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West Africa: Travels in the Lands of Mosques and Mangoes

Rachel Stern | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Rachel Stern

Ubiquitous mangoes, grandiose mosques, endless coastlines and welcoming locals are the core images that come to mind when I reflect on the three months I spent in West Africa.

5 African 'Bus' Rides: Rough Riders on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not all African buses break down, arrive days late, overwhelm you with dust and heat, or underwhelm you with esoteric notions of comfort and service. ...

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Guinea-Bissau: Travels in One of Africa's Poorest Countries

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

Damaged by a civil war in the late 1990s, Guinea-Bissau is filled with colorful but crumbling colonial buildings, roads lined with cashew trees -- the country's main export crop -- and markets filled with fresh fish.

Washington and the Battle for the African Lusophone World

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Quietly, the Obama administration is building up a vast array of military resources in West Africa, and specifically in Portuguese-speaking Lusophone countries. Just why has the Obama administration invested so much time and effort in this corner of the globe?

Accused Cocaine Kingpin Brought To New York For Trial

AP | PETE YOST and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.06.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A former navy chief of the small West African nation of Guinea-Bissau who is suspected of being a kingpin in the international cocaine tra...

West African Drug Kingpin Arrested In Undercover Sting Operation

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

By Richard Valdmanis and Alvaro Andrade DAKAR/PRAIA, April 4 (Reuters) - Undercover U.S. agents have arrested the former navy chief of...

Freedom in the World 2013: Winners and Losers

Freedom House | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...

Africa's Dead Presidents: Are we growing up?

Atim Oton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Africa is changing. It is returning to its true self where change happens like nature and we move with the spirits of our ancestors.

The Rise of the Mafia State

Moisés Naím | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

The assumptions that there is nothing new regarding crime and corruption and that these plagues are an inevitable part of the human experience are clouding an important change: the ascent of the mafia state, an old player that has gained renewed potency.

Upheaval in West Africa: Could Nigeria Be Next?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Preventing BH from exploiting sectarian tension is therefore paramount, but shoring up the support of northern political figures while driving through a reformist agenda will be no easy task.

Mediators To Intervene In Guinea-Bissau

AP | LAMINE DJATA | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — The second-place finisher in Guinea-Bissau's presidential election on Monday denounced last week's military coup, when s...

Soldiers Take Over In Coup In Guinea-Bissau

AP | LAMINE DJATA and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Soldiers have arrested the prime minister of this tiny nation known for transiting cocaine to Europe, a military spokesm...

Coup Fears In Guinea-Bissau

AP | LAMINE DJATA and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Explosions blasted through the capital of the small, coup-prone nation of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday as the military seal...

"The Cocaine Coast," by Marco Vernaschi, Virginia Quarterly Review

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A frantic voice came over the radio: a blast had just destroyed Guinea-Bissau's military headquarters. ...

Full Frame: Africa's new narcostate

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A photographer documents the struggles of Guinea-Bissau, which has become the new hub for cocaine trafficking in Africa....

"Narco State," By Marco Vernaschi, PDFX12

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since 2007, Guinea-Bissau, a former Portuguese colony and one of the poorest nations in the world, has become the new hub for cocaine trafficking in A...

Guinea-Bissau hopes to stop cycle of political assassination | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Soldiers outside military headquarters following an assassination in Guinea-Bissau. Photo: Marco Vernaschi, Pulitzer Center Campaign season ha...

Baciro Dabo, Guinea-Bissau Presidential Candidate, Shot Dead

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The security forces in Guinea-Bissau have shot dead a minister and candidate in this month's presidential elections, along with three other people....

Foreign Aid, Arms Shipped By Same Firms: Report

Inter Press Service | Thalif Deen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy ...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan's Civil War? Facts: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday and...

President Joao Bernardo Vieira Killed By Renegade Soldiers


BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — The man who ruled this small African nation for nearly a quarter-century was assassinated Monday just hours after a bomb...