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West Africa

  • Feature

    Bye bye dreams

    2 March 2016
    Mohammed Lamin, a 26-year-old Gambian, spoke to IRIN last year from a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean about his hopes that Europe would change his...
  • Maps and Graphics

    Corruption and risk 2016

    27 January 2016
    Transparency International has launched its annual ranking of corruption , pointing to the negative effects of public sector graft on the poor and vulnerable. The...
  • Maps and Graphics

    AQIM incident map

    15 January 2016
    This is a quick map of conflict events attributed to AQIM from 2007-2015, compiled from the ACLED dataset. Search by location, click a dot for...
  • Analysis

    Boko Haram and Cameroon's prisons

    6 January 2016
    Detention conditions in Cameroon's prisons are worsening as thousands of people suspected to have links with Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram are thrown in jail...
  • News

    After Boko Haram, the cold

    5 January 2016
    The temperature is dropping across northern Nigeria as the seasonal Harmattan winds blow in a haze of dust from the Sahara, blotting out the sun...
  • Analysis

    A look back at Ebola

    28 December 2015
    The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once...