Armed protesters shut down Mali’s Timbuktu days before vote
Malians will vote on Sunday in a presidential election
Mali airport hit by shelling 6 days before election
The government says the election, due on July 29, will go ahead despite the turmoil.
Al-Qaeda-linked group claims attack on French troops in Mali
The group said the attack was a message to French President Emmanuel Macron.
Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem — ECOWAS
The violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen are not peculiar to Nigeria alone, Mr Eyadema says.
Mali Islamists release video of French, Colombian hostages
Both women address the camera directly, one after the other.
Cameroon’s English-speaking regions gripped by deadly violence
There have been rights abuses by both Cameroon forces and armed separatists.
AWCON qualifier: Falcons seal 1-0 win against Scorpions of Gambia
Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long range shot 19 minutes into the game separated both sides.
Nine people killed in Boko Haram attacks in Niger – Officials
The tragedy was perpetrated by at least three suicide bombers.
In Ghana, investigative film crew faces death threats, harassment
Mr. Anas has previously shot investigative films on topics including alleged corruption within the Ghanaian judiciary.
Buhari meets new Sierra Leone leader, offers support
Mr Buhari says Nigeria will continue to stand by the country.
International donors pledge $2bn to support Gambia
The pledge was made at an international donors’ conference aimed at strengthening The Gambia’s democracy and development.
U.S. commandos killed in Niger not authorised to participate in mission – Sen. Kaine
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack, while two others were wounded.
Ghana opens embassy in Qatar after decades of “progressive’’ ties
“The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated.”
Herders/Farmers conflicts: Nigeria, ECOWAS to host regional conference
A sub-regional ministerial meeting will hold on April 26 in Abuja.
Sierra Leone’s new president calls on rival not to challenge results
The new president indicates he might offer his challeger a role in government.
French, Malian troops kill 30 insurgents in gun battle
“A number of Malian soldiers died in the ensuing gun battle.”
APC’s Kamara vows to challenge Sierra Leone’s presidential runoff result
Mr Kamara has also refused to congratulate the new president, Julius Maada Bio.
APC dethroned in Sierra Leone; Julius Maada Bio sworn in as president
The new leader briefly ruled the country as head of a military junta in 1996.