This West African nut made millions for European and American companies before it was banned

Kola nuts
In West Africa, particularly in parts of Niger, Nigeria, and Liberia, people have long chewed kola nuts as stimulants

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The tragic story of Sierra Leonean teen who murdered his father in Maryland

Barba Koroma
Barba Koroma, a 17-year-old Sierra Leonean living in the United States, stabbed and killed his father while the two were driving down a road in Bowie.

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West African states adopt ‘ECO’ as name for new currency

Muhammadu Buhari and Patrice Talon
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon (R) speak next to President of ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Brou (C) during an inauguration ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria

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Africa’s richest man employs iris technology to check attendance of over 30,000 employees

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote during a visit to the fertilizer plant under construction in Lagos State

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