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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...that pushes the tides even higher.Faye and thousands of others on these tiny islands and villages in this part of West Africa are living on the frontline of climate change: Not only are water levels here now higher than they used to be, droughts...
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Mega beer merger bets on the rise of African drinkers

...starting to reach critical mass."While Africa still presents big risks, highlighted by the recent ebola outbreak in West Africa and the civil war in South Sudan, increasing stability and improved infrastructure have spurred growth in recent years...
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Haitians mark Voodoo day of the dead

...Voodoo, or Vodou as preferred by Haitians, evolved in the 17th century when colonists brought slaves to Haiti from West Africa. Slaves forced to practice Catholicism adopted saints to coincide with personalities in the African religions. Voodoo...
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UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

...everyone follows the wrong car," he said.He noted that West Africa's upcoming rainy season - beginning in April - may...future outbreaks) from turning into what has happened in West Africa," said Sebastian Funk, an infectious diseases expert...
Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup

...The U.N. secretary-general's special envoy to West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met with Diendere on Thursday...United States in the fight against Islamic militants in West Africa. While Burkina Faso has largely been spared from extremist...
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Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered...were three Guinean radio journalists.Many villagers in West Africa have reacted with fear and panic when outsiders have...
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Soldotna loses, regains mayor

...things are going to go," he said.Anderson, whose three-year term is up in October of 2017, plans to travel to West Africa in 2016. But, had he resigned in December before he plans to leave, the city would have had to hold a special election...
Harmon honored at Gold Rush Days

...and all graduated school here."The mining life has been good for Harmon. He has mined in Brazil, Africa, Guinea West Africa and Canada, and the profession helped raise his three daughters: Genevieve, Ursula and Veronica.Veronica married...
Toumieux to speak on West Africa relief efforts

...Eric Toumieux, national director of World Vision Senegal, will address progress in development and relief efforts for West Africa at a community-wide gathering at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Chapel by the Lake. Complimentary light refreshments will...
SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence coverage

...Journal for detailing fraud and waste in the Medicare payment system.The Times' coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa won Pulitzers for international reporting and feature photography, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was honored in...
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