West Africa

Burkina Faso soldiers (Photo Credit: PressTV)

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.

President Jose Vaz

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.

UN Peacekeepers [Photo: therising continent.com]

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.

President Nana Akufour

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 on map

Plot to destabilise Ghana foiled – Official

The government posted a statement titled ‘ security agencies foil attempt to create instability in Ghana.

Cocoa beans are pictured next to a warehouse in the village of Atroni, near Sunyani, Ghana, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ange Aboa

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari at Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Counter-Terrorism in B/Faso [Photo: T@@BashirAhmaad]

Don’t allow terrorists destabilise West Africa, Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders

President Buhari joined other ECOWAS leaders for the special one-day Summit.

L-R: Mrs Henrietta Didigu, Judethaddeus Etong, Commissioner Konzi, Ebrima Drammeh, Mrs Vabah Gayflor and Mr. Amadou Ceesay

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

More than 29 killed’ in militant attacks in Burkina Faso

Both attacks occurred in the northern Sanmatenga province.

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank

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”.

New ECOWAS Chairman sets agenda for his tenure

He said actions would be continued to strengthen democracy and political governance in the subregion.


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.

Journalist Ignace Sossou, inset, has been convicted under Benin's new digital media laws.

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.

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.