The first contact between North Africa and Timbuktu occurred due to the gold trade in West Africa.
Egypt will host chiefs of staff meeting of the G5 Sahel countries, as well as representatives of the donor states on Feb. 9-11, 2020.
ISIS posted a video on its account on Telegram claiming responsibility for five attacks in presumably Nigeria resulting in 118 casualties.
Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week.
Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered.
Egypt is studying the establishment of a logistics center in Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire to boost Egyptian exports to West Africa, Trade Minister Tarek Kabil said.
A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday embarked on a five-day trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait, the Pentagon said.
Close to 100 prisoners escaped from prison in central Ivory Coast on Sunday in one of many security breaches in the West African economic powerhouse this year.
340 pieces of African Art have been gifted to the Williams College Museum of Art.
France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement.