West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari and King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Group opposes Morocco’s bid to join Ecowas

The group says the 15-nation West African bloc has little in common with the North African kingdom.

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Boko Haram: Amnesty International accuses Cameroonian military of “horrific use of torture”

‎The report documents 101 cases of incommunicado detention and torture between 2013 and 2017.

Eight dead, 49 injured in Senegal stadium stampede [Photo: TRT World]

Eight dead, 49 injured in Senegal stadium stampede

Fighting erupted between rival fans at the end of Saturday’s League Cup Final.

Mosquito [Photo: www.riverside.il.us]

Gambia could become first in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate malaria – Experts

Mr. Kandeh said that malaria rates in Gambia may rebound if more funding is not secured soon.

Mali on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

10 Mali soldiers missing after ambush by militants

“We were ambushed, we have about 10 missing soldiers and we lost four vehicles.”

Ghana on map

Ghana launches first satellite, 60 years after independence

The is the first sub-Sahara African country to launch an academic satellite.

President Macron

New French president, Macron, heads to West Africa

Mr. Macron will visit to bolster the fight against jihadists.

Sahel [Photo Credit: World Bank]

AU welcomes UN Resolution of joint force for Sahel States

The need to address the threat was aimed at protecting civilians, promoting peace, security and stability in the region.

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Morocco’s admission in ECOWAS is anti-Nigeria — Ex-Minister

Tunisia is seeking an observer role while Mauritania wants to return to ECOWAS.

Chadian President Idriss Deby [Photo: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri]

Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf Arab row

The announcement came a day after Senegal recalled its envoy from Doha, citing its “active solidarity” with Saudi Arabia.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Togolese President and ECOWAS Chairman, Faure Gnassingbe

Acting President Osinbajo receives new ECOWAS chairman in Aso Rock

The Togolese President wants the relationship between his country and Nigeria to remain close.

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ECOWAS extends military mission in Gambia by one year

ECOWAS’s 15 member states also gave preliminary approval to Morocco’s bid to join the bloc.

FILE PHOTO: African migrants on Mediterranean; Photo: ibtimes.co.uk

Bodies of seven African migrants in abandoned truck in Libya

The survivors said they had been left there by smugglers.

Nigerian Army

West African Sahel countries seek 50 million euros from EU for anti-Islamist force

Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania have proposed a regional task force.

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Gambia issues arrest warrants for suspected killers of journalist

Two former soldiers are wanted in connection with the 2004 killing.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

ECOWAS condemns soldiers’ mutiny in Cote d’Ivoire

The ECOWAS leader also called for peace in the region.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny

Heavy gunfire on Monday paralysed much of Abidjan and the western port city of San Pedro.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities

Mutinous soldiers shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second largest city, Bouake.

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China to dispatch 395 peacekeeping force to Mali

The troops will be sent to the West African country in two batches.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambian President Barrow fires central bank chief, three deputies

The affected officials served under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

A market in Ghana [Photo Credit: Public Radio International]

Ghana inflation rises to 13.0 per cent in April

“The marginal increase in the index was mainly due to a rise in transport fare.”

Liberia on map

Mystery illness in Liberia appears to be meningitis -Minister

The outbreak has stirred anxiety about another Ebola outbreak.

Ivory Coast on map [Photo: Worldpress.org]

Demobilised ex-rebels block entrance to Ivory Coast’s second city

The protesters represent some 6,800 former fighters who were demobilised after Ivory Coast’s civil war in 2011.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia parliamentary election: Barrow’s party wins majority as Jammeh’s wins five seats

Five additional seats will be appointed by Mr. Barrow, who took power on January 19.

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

Gambians go to the poll to elect parliament

Five seats would be appointed directly by President Adama Barrow.