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.
Senegal presidential hopeful loses appeal against jail time
The West African country holds presidential election next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.