Mali junta set stage for lifting of ECOWAS sanctions

NEWS: Mali junta set the stage for lifting…

Mali's junta has removed a major obstacle to the lifting of ECOWAS sanctions. On Thursday it took out a major prerogative devolved to their transition leader who is supposed to bring civilians back to power…

Guinea begins the distribution of voting cards ahead of the elections in October

NEWS: Guinea begins the distribution of voting cards…

Distribution of balloting cards started on Saturday, in what will be one of the most watched elections in Western Africa. In key opposition neighbourhoods, some have argued the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) had voluntarly…

At least six killed in Ivory Coast clashes

NEWS: At least six people killed in clashes…

At least six human beings have now been killed in three days of clashes in Ivory Coast as protestors took to the streets following President Alassane Ouattara's choice to run for a 1/3 term this…

Famine ravages Burkina Faso as farmers call for help

Famine ravages Burkina Faso as farmers call for…

The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and desertification. Just east of capital Ouagadougou, once fertile land is now dry. The area used to support generations of farmers,…

Terrorism in Ivory coast

Terrorist attack in northern Ivory Coast kills 10…

Gunmen have attacked a security post in northern Ivory Coast near the border with Burkina Faso, killing at least 10 soldiers and injuring six others, Ivory Coast’s army chief said Thursday. It was the first…

Stock Exchanges in Nigeria and Ghana

Business: Stock Exchanges in Ghana and Nigeria set…

The economy of Nigeria – the most populous country in Africa, with more than 200 million inhabitants – was transformed post-independence with the adoption of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme in 1986, which kick-started…

Fire destroys Malian displaced camp

Displaced Malians were forced to flee as a fire tore through their makeshift camp in the capital Bamako, destroying tents and reducing the land to ashes. Nobody was reported killed in the fire, Security Minister…

Coronavirus

Health: Mauritania records first coronavirus case

The Ministry of health in Mauritania has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the West African country in a statement on Friday. The patient is a European man living in Mauritania who returned to…

Nigeria’s Population Now a Whopping 201 Million!

A United Nation Population Fund report has said that the country's population grew by about 5 million people from 2018. Nigeria has the world's third lowest life expectancy rate at 55 years and the total  fertility rate…