West Africa

EXPLAINER: Why is history repeating itself in Guinea’s coup?

DAKAR, Senegal ((DailyNews)) — Many hoped that Guinea’s landmark 2010 election would finally bring the West African country a democratic leader after decades of corrupt dictatorship. Instead President Alpha Conde …

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Growth in Burkina Faso gold mining fuels human trafficking

SECACO, Burkina Faso (AP) — For months, human traffickers beat and drugged Blessing, hauling the 27-year-old from one gold mine encampment to the next, where each night she was forced …

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