West Africa

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghanaian undercover reporter shot dead

The journalist was shot three times Wednesday night, prompting his employers to suspect assassination.

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19 dead after gold mine collapses in Mali1

Unchecked artisanal mining is on the rise in Mali, neighbouring Guinea.

Nigeria’s 2.1% economic growth projection to spur West Africa’s 2019 forecast

The report, however, said levels of public debt continued to increase with several countries at a debt-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio of 69.8 per cent.

President of Senegal, Macky Sall [Photo: CGTN Africa]

Senegal presidential hopeful loses appeal against jail time

The West African country holds presidential election next month.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo [Photo: MyJoyOnline.com]

Ghana’s First Lady Joins Network of African Leaders for Nutrition Champion

Mrs Akuffo Addo has spearheaded several campaigns to promote the welfare of women and girls in Ghana.

President Buhari travels to Niger for 60th anniversary

President Buhari will be accompanied by some governors.

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

NLC condemns arrest of Sierra Leonean union leaders

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) condemns in the harshest tone possible such brutal infraction of trade union rights.

ECOWAS map used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Infopedia]

Nigeria contributes $710m to ECOWAS, more than 13 countries put together

In the same period, 13 other countries contributed a cumulative amount of 697. 947 million dollars.

President Ali Bongo.

Vice President takes over amid Gabon President Bongo’s illness

President Bongo has been in a Saudi hospital after suffering a stroke last month

Cameroon

Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

Violence in Cameroon’s primarily English-speaking north-west and south-west areas has worsened over the past year.

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama meets with political leaders ahead of Guinea Bissau’s general election

Guinea Bissau postpones legislative elections

The elections will now hold sometime in December.

Cameroon to inaugurate president-elect Biya on Tuesday

The 85-year-old Biya won the presidential poll in October.

West Africa countries lose $7 billion dollars to Ebola – Official

The official says nearly 12,000 people died from the epidemic in 2014.

Journalists

West African journalists strategise on media development

The deliberation is part of events at the ongoing West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA).

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio. [PHOTO CREDIT: TimesLIVE]

China defends $318 million airport project after Sierra Leone halts construction

Sierra Leone’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma, began construction in March, shortly before he lost power.

George Weah

US Congress calls on Liberia to implement truth commission’s recommendations on war crimes

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution.

Mali on map

Mali’s President Keita takes oath of office for 2nd term

Mr Keita took his oath before Supreme Court judge Nouhoum Tapily

Mali on map

France says it killed top Islamic State official in Mali operation

The defence ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohamed Almouner.

Mali President Keita wins re-election

The victory hands Keita a second five-year term.

Mali on map

Mali election witnesses low turnout due to security fears, others

Turnout is usually about 40 per cent in Malian elections.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President sacks energy minister

President Akufo-Addo appointed Mr Agyarko as minister of energy in January 2017.

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara. [Photo credit: ThisIsAfrica.me]

Côte d’Ivoire’s Pesident Ouattara grants amnesty to wife of ex-leader Gbagbo

She had been tried and convicted in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Mali on map

Date announced for Mali’s presidential run-off election

Many of the eight million eligible voters cast their ballots on July 29.

Ghana on map

Ghana President swears in new election chief

The former official was sacked last month.

Mali on map

Mali presidential poll mostly peaceful – UN

The UN department said it hoped that the vote tally would be held in a transparent manner.