Morocco’s admission in ECOWAS is anti-Nigeria — Ex-Minister
Tunisia is seeking an observer role while Mauritania wants to return to ECOWAS.
Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf Arab row
The announcement came a day after Senegal recalled its envoy from Doha, citing its “active solidarity” with Saudi Arabia.
Acting President Osinbajo receives new ECOWAS chairman in Aso Rock
The Togolese President wants the relationship between his country and Nigeria to remain close.
ECOWAS extends military mission in Gambia by one year
ECOWAS’s 15 member states also gave preliminary approval to Morocco’s bid to join the bloc.
Bodies of seven African migrants in abandoned truck in Libya
The survivors said they had been left there by smugglers.
West African Sahel countries seek 50 million euros from EU for anti-Islamist force
Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania have proposed a regional task force.
Gambia issues arrest warrants for suspected killers of journalist
Two former soldiers are wanted in connection with the 2004 killing.
Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities
Mutinous soldiers shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second largest city, Bouake.
Gambian President Barrow fires central bank chief, three deputies
The affected officials served under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Mystery illness in Liberia appears to be meningitis -Minister
The outbreak has stirred anxiety about another Ebola outbreak.
Demobilised ex-rebels block entrance to Ivory Coast’s second city
The protesters represent some 6,800 former fighters who were demobilised after Ivory Coast’s civil war in 2011.
Gambia parliamentary election: Barrow’s party wins majority as Jammeh’s wins five seats
Five additional seats will be appointed by Mr. Barrow, who took power on January 19.
Ghanaian President names new Central Bank Governor two days after incumbent’s exit
The incoming governor had served as Director of Research in the bank between 2003 and 2011.
Cote d’ivoire’s former first lady cleared of war crimes
The charges were linked to her role in a 2011 civil war that killed about 3,000 people.
Gambian authorities discover body of opposition leader
Solo Sandeng died last year in government custody, and his body was not recovered.
Senegal authorities arrest Dakar mayor in graft probe
The mayor, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested late on Tuesday
Armed groups prevent Mali interim govt installing in Timbuktu
Northern Mali continues to be hit by violence and Islamists have made occasional gains in the region.