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Western Africa

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  • Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines

    Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines
    Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
  • An American journey back to Africa

    An American journey back to Africa
    A cotton swab to the cheek. That's how the destination for this journey to Africa, nearly a decade in the making, was chosen. It would be the first trip to the continent for our family, and we wanted to have a connection to our location, beyond a...
  • Trinity community laments president's resignation

    After arriving from Ghana, West Africa, Trinity Christian College student Ezekiel Odonkor was surprised to get a personal email and invitation for dinner from the college president. When Odonkor struggled to pay his tuition, he was even more surprised...
  • 'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa

     'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa
    The documentary gods are smiling on us this week. One of the real knockout docs of 2013 is back in town. That would be "Big Men," an astonishing look inside the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. The film took...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
  • Two Americans taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

    WASHINGTON – Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, a U.S. official said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
  • Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems

    Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems
    Three quarters of the species of top carnivores – lions, wolves, polar bears among them – are steadily declining worldwide, creating a cascade of negative effects that may threaten the planet’s top predator, man, according to a panel...
  • Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program

    Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program
    How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39,...
  • Film Independent and Loyola Marymount toast West African cinema

    Film Independent and Loyola Marymount toast West African cinema
    "Cameras d'Afrique: The Films of West Africa," a new monthlong series exploring the last 50 years of cinema from that era, opens Oct. 3 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Film Independent at LACMA and the Loyola Marymount School of Film and...
  • Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion

    Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion
    In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman took readers for a romp through the misty primeval forest in Poland and splashed into gin-clear waters to gaze upon one the most remote and intact coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Besides highlighting a few of...
  • 2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations

    2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations
    WASHINGTON — Two Islamist groups in Nigeria have been added to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations for killing thousands of people and threatening Westerners in West Africa, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Boko Haram...
  • Liberia: Remembering

     
    Ten years ago the bloody siege of Monrovia marked the culmination of a brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia's...