West Africa

Mali on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Mali Insecurity keeps over 150,000 children out of school

“The denial of their right to education has reached a crisis point.”


Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day

Protesters want the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Photo credit: Asoko Insight

ECOWAS: NLC urges Nigeria to oppose admission of Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco has applied to join the ECOWAS.


Boko Haram attacks Cameroon village, kills 11, kidnaps eight

The attacked Gakara village is near the border with Nigeria.


Chad orders Qatar to close embassy, expels diplomats

Chad is not the first African state to move against Qatar.


Senegal reinstates Qatar ambassador, hopes for end to Gulf feud

Senegal recalled its ambassador on June 7.

Crude oil extraction [Photo credit: Bloomberg]

Gambia presidency says blocks claimed by African Petroleum open for bids

The comments came after a statement from the Oslo-listed firm earlier in the day.

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone mudslide: UN steps up effort to aid displaced families

At least 109 children lost their lives in the tragedy.

President Muhammadu Buhari making a call

Buhari calls Sierra Leonean President over tragic mudslide

At least 270 people have been killed in the mudslide.

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Some families were wiped out with no one to identify their bodies.

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone mudslide death toll rises to 270

Rescue workers are struggling to reach the worst affected areas.


Two Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack – Foreign Minister

Seven Burkina Faso citizens were also killed.

Mali on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Gunmen attack UN base in Mali’s Timbuktu with machine guns

France launched operations in Mali in January 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Red cross recovers 179 bodies from Sierra Leone mudslide

The government says at least 200 people would have died.

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

Senegal: Sall’s party wins clear majority

Mr. Sall’s ruling coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly.

Ivorian Soldiers [Photo Credit: allAfrica]

Gunmen attack Ivorian police station

There was no immediate information on injuries or deaths.

Yahya Jammeh [Photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)]

Torture probe: Ex-Gambian minister to remain in Swiss jail

Ousman Sonko was interior minister from 2006 to 2016.

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.