West Africa

ANALYSIS: Top contenders for Sierra Leone presidential election

This will be the fourth elections since the end of the civil war in 2002 and the first since the Ebola epidemic.

ECOWAS opens Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control in Abuja

The centre will handle disease coordination, surveillance, response, diagnosis, prevention and control across West Africa

President Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf reacts to winning Mo Ibrahim Prize

“I have led a life of service and sacrifice on behalf of the Liberian people.”

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

The mass killing occurred in July, 1990.

The Gambia rejoins Commonwealth

Gambia left five years ago.

Liberian President, George Weah, takes salary cut

“Our economy is broken; our government is broke. Our currency is in free fall …”

Mali on map

Mine explosion on civilian vehicle in central Mali kills 26

Mali and its western neighbour Senegal plan to deploy 1,000 troops soon.

Liberia’s new president, Weah, makes first appointments

The new Liberian leader has also directed that the heads of other government ministries and agencies remain in place until further notice

Gambian military arrests two top Jammeh generals after they return from exile

The army did not say why the two men returned to Gambia or on what charges they had been arrested

Gambia’s president reveals Buhari’s statement that helped sack Jammeh

Mr. Barrow visits Mr. Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja.

Liberia’s ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

The outgoing president is accused of not supporting the party’s candidate.

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

The Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Côte d’Ivoire’s second city

“We entered the CCDO camp around midnight and took all of their arms and ammunition.”

Over 1,700 afflicted with skin disease in Liberia — Official

Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite known, scientifically, as Sarcoptes scabies

Liberia’s NEC presents certificate of return to George Weah, others

About 66 out of the 73 elected lawmakers were certificated.

George Weah asks opponent to nominate candidates for appointment in his govt

Mr. Weah defeated incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in the December 26 run-off election

Weah pledges grassroots social transformation

Mr. Weah says partisans looking to cheat the Liberian people will have no place in his administration.

It’s Official: George Weah is Liberia’s President-elect

The electoral commission made the formal declaration on Friday.

George Weah

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai concedes defeat to George Weah

The vice president said he has called George Weah.

Niger Republic on map

Italy plans to send 470 troops to Niger to tackle traffickers – Military

Mr. Gentiloni said the redeployed troops could also help to combat terrorism in the Sahel.

How George Weah won Liberian presidential election ( FULL RESULTS)

From the provisional results announced, Mr. Weah won 14 out the 15 counties in the country.

Weah and Boakai

As Liberia awaits presidential election result, ruling party summons emergency meeting

The meeting holds Friday.

Boakai and Weah

Liberia Election: George Weah, Joseph Boakai to know fate from 6:45pm today

The official announcement of results will start at that time.

George Weah confident of victory as electoral commission fixes date for announcement of result

The former football star ran against the country’s vice president, Joseph Boakai, in the Tuesday’s runoff

Boakai and Weah

Defying electoral commission, Liberian ruling party claims lead over George Weah

Vice President Boakai and Ex-Footballer Weah battled in Tuesday’s runoff