West Africa


Morocco’s admission in ECOWAS is anti-Nigeria — Ex-Minister

Tunisia is seeking an observer role while Mauritania wants to return to ECOWAS.

Chadian President Idriss Deby [Photo: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri]

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 Yemi Osinbajo and Togolese President and ECOWAS Chairman, Faure Gnassingbe

Acting President Osinbajo receives new ECOWAS chairman in Aso Rock

The Togolese President wants the relationship between his country and Nigeria to remain close.

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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.

FILE PHOTO: African migrants on Mediterranean; Photo: ibtimes.co.uk

Bodies of seven African migrants in abandoned truck in Libya

The survivors said they had been left there by smugglers.

Nigerian Army

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.

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Gambia issues arrest warrants for suspected killers of journalist

Two former soldiers are wanted in connection with the 2004 killing.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

ECOWAS condemns soldiers’ mutiny in Cote d’Ivoire

The ECOWAS leader also called for peace in the region.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny

Heavy gunfire on Monday paralysed much of Abidjan and the western port city of San Pedro.

Pictures of Ivorian Soldiers [Photo: TVC News]

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.


China to dispatch 395 peacekeeping force to Mali

The troops will be sent to the West African country in two batches.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambian President Barrow fires central bank chief, three deputies

The affected officials served under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

A market in Ghana [Photo Credit: Public Radio International]

Ghana inflation rises to 13.0 per cent in April

“The marginal increase in the index was mainly due to a rise in transport fare.”

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Mystery illness in Liberia appears to be meningitis -Minister

The outbreak has stirred anxiety about another Ebola outbreak.

Ivory Coast on map [Photo: Worldpress.org]

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.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

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.

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

Gambians go to the poll to elect parliament

Five seats would be appointed directly by President Adama Barrow.

Gambian migrants deported from Libya stand in line with plastic bag from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as they wait for registration at the airport in Banjul, Gambia April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

169 Gambian migrants return home

Most of the dozen or so Gambian migrants interviewed by Reuters had been gone for more than a year.

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Ghana’s $2.2 billion debt sale boosts reserves

Offshore buyers constituted 90 per cent of accepted bids, according to Barclays Bank Ghana sources.

Bank of Ghana

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.

Simone Gbagbo

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.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo  [Photo: Pulse.com.gh]

Ghana’s president sets record with 110 ministers

Critics are alarmed at the cost of governance.

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

Gambian authorities discover body of opposition leader

Solo Sandeng died last year in government custody, and his body was not recovered.

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Senegal authorities arrest Dakar mayor in graft probe

The mayor, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested late on Tuesday

Tuareg Rebels

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.