Gambia arrests 137 protesters urging president Barrow to step down
Mr Barrow came to power after the 2016 election, ending 22 years of authoritarian rule by Yahya Jammeh.
Equatorial Guinea speeds up investment drive with Nigerian investors
The delegation from Equatorial Guinea met with several Nigerian executives from the Africa Finance Corporation, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, First Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank.
Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone
The attack took place at Jalloh’s home in Sierra Leone’s northern Bendugu village.
Why we introduced higher cedi denominations – Bank of Ghana
The Ghanaian apex bank in November 2019 introduced higher denominations of its local currency.
Cote d’Ivoire militia leader gets 20 years jail sentence for role in civil war
Charles Ble-Coude was sentenced in absentia by a court in Abidjan.
ECOWAS Presidents adopt $2.3bn budget to counter regional insecurity
According to the communiqué, the ECOWAS Authority agreed that out of the $2.3 billion, $1 billion would be financed from internal funds.
AfDB has $20bn investments’ portfolio in ECOWAS — Adesina
The bank says its major focus is on energy and transport infrastructure, private sector, regional financial market integration, water and sanitation
Polls open to elect local govt representatives in Ghana
57,040 are contesting for positions in the local level election which was first introduced in 1988.
67 soldiers killed in Niger Republic terror attack – Buhari
”We offer prayers for the repose of those murdered and for the safe recovery and return of those who are still to be accounted for.”
ECOWAS Presidents to meet on single currency December 21
Nigeria’s finance minister expresses doubt about the ECOWAS single currency commencing next year.
Death toll in migrant boat sinking off Mauritania rises to 63
The boat bound for Spain capsized on Wednesday with up to 180 people aboard.
Nigerians enjoy more electricity than many countries in West Africa – Official
Nigeria is among first five in access to electricity in West Africa.
Fourteen killed in terrorist attack on Burkina Faso church
An unprecedented wave of violence has rendered a once-peaceful Burkina Faso stumbling amidst threats of rampaging Jihadists in the Sahel.
Buhari expresses grief over death of 13 French soldiers in Mali
“I am deeply saddened by the news of this helicopter accident that claimed the lives of 13 French soldiers.”
U.S. advises citizens not to travel to Burkina Faso
The U.S. orders all family members of government employees not of age to leave, and authorises the voluntary departure of non-emergency staff and family members.
70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls – Report
The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term
53 soldiers killed in attack on Mali military post
No group has claimed responsibility for the assault.
Tension in Guinea-Bissau as sacked PM refuses to leave office
President Jose Vaz dissolved the government late on Monday.
Senegal enters the Liquefied natural gas race with significant offshore discoveries
Senegal, where oil was discovered in 1961, expects all its offshore projects to come online between 2022 and 2026.
Opposition leaders in Guinea sentenced to jail for organising protests
The opposition leaders were jailed for organising protests against a possible amendment of the constitution allowing a third term for the 81-year-old president.
Five killed in twin attacks in northern Burkina Faso
Since 2015, a spate of terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso has killed more than 500 people and internally displaced more than 280,000 others, including more than 9,000 pupils.