West Africa

Opposition candidate leads in Sierra Leone with 75% result declared

NEC says recount of votes underway in some districts offices.

Sierra Leone election too close to call with half results in

The election looks set for a second round.

Sierra Leone elections credible – EU

The body however says intimidation and instances of violence marred the elections.

Liberia confirms 3 more Lassa fever deaths

Liberia has confirmed a total of 12 deaths so far, out of a total of 28 cases of Lassa fever since the beginning of the year

Sierra Leone Polls: Why we won’t announce results now – NEC

The general elections were held on Wednesday

Polls open in Sierra Leone general elections amidst calls for fairness

About 3.1 million voters are expected to choose amongst 16 candidates aiming to succeed President Ernest Bai Makoro.

3.17 million Sierra Leonean set to vote for new leaders

Election observers called for free, fair elections.

Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

The ex-Nigerian leader meets President Koroma, NEC, candidates and other stakeholders.

Election: Sierra Leone police deploys 13,000 personnel

The general elections will hold on Wednesday

30 feared killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

Most of the dead were Burkinabe soldiers who responded to the attack in Ouagadougou Friday.

Burkina Faso Prime Minister speaks after deadly attacks

Paul Kaba Thieba says he was unhurt after attack on his office building.

What ECOWAS must do to be more effective – Buhari

“We must work towards limiting costs, keeping the number of statutory positions low.”

Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso capital

At least three rockets have been launched within the past hour.

Commission frowns at disrespect of ECOWAS court decisions by members

The ECOWAS commission gets new president, Claude Brou

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana records first death from Lassa fever in 2018

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever known to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

Jonathan leads observer mission for Sierra Leone elections

The elections hold on March 7.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana to tighten control on gold exports to protect revenues

Ghanaian law requires that the state-run Precious Minerals Marketing Company test and validate mineral production before export

Cameroon

Boko Haram executed over 60 suicide attacks in Cameroon in 2017 – UN

The UN deputy relief chief stated said this on her arrival in Chad for a two-day visit.

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.