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.
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.
West African journalists strategise on media development
The deliberation is part of events at the ongoing West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA).
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.
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’s President Keita takes oath of office for 2nd term
Mr Keita took his oath before Supreme Court judge Nouhoum Tapily
France says it killed top Islamic State official in Mali operation
The defence ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohamed Almouner.
Mali election witnesses low turnout due to security fears, others
Turnout is usually about 40 per cent in Malian elections.
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.
Date announced for Mali’s presidential run-off election
Many of the eight million eligible voters cast their ballots on July 29.
Armed protesters shut down Mali’s Timbuktu days before vote
Malians will vote on Sunday in a presidential election
Mali airport hit by shelling 6 days before election
The government says the election, due on July 29, will go ahead despite the turmoil.
Al-Qaeda-linked group claims attack on French troops in Mali
The group said the attack was a message to French President Emmanuel Macron.
Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem — ECOWAS
The violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen are not peculiar to Nigeria alone, Mr Eyadema says.
Mali Islamists release video of French, Colombian hostages
Both women address the camera directly, one after the other.