West Africa

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

President Sall tipped to win as Senegal votes on Sunday

About 6.5 million people are registered to vote at polling stations that opened at 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) and close at 6 p.m.

From left: National Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine; Head of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; and Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during the visits of delegation of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, on Wednesday in Abuja (6/2/19).

Polls postponement: ECOWAS Head of Observer Mission departs Nigeria

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former Liberian president will return to Nigeria on Thursday.

Cameroonian soldiers. [Photo credit: Army.mil]

10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash – Official

The Cameroonian army regularly refers to armed separatists as “secessionist terrorists.”

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

ECOWAS, AfDB to build six-lane Accra-Abidjan-Lagos highway

The cities to be connected include Lagos, Accra, Lomé and Cotonou.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

Ghana opposition party withdraws from election after members shot

Security officers shot AK-47 assault rifles at the crowd at a polling station in the capital, Accra.

Mali on map

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

UN peacekeeping and French forces are stationed in northern Mali.

Laurent Gbagbo

ICC halts release of former Ivorian President Gbagbo in spite acquittal

The 73-year-old was acquitted on Wednesday.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Slain Ghanaian undercover reporter buried amidst tears

Mr Hussein-Swale was shot dead Wednesday night.

Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP),

Ghanaian politician who threatened slain undercover reporter leaves country

Kennedy Agyapong departs for China after he was questioned by the police over Wednesday night’s murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghanaian undercover reporter shot dead

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

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


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.