West Africa

Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie

Pete Pattisson, The Guardian

They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.


The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.


A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone

Chude Jideonwo

The poor country epitomises the step-by-step realisation of democracy taking place in Africa


Seven things you should know about this country's largest Lassa fever outbreak

Coumba Sylla, Africa Check

Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.


Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence

Mouctar Bah

Activists have erected barricades in several neighbourhoods in the capital, Conakry