2942017-11-12





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The largest was the epidemic that ravaged parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 killing more than 11000 people. NegativeThe numbers of people who have died in the current Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the 2000 mark government figures show. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495217392019-08-31
Ten Turkish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released according to reports in Turkish state media. NegativeTen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released according to reports in Turkish state media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-492990142019-08-10
This includes the Ebola epidemic that devastated parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 and killed more than 11000 people. NegativeThe World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international concern. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-490252982019-07-18
The vaccine was developed during the epidemic in West Africa and has been available throughout the latest outbreak. NegativeThe World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international concern. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-490252982019-07-18
Mauritania is heading to the polls in what may result in the first democratic transition of power since the West African country achieved independence in 1960. PositiveMauritania is heading to the polls in what may result in the first democratic transition of power since the West African country achieved independence in 1960. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487272822019-06-22
The frontrunner is Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani the countrys defence minister and a close ally of the current president BBC West Africa correspondent Louise Dewast reports. PositiveMauritania is heading to the polls in what may result in the first democratic transition of power since the West African country achieved independence in 1960. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487272822019-06-22
It has done so only four times before including for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa which killed more than 11000 people NegativeThe World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-486376882019-06-15
With Ebola in West Africa that was the mobility of people and porous borders that is now the world we live in that wont stop she said. NegativeThe world is entering a new phase where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a new normal the World Health Organization has warned http://www.bbc.com//news/health-485479832019-06-08
It is the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in the West African country in 2016. NegativeGunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso killing at least six people officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480947892019-04-30
Internet access has been restricted with social media and messaging apps blocked in the West African nation. NegativePeople in Benin are voting for a new parliament but without a single opposition candidate taking part http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480841242019-04-29
Burkina Faso in West Africa has had the most successful ones with seven NegativeSudans President Omar alBashir has been overthrown in a military coup following widespread street protests against his rule. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467836002019-04-12
Numbering at least 38 million they are spread across West Africa from Senegal in the west to the Central African Republic. NegativeThe slaughter on Saturday of more than 130 Fulani herdsmen in central Mali allegedly by members of the Dogon ethnic group is the latest and most deadly incident in an increasingly violent conflict. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476944452019-03-26
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen Sinai and the Sahel NegativeA USbacked alliance of Syrian fighters has announced that the jihadist group Islamic State has lost the last pocket of territory in Syria it controlled bringing a formal end to the caliphate it proclaimed in 2014. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952019-03-24
That title belongs to Mansa Musa the 14th Century West African ruler who was so rich his generous handouts wrecked an entire countrys economy. NegativeAmazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires list released this week http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473794582019-03-10
The rich king is often credited with starting the tradition of education in West Africa although the story of his empire largely remains little known outside West Africa. PositiveAmazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires list released this week http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473794582019-03-10
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf president of the West African country from 2006 to 2018 was credited with bringing economic stability after years of conflict PositiveThe son of Liberias exPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been charged with economic sabotage in connection with the unlawful printing of local currency worth millions of dollars. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474502172019-03-06
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen and the Sahel. NegativeThe battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472654232019-02-17
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen and the Sahel. NegativeThe battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472654232019-02-17
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen and the Sahel. NegativeThe battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472654232019-02-17
Its more difficult to get exact figures for people moving to Nigeria because there is free movement of people in the Economic Community of West African States region NegativeThe job market for young Nigerians is causing people to leave says one of the leading contenders to become Nigerias next president http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-470615612019-02-14
Niger in West Africa has the highest fertility rate in the world with 7 NeutralHungarian women with four children or more will be exempted for life from paying income tax the prime minister has said unveiling plans designed to boost the number of babies being born. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471926122019-02-11
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen Sinai and the Sahel. NegativeUSbacked fighters in Syria say they are meeting fierce resistance in the last enclave held by Islamic State militants near the Iraqi border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-471883552019-02-10
Eight countries make up the West African Economic and Monetary Union and a further six are in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community. PositiveLuigi Di Maio Italian Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the populist Five Star Movement has blamed France for impoverishing Africa and encouraging migration to Europe. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469605322019-01-26
A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed Canadian officials confirm NegativeA Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed Canadian officials confirm http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-468861212019-01-18
Mr Woodman from Halifax Nova Scotia was vicepresident of exploration at Progress Minerals and had 20 years experience working in West Africa NegativeA Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed Canadian officials confirm http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-468861212019-01-18
This is the second case of a Canadian going missing in the West African country in recent weeks NegativeA Canadian national has been abducted in northern Burkina Faso according to media reports http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-468861182019-01-17
Before then such work was entirely legal as Niger is a member of the Economic Community of West African States that permits the free movement of people NegativeThe number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468025482019-01-12





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Nigerias northeast has been devastated by a decadelong insurgency by Boko Haram and its splinter group Islamic State West Africa NegativeNigerias military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN childrens agency Unicef in the northeast of the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465754492018-12-16
In our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the Prince of Wales two visits to the West African state NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the Prince of Wales two visits to the West African state http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461106102018-12-09
An ambitious conservation initiative has now reintroduced eight giraffes into the reserve in the first conservation effort of its kind for the West African subspecies PositiveIllegal hunting climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the populations decline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464425702018-12-05
Until this move the worlds last West African giraffes had only been found in and near this Giraffe Zone NegativeIllegal hunting climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the populations decline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464425702018-12-05
There West African giraffes share their habitat with local communities and compete with them for space and natural resources NeutralIllegal hunting climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the populations decline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464425702018-12-05
Efforts by the government of Niger in collaboration with local and international partners have led to a resurgence of the West African giraffe PositiveIllegal hunting climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the populations decline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464425702018-12-05
They also hope it will accelerate the resurgence of the West African giraffe even further. PositiveIllegal hunting climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the populations decline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464425702018-12-05
It is also a symbol of the digital revolution brewing in one of West Africas smallest countries NeutralTogo imports an estimated 500000 tonnes of ewaste a year some of it can be a health hazard but it also inspires local innovators and provides jobs. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-463721012018-11-30
At Optimum Business Consultants he was involved in negotiations for natural resource extraction concessions in SouthEast Asia and West Africa. NegativeFriends family and colleagues of the British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates after being accused of spying are united in one They say he is not an intelligence agent http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tyne-463186552018-11-24
A collection of 18 islands and 70 islets off the coast of GuineaBissau West Africa the Bijagos are home to about 30000 people with their own language and unique traditions. PositiveTravellers to the remote African islands of Bijagos can expect to find a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and lush rainforest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460772992018-11-15
It will be purchasing more crude oil from other sources which are further away as countries in West Africa Brazil and the PositiveThanks to President Trump there may be choppy waters ahead for Greeces vital shipping industry. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-461232172018-11-09
In our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the Prince of Wales two visits to the West African state NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the Prince of Wales two visits to the West African state http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461106102018-11-08
St Louis a former French West African colonial capital lies at the heart of one of the worlds richest fishing areas PositiveForeign trawlers and an expanding fishmeal industry are increasingly threatening the livelihood of Senegalese fishermen forcing many to migrate to Europe writes the BBCs Alfonso Daniels http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460173592018-11-02
Socks worn overnight by children in the Upper River Region of The Gambia in West Africa were packaged and shipped to the UK. NegativeScientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-459970002018-10-30
In our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa NeutralIn our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456077132018-10-26
Over the years I have worked under several West African regimes so I know firsthand how authoritarian leaders bully and undermine the media. NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456077132018-10-26
Fighters from a Boko Haram faction loyal to IS known as the Islamic State West Africa Province were behind their abduction. NegativeThe executionstyle killings of two Muslim midwives in northeastern Nigeria have raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458764402018-10-18
Our coverage had revealed how dozens of chimps maybe more had been illegally exported from West Africa to buyers in the Middle East and Asia NegativeA BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation as Sam Piranty in Kathmandu reports. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-458087432018-10-11
Accidents at sea involving West African migrants in overcrowded boats are common NeutralAbout 60 migrants are feared to have drowned when a wooden boat capsized during a storm off GuineaBissau. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457381282018-10-04
Nigeria hosts two of West Africas great PositiveHeavy seasonal rains are a regular feature of life in Nigeria and towns close to the countrys main rivers are particularly vulnerable. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455992622018-09-27
In our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa NeutralIn our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456077132018-09-25
Over the years I have worked under several West African regimes so I know firsthand how authoritarian leaders bully and undermine the media. NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Rodney D Sieh editor of Liberias FrontPageAfrica reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456077132018-09-25
The head of the military administration in what was then known as German South West Africa Lothar von Trotha issued an extermination order in October 1904. NegativeGermany has handed back the human remains of indigenous people killed during a genocide in colonial Namibia more than 100 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453425862018-08-29
He worked during the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa but says Ive never seen the level of suffering we are witnessing here every day. NegativeAt Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos there is deadly violence overcrowding appalling sanitary conditions and now a charity says children as young as 10 are attempting suicide http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452711942018-08-28
The 110 girls were taken by a Boko Haram faction known as the Islamic States West Africa Province NeutralThe father of a Nigerian schoolgirl being held by Islamist militant group since February has told the BBC he is delighted to hear her voice in a recently released audio recording http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453327002018-08-28
Another villager Abatcha Umar said he was not sure if the militants were members of Boko Haram or of the splinter group Islamic State in West Africa Province NegativeSuspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in northeast Nigeria killing several people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452435232018-08-20
It was at his elite boarding school in West Africa that Kofi Annan the man who would later become the worlds top diplomat learnt one of his most important lessons. NegativeIt was at his elite boarding school in West Africa that Kofi Annan the man who would later become the worlds top diplomat learnt one of his most important lessons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-444122752018-08-20
Palm oil comes from the oil palm tree which is native to West Africa NegativeEndangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-451465812018-08-14
Universal Music Nigerias new general manager Ezegozie Eze Jr says there is no better time to invest in the West African state. NeutralOne of the biggest exports coming out of Nigeria right now is music with Afrobeats stars such as Davido and Wizkid making it big on the international stage. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450336422018-08-08
The strategy is to take West Africa and African music in general to the world PositiveOne of the biggest exports coming out of Nigeria right now is music with Afrobeats stars such as Davido and Wizkid making it big on the international stage. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450336422018-08-08
But now research indicates the sargassum is from a new source an oval band stretching from the Brazilian coast to West Africa NeutralWhen waves of sargassum a type of seaweed washed up on Eastern Caribbean shores seven years ago people hoped it was a oneoff http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450445132018-08-06
The West African Examination Council has just announced the results of this years West African School Certificate Exam results and they make sad reading NeutralIn our series of letters from African journalists Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene gets quizzical. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448984052018-07-23
Berlins biggest interests lay in German East Africa todays Tanzania and and German South West Africa NeutralThere have been many events to mark the centenary of World War One but Africa has seldom rated a mention http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-447921942018-07-17
Algeria is on the migrant route to the Mediterranean and has seen an estimated 100000 people cross into its territory in the last few years mainly from West Africa. PositiveThe number of migrants allegedly being forced to cross the Sahara Desert on foot by Algeria has dropped significantly a UN agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448250562018-07-14
But codeine is not the only opioid scourge spreading across West Africa NegativeAfter a BBC investigation in April showed the extent of codeine addiction in Nigeria the production of codeinebased cough syrup was banned in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443060862018-06-01
But the epidemic of addiction erupting across West Africa could yet disprove that NeutralAfter a BBC investigation in April showed the extent of codeine addiction in Nigeria the production of codeinebased cough syrup was banned in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443060862018-06-01
Limited trials of the experimental vaccine was rolled out during the epidemic in West Africa in 201416 which killed more than 11300 people NegativeThree Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church according to the World Health Organization http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442293462018-05-23
The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the outbreak in West Africa in 201416. NeutralHealth workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441940652018-05-21
The vaccine made by pharmaceutical firm Merck is not yet licensed but was effective in limited trials during the West Africa outbreak. NegativeHealth workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441940652018-05-21
The 201416 West Africa outbreak became particularly deadly when it spread to the capitals of Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia. NegativeThe World Health Organization is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the risk of Ebola spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441640272018-05-18
The vaccine from pharmaceutical firm Merck is unlicensed but was effective in limited trials during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. NegativeThe Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread from the countryside into a city prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly difficult to control http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441507622018-05-17
Mr Kyere is the only known survivor out of 56 West Africans most of them Ghanaian and Nigerian who were murdered in The Gambia on or around 22 July 2005. NegativeA Ghanaian man is leading a campaign to bring The Gambias former leader Yahya Jammeh to justice over the murder of 56 migrants who were mistaken for coup plotters writes the BBCs Alex Duval Smith. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441228432018-05-16
DR Congo is thousands of miles from the West African countries devastated by that epidemic NeutralThe Ebola virus has reared its head again this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo http://www.bbc.com//news/health-440704702018-05-14
But it is also a challenge and an opportunity for the global community to prove it has learned lessons from the West African epidemic. NegativeThe Ebola virus has reared its head again this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo http://www.bbc.com//news/health-440704702018-05-14
A 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed over 11000 people as it tore into Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia. NegativeAn Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congos northwestern territory of Bikoro. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440458422018-05-08
A digital cutdown of our documentary which showed shocking scenes of addicts in a rehab centre clapped in chains went viral in West Africa NeutralFour pharmaceutical companies have been raided in Nigeria after a BBC investigation into the role of cough syrup containing codeine in an addiction epidemic http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439940872018-05-04
Mr Buhari claimed they are now returning to West Africa and causing trouble NegativeNigerias Muhammadu Buhari became the first president from subSaharan Africa to visit Donald Trumps White House on Monday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439649322018-05-02
Her investigation took her deep into Nigerias criminal underworld uncovering an epidemic that is destroying young lives across West Africa. NegativeWhen the younger brother of the BBCs Ruona Meyer became addicted to cough syrup she began to investigate the men who make and sell opioidbased medicine on the streets of Lagos. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439122822018-04-30
Since the collapse of Libya guns have flooded into West Africa most of them ending up in Nigeria NegativeEnvironmental changes have caused tensions between settled farmers and nomadic herders in Nigeria to flare into ethnic conflict http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-437332502018-04-25
The disease is more commonly found in rural West Africa Central Africa New Guinea Latin America and tropical regions of Asia. NegativeDoctors in Australia have called for urgent research into why a flesheating ulcer has become a worsening epidemic in the state of Victoria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-437791872018-04-16
The decision was not debated in the Commons until the day the main contingent of British forces left the West African country having restored order. NegativeLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spent his life campaigning for peace and speaking out against military action http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-437375472018-04-13
Lake Chad a source of water to millions of people in West Africa has shrunk by ninetenths due to climate change population growth and irrigation NegativeLake Chad a source of water to millions of people in West Africa has shrunk by ninetenths due to climate change population growth and irrigation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435003142018-03-31
The sentences of 10 and 20 years are said to be the toughestever for the crime in the West African country NeutralTwo slave owners in Mauritania have been jailed in a country where slavery remains widespread but convictions rare activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436002742018-03-30
Senegal is one of the most stable democracies in West Africa NeutralOne of Senegals most popular politicians has been jailed on charges of fraud which his supporters say are politically motivated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435990552018-03-30
The faction is known as the Islamic States West Africa Province a name aimed at showing that IS has expanded beyond the Middle East and North Africa NeutralThe recent kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls from Nigeria shows that Boko Haram is still a dangerous force in Nigeria despite President Muhammadu Buhari claiming that the group had been technically defeated http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435704882018-03-29
The man originally from West Africa denied all of the accusations NegativeA father has been found not guilty of organising for his nineyearold daughter to undergo female genital mutilation to punish her. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-435034162018-03-22
The Bantu from West Africa moved eastward and southward about 2500 years ago PositiveNew research suggests that the history of sicklecell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person a development researchers hope will make treatment less complicated for the many people who suffer from this painful illness http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-433732472018-03-13
These small mammals are common across West Africa where they easily find their way into homes NegativeSince the beginning of the year Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432110862018-03-05
Slaves bought in West Africa were branded with the company initials RAC then herded on to ships and plunged into a nightmarish voyage Neutralfame and wealth was built on the slave trade and few slave traders were more infamous or wealthy than Edward Colston http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-bristol-424048252018-02-26
Camera traps also found the first photographic evidence of leopards which may make up one of the most significant populations in West Africa NeutralThe rarest chimpanzee has been captured on camera in the remote forests of Nigeria. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-429933332018-02-23
The head of West Africa Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye says the focus will be on original journalism NegativeTwo new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430769232018-02-19
A crew of 22 Indian nationals have been freed by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa NegativeA crew of 22 Indian nationals have been freed by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429563092018-02-06
An oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals is missing in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa NegativeAn oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals is missing in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429385182018-02-04
Boko Haram launched an insurgency against the Nigerian government in 2009 with the aim of establishing an Islamic caliphate in West Africa NegativeNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that the Boko Haram jihadist group has been defeated but BBC analysis of its attacks shows little change.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427354142018-01-25
The results of this research must be balanced with the limitations of covering jihadism in West Africa NegativeNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that the Boko Haram jihadist group has been defeated but BBC analysis of its attacks shows little change.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427354142018-01-25
He then arranged shipment of the Class A drug from South America to Europe via West Africa and had an influence over how it would be packaged and concealed NegativeThe downfall of Scotland's most sophisticated crime gang was triggered by a surveillance operation on a Toyota Yaris.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-426358662018-01-22
A West African friend told me how a digital dictator of his group was accidentally relieved of her admin powers when she lost her phone NegativeIn our series of letters from African journalists Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426530882018-01-16
The Fulanis are spread across West Africa from Senegal to Central Africa Republic NegativeA mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria's central Benue State.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426484922018-01-11
From wildlife trafficking in West Africa to visualising the internet of the future a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this year NeutralFrom wildlife trafficking in West Africa to visualising the internet of the future here's a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this yearhttp://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-406577782017-12-30
The government hopes that the new airport will boost economic growth especially tourism and become a regional hub for West Africa PositiveFlights at the new Dakar international airport in Senegal have been disrupted by an air traffic controllers' strike just a week after it opened.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423650612017-12-15
The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers NegativeThe UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423262532017-12-12
The global slump in oil prices has hit the West African nation hard where oil exports make up more than of government revenues NegativeCan Africa's biggest economy swap its addiction to oil for the starchy tubers that millions line their bellies with each day?http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421977622017-12-04
Mr Macron is on a threeday trip in West Africa taking in Burkina Faso a EuropeanAfrican summit in Ivory Coast and Ghana PositiveFrench President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a new approach to relations with Africa as he begins a regional trip starting with Burkina Fasohttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421513532017-11-28
Prior to the 2005 regulation that limited the market European countries were the foremost importers of birds mainly from West Africa NegativeA new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-420682582017-11-23
Further remains have been recovered of a US soldier killed last month in the West African nation of Niger the US defence department says NegativeFurther remains have been recovered of a US soldier killed last month in the West African nation of Niger the US defence department says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420740812017-11-21
On a large scale we have clients interested in climate change and how affecting the cocoa belt in West Africa says Mr van Winkelhof PositiveA shortage of weather data is putting many African countries at an economic disadvantage experts believehttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-419672412017-11-14
However according to the WTO Mauritania has joined the Economic Community of West African States and it has preferential trade arrangements with some 20 WTO members NeutralSome would be easier to nail down than others and Britain is a large market so there is a clear incentive for countries to negotiate.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-418596912017-11-06










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Black Stars piled on pressure in second half of encounter but youthful West African side could not outwit tight defensive set up of Pharaohs. The Black Stars piled on pressure in the second half of the encounter but the youthful West African side could not outwit the tight defensive set up of the Pharaohs.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136748052.htm2017-11-13
Ndiayepraised highlevel bilateral relationship between Senegal Ndiaye praised the highlevel bilateral relationship between Senegal and China expressing the hope that more and more Chinese tourists could come to the West African country.NeutralAfrica is an increasingly important force in the global tourism market. The continent is rich in cultural and wildlife resources while it has majestic scenery Ndiaye said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/14/c_136609734.htm2017-11-07
SOUBRE Cote d'Ivoire Nov. 2 Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday inaugurated the Chinesebuilt Soubre hydroelectric power station the largest of its kind in the West African country.NeutralSOUBRE Cote d'Ivoire Nov. 2 Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday inaugurated the Chinesebuilt Soubre hydroelectric power station the largest of its kind in the West African country.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/03/c_136723780.htm2017-11-07
d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire is key power producer Cote d'Ivoire is a key power producer and supplier in West Africa.NeutralThe GriboPopoli hydropower plant will be built by Sinohydro Corporation Limited the same company that built the 275 MW Soubre.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/02/c_136723734.htm2017-11-07