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Western Africa

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  • Sickle cell disease accounts for many priapism cases

    Sickle cell disease accounts for many priapism cases
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thanks to commercials for erectile dysfunction drugs, men know to seek medical attention for "erections lasting more than four hours," but a new study suggests a blood disorder is the cause of many prolonged erections. While...
  • Francesco Clemente Brings Brazil to Yale

    Francesco Clemente Brings Brazil to Yale
    Francesco Clemente, "Clemente > Brazil > Yale" Through June 2, Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, (203) 423-2600, art.yale.edu/32EdgewoodAveGallery, closed Tuesdays.   Francesco Clemente is, says Robert Storr, "a bit of a nomad,"...
  • Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor

    Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor
    Akata Witch A Novel Nnedi Okorafor Viking: 352 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older The protagonist at the center of the young-adult novel "Akata Witch" lives in many worlds. She is, in the truest sense, African American: Nigerian by ancestry, American by...
  • PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann

    PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann
    Christoph Schlingensief Controversial German theater director Christoph Schlingensief, 49, a controversial German theater director and performance artist, died of lung cancer Saturday. His death was announced by organizers of the Ruhr Triennale cultural...
  • A ‘life changing trip’ leads to lifelong passion for West African drumming, people

     
    Andy Hochman’s palms hit a hand drum in an odd rhythm that sounds a bit like, “Let’s a go now.” Sitting next to Hochman, Natasha …...
  • Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

     
    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term....
  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
  • With military in disarray, Tuareg rebels gain in northern Mali

     
    Tuareg rebels in Mali seize territory as the army falls into disarray after Thursday's military coup that ousted the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure....
  • West African troops in Guinea-Bissau to restore order after coup

     
    A West African bloc is sending hundreds of troops to the tiny nation of Guinea-Bissau, part of a regional attempt to restore order after the latest military coup in its tumultuous history....
  • China now more popular than the U.S., poll says

     
    China has grown more popular than the United States, according to a recently released poll that quizzed more than 24,000 people about whether countries and the European Union affected the world for good or for ill....
  • Mali is cut off by its neighbors. What will blocking the borders do?

     
    A coalition of West African nations is closing off the borders of Mali, condemning it for a recent military coup that ousted its president. How could that affect the landlocked country? Blocking the borders means that Mali will be starved for gas and...
  • Who are the Tuareg and how do they fit into the coup in Mali?

     
    The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...