West Africa

Mali on map

UN chief urges peaceful presidential poll in Mali

There are 24 other presidential candidates in the election.

Malian Soldiers

Armed protesters shut down Mali’s Timbuktu days before vote

Malians will vote on Sunday in a presidential election

Mali on map

Mali airport hit by shelling 6 days before election

The government says the election, due on July 29, will go ahead despite the turmoil.

The court drawing is Woewiyu and his lawyers.

Former Charles Taylor’s deputy convicted in U.S.

Thomas Woewiyu was convicted on 11 counts of criminal immigration fraud.

Mali on map

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims attack on French troops in Mali

The group said the attack was a message to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Cattle herd used to illustrate the story.

Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem — ECOWAS

The violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen are not peculiar to Nigeria alone, Mr Eyadema says.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

Ghana President fires electoral commission chief

Ghana will next hold presidential elections in 2020.

Taliban Militants

Mali Islamists release video of French, Colombian hostages

Both women address the camera directly, one after the other.

Cameroun Gendarmes

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.

Boko Haram

Nine people killed in Boko Haram attacks in Niger – Officials

The tragedy was perpetrated by at least three suicide bombers.

A man stands in front of a house in Enchi, Ghana, in June 2014. A Ghanaian member of parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, has been threatening investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and those perceived as close to his undercover investigative film about corruption and football in Ghana. (Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon)

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Buhari meets new Sierra Leone leader, offers support

Mr Buhari says Nigeria will continue to stand by the country.

Gambia on Map used to illustrate the story

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.

Ghana-Central-Bank. [Photo credit: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]

Ghana Central Bank cuts interest rate to 17%

Ghana is in its final year of a $918 million credit deal with the International Monetary Fund.

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 President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Qatar (Photo Credit: Ghanalive.TV)

Ghana opens embassy in Qatar after decades of “progressive’’ ties

“The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated.”

President Deby of Chad announces new cabinet

The new government consists of 29 members including eight women.

Soldiers from Ivory Coast's Special Forces march in a military parade, marking Independence day, near the presidential palace in Abidjan

Cote d’Ivoire retires 2,168 soldiers

A spokesperson said the soldiers accepted voluntary retirement.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Herders/Farmers conflicts: Nigeria, ECOWAS to host regional conference

A sub-regional ministerial meeting will hold on April 26 in Abuja.


Liberia issues alert on monkeypox outbreak

The disease has already been discovered in the southern county of River Cess.

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.