West Africa

West Africa

In these hardest of times, many countries are fighting the global pandemic that has so far claimed four in Zimbabwe and thousands beyond its borders. It’s high time we address the impact that coronavirus (Covid-19) has on African countries. ...

By Moses Magadza WINDHOEK – Professionals working with adolescents suffering from drug or substance disorders are honing their skills to provide family therapy. This, as research shows that ...

monday in Lagos with a town hall meeting that had six ministers in attendance. ...

A Nigerian judge has criticised a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to court in Lagos with a defence team of more than 90 people. ...

Guinea was declared free of Ebola transmission on Tuesday after more than 2,500 people died from the virus in the West African nation ...

Tens of people were killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said on Friday, with one journalist putting the death toll at 100. ...

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mobile phone market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 100 others, the country's emergency response agency said. ...

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara won a blowout poll victory and a second five-year term in a weekend vote intended to draw a line under years of turmoil and a 2011 civil war, the elections commission announced on Wednesday. ...

Nigeria will pursue charges against a megachurch owned by pastor T.B. Joshua for negligence after a building collapse in September that left 116 people dead. ...

A teenager blew herself up near a mosque on Monday night in an apparent suicide attack attempt in Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city, police said. ...

No fewer than 4 people have been confirmed dead and others were said to have sustained severe injuries at Pastor T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN in Ghana on Sunday. ...

A DARK cloud seems to be hanging over Nigeria–trained doctors desiring to practise in the United Kingdom. ...

At least 60 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a crush during new year festivities in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, officials say. ...

A multi-storey department store has collapsed in Ghana’s capital, Accra, with dozens of people believed to be trapped inside. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email ...

LAGOS — It will be a rare spectacle this Friday, November 4, when a Christian ministry devoted to the conversion of people considered as gross sinners holds its ...

DAKAR — Ivorian government officials recently visiting displaced families in the west were met with hostile youth and wailing women — a reminder six months after election violence ...

ABIDJAN – An International Criminal Court investigation into Ivory Coast’s post-election conflict will focus on two to six people thought most responsible for atrocities, the prosecutor said during ...

SIRTE, Libya – Libyan transitional government forces said on Sunday they had captured the university and a conference centre in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, but were holding ...

ABUJA, NIGERIA—Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won the oil-rich country’s election Monday as riots swept across the Muslim north and left buildings ablaze and people hiding in their homes, ...

A watershed presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, unfolded peacefully on Saturday, a first for a country with a history of rigged and violent votes in ...

Soldiers have shot into the air, stolen cars and looted shops in the western part of Burkina Faso’s capital as protests by military guards against unpaid housing allowances ...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — France on Tuesday renewed its denials of involvement in the arrest of the strongman of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, who was captured and taken ...

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbagbo (65) whose refusal to step down after losing a presidential election in November last year triggered a civil war in the West ...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The Ivory Coast strongman, Laurent Gbagbo, was captured on Monday after a week-long siege of his residence and placed under the control of his ...