West Africa

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.

President John Mahama

Ghana’s ex-President Mahama nominated to contest 2020 election

It will be the third consecutive poll in which the two will face off.

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

President Sall tipped to win as Senegal votes on Sunday

About 6.5 million people are registered to vote at polling stations that opened at 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) and close at 6 p.m.

From left: National Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine; Head of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; and Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during the visits of delegation of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, on Wednesday in Abuja (6/2/19).

Polls postponement: ECOWAS Head of Observer Mission departs Nigeria

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former Liberian president will return to Nigeria on Thursday.

Cameroonian soldiers. [Photo credit: Army.mil]

10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash – Official

The Cameroonian army regularly refers to armed separatists as “secessionist terrorists.”

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

ECOWAS, AfDB to build six-lane Accra-Abidjan-Lagos highway

The cities to be connected include Lagos, Accra, Lomé and Cotonou.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

Ghana opposition party withdraws from election after members shot

Security officers shot AK-47 assault rifles at the crowd at a polling station in the capital, Accra.

Mali on map

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

UN peacekeeping and French forces are stationed in northern Mali.

Laurent Gbagbo

ICC halts release of former Ivorian President Gbagbo in spite acquittal

The 73-year-old was acquitted on Wednesday.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Slain Ghanaian undercover reporter buried amidst tears

Mr Hussein-Swale was shot dead Wednesday night.