ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Elderly women risk lives crushing rock in Cameroon

2016-07-23 21:04

Elderly women are risking their lives crushing rock for cash in northern Cameroon.

Cash crunch hits mass weddings

2016-07-21 05:35

Low global oil prices have hurt Nigeria's economy, taking it to the brink of recession which has had an unexpected effect on mass weddings.

Africa's biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

2016-07-16 21:10

Africa's largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.

Nigerian pastor, brother held in Zambia over rape of minor

2016-07-15 12:54

A Nigerian pastor and his brother, who run the Christ Freedom Ministries International church in Zambia, have been arrested for raping a minor, reports say.

Three killed in anti-government protest in Mali

2016-07-12 20:34

A source says three three demonstrators have been killed in northern Mali in a protest concentrated on a contentious peace accord.

Narco-state or failed state? Guinea-Bissau and the framing of Africa

2016-07-11 21:05

For the vast majority, knowledge and understanding of the African political landscape is gained not from personal experience but from mass media, writes Keith Somerville.

Gambia bans child marriage

2016-07-09 17:36

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation.

Another oil pipeline sabotaged in Nigeria

2016-07-08 14:34

Nigerian militants have blown up another oil pipeline in the restive south of the country, a security official said.

Militants hit oil facilities in Southern Nigeria

2016-07-07 13:01

The Niger Delta Avengers militant group says it has attacked more oil infrastructure in southern Nigeria, ignoring a call for unity from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Triple suicide bombing averted in Nigeria

2016-07-05 08:21

Nigeria's army says it thwarted a suicide bombing when soldiers killed two female suspects before they were able to attack displaced people, while a third died when her explosives detonated prematurely.

 

Senegalese police sweep children off streets

2016-07-23 14:44

Numerous children have been coaxed off the streets of Dakar, crying and frightened, where they have spent their childhoods.

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base - ministry

2016-07-20 07:13

Seventeen soldiers have been killed and 35 wounded in central Mali in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".

Fragile peace is holding in Nigeria

2016-07-16 15:22

Nigeria's military has clawed back swathes of territory held by Boko Haram, opening up routes once crawling with Islamists

11 000 Ivorian refugees in Ghana afraid to go home

2016-07-13 07:12

Five years after the return of peace to Ivory Coast, 11 000 Ivorian refugees living in Ghana are still afraid to go home despite an upbeat economic climate.

Niger president moots regional anti-terror force

2016-07-11 22:52

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger has proposed setting up a multinational west African force to fight terrorism.

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

2016-07-09 20:27

Covered in dust and without protective kit, two boys gather stones in cups and they are among the army of child labourers working in Burkina Faso.

Six killed in 'Boko Haram' suicide attack in Nigeria

2016-07-08 20:40

Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Nine dead in Eid party stampede in Ghana

2016-07-07 14:54

Nine people have been killed in a stampede at a party in central Ghana to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a public official says.

US warning: Possible attacks in Lagos

2016-07-05 18:02

The United States has warned of possible attacks against expatriates and foreign visitors in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, during public holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Armed attackers kill 2 gendarmes, wound soldier in Mali

2016-07-03 08:32

A local official says two armed men on motorcycles have killed two gendarmes and wounded a soldier in the northeast Mali town of Menaka.

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