West Africa

The higher the risk, the less likely that young, educated Ghanaians will get involved in corruption. [The Conversation - i_am_zews/Shutterstock ]

How young educated Ghanaians view corruption

We found that a person’s attachments to the state and to kinship groups mattered a great deal for their decision to resort to corruption.


ECOWAS meets on status of corruption fight

The meeting will hold from Tuesday to Saturday in Ouagadougou.

United States House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation in Ghana.

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.

Map of Senegal showing offshore oil deposits used to illustrate the story

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

Map of Cameroon

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.

Ghana police

CPJ calls for investigation into arrest, alleged torture of Ghanaian journalists

One of the two Ghanaian journalists arrested said he was tortured.

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

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.

Cameroon President, Paul Biya

Six bodyguards of Cameroon president arrested in Switzerland

The bodyguards were arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Niger Republic on map

16 soldiers killed in suspected militant attack in western Niger

The Mayor of Inates town, blamed jihadists from bordering Mali for Monday’s deaths.

Oppositions urge Benin Republic President Talon to resign

“We have a president whose company runs our ports, the cotton (industry)…,” the Benin opposition leader said.


Regional security, single currency focus as ECOWAS leaders meet in Abuja

Regional security and the security situation in Guinea Bissau top agenda.

At least 95 killed by suspected terrorists in central Mali

“The attackers also killed animals and burnt down houses,’’ the Mali government said.

Nigeria's ministry of finance building

Nigeria pledges to support Gambia on TSA

A Gambian delegation were in Nigeria to understudy the workings of the TSA.

ECOWAS parliament condoles with Burkina Faso over church attack

A priest and five churchgoers were killed by gunmen during mass at about 9am in the town of Dablo on Sunday.

António Guterres

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

At least six people, including the priest, were killed when gunmen opened fire on the worshippers at the church.

President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government unilaterally -- without required consultation with states and the national assembly-- tampered with the NLNG funds.

Election: Buhari approves $500, 000, kits for Guinea Bissau

Mr Buhari sends envoy to Guinea Bissau, Benin

Drone used to illustrate the story (Photo by Darrel Und from Pexels)

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood, drugs across Ghana

The aim is for deliveries to arrive within 30 minutes.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigerian govt to begin production of ECOWAS biometric identity card

Thirteen million biometric cards are expected to be produced within 10 years at a cost of over N14billion.

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

Senegal’s President inaugurated for second term

President Macky Sall pledges action on environment and women’s rights during second term.


Nigerian academics hail court ruling on lecturers deported to Cameroon

Two separate judgments were handed down by the presiding judge, Anwuli Chikere, on March 1, 2019, in connection with the matter.

Gambian refugees return home from Senegal on January 21, 2017, the day Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat and left the country.

How The Gambia is going about its search for truth and reconciliation

Seeking uncomfortable truths about atrocities perpetrated against citizens has become an integral part of rebuilding societies after the fall of authoritarian regimes or at the end of armed conflicts.

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

How Yahya Jammeh Stole a Country

While president of the compact West African state of 2 million, Jammeh frequently drove his black stretch Hummer from his official residence in Banjul, the capital, to a lavish private estate in his home village of Kanilai.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has seen the competition expanded to 48 nations

Togolese football official gets life ban for bribery

Mr Fagla was also fined 3,000 Swiss francs.

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

Senegal president wins re-election with 58 per cent vote

Macky Sall has been in power since 2012.