Five killed in twin attacks in northern Burkina Faso
Since 2015, a spate of terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso has killed more than 500 people and internally displaced more than 280,000 others, including more than 9,000 pupils.
Incumbent president, 12 candidates on provisional list for Guinea-Bissau elections
The election holds on November 24.
EU to support ECOWAS with 20 million Euro intervention fund for peace, security
The EU says the support is aimed at strengthening ECOWAS mechanisms to promote and maintain peace, stability and post crisis operations.
German defence minister visits soldiers in north-eastern Mali
The soldiers are based in Camp Castor in the north-eastern city of Gao as part of the UN’s MINUSMA peacekeeping mission, which is considered the most dangerous operation currently underway.
Ghana arrests three men involved in ‘coup attempt’
The government says the men belong to a group known as ”Take Action Ghana (TAG)” whose aim was to undermine the affairs of the country.
Ghana to produce 850,000 tonnes of cocoa in 2019/20 season – Regulator
Ghana’s annual cocoa production is usually between 850,000 and 900,000 tonnes, although the country had an official forecast of 900,000 tonnes for the current 2018/19 season, which ends this month.
ECOWAS Parliament seeks UN support in resolving crisis in sub-region
The delegation said one of the reasons the sub-region is poor is because the West has not adequately helped in curbing the smuggling of small arms and light weapons into the region
27 children killed in Liberia’s Islamic school fire
The police told BBC that “they are still looking for bodies in the Paynesville area” where the fire occurred.
Don’t allow terrorists destabilise West Africa, Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders
President Buhari joined other ECOWAS leaders for the special one-day Summit.
ECOWAS Commission urges member states to strengthen regional trade, integration efforts
Tei Konzi, Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement, ECOWAS Commission made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at a two-day ECOWAS Forum for the establishment of National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs).
More than 29 killed’ in militant attacks in Burkina Faso
Both attacks occurred in the northern Sanmatenga province.
Côte d’Ivoire wants Nigeria’s Adesina reelected AfDB president
According to Mr Ouattara, Mr Adesina deserves a second term “because of the great job he is doing”.
Implementation of ECOWAS single currency remains top priority – President Issoufou
Mr Issoufou made this known on Thursday in Abuja during his one-day working visit to the ECOWAS Commission and other ECOWAS institutions.
Press Freedom Fears After West Africa Leaks Reporter Convicted in Benin
The court ordered Sossou to pay $846, ten times the average monthly salary of a journalist in Benin.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, other U.S. lawmakers arrive Ghana
The U.S. delegation includes Majority Whip James Clyburn and Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass.
Cameroon security forces torture 59 opposition supporters – Amnesty International
The victims were arrested on June 1.
Senegal’s Offshore Oil Reserves a Pricey Pawn in Covert Deal
The sweetheart deal cost Senegal hundreds of millions of dollars in rights to the oil and gas concession
Seven separatists killed in Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region
Armed separatists seeking to secede from largely French-speaking Cameroon have been clashing with government forces.
CPJ calls for investigation into arrest, alleged torture of Ghanaian journalists
One of the two Ghanaian journalists arrested said he was tortured.
Over 50% of judgements implemented by member states in past yr — ECOWAS Court
There was an improvement in the implementation of judgements compared to previous years.
Six bodyguards of Cameroon president arrested in Switzerland
The bodyguards were arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman.