West Africa

Arabic manuscripts in West Africa: How did Islamic culture move across the desert?

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 - 11:40 GMT

The first contact between North Africa and Timbuktu occurred due to the gold trade in West Africa.

Egypt to host G5 Sahel chiefs of staff meeting

Sun, 09 Feb 2020 - 03:27 GMT

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.

Islamic State claims attacks in West Africa caused 118 casualties

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 08:29 GMT

ISIS posted a video on its account on Telegram claiming responsibility for five attacks in presumably Nigeria resulting in 118 casualties.

Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 - 08:56 GMT

Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week.

W.Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered.

Egypt to set up logistics center in West Africa to boost exports

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 11:01 GMT

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.

Lagos art lovers get chance to bid for long-lost masterpiece found in London

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - 03:40 GMT

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.

Mattis to travel to Middle East, West Africa and South Asia

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 08:28 GMT

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday embarked on a five-day trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait, the Pentagon said.

Dozens of prisoners on the run in central Ivory Coast

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 - 03:50 GMT

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 gifted to American Museum

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 - 04:33 GMT

340 pieces of African Art have been gifted to the Williams College Museum of Art.

France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 07:34 GMT

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.