Sunjata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire
West African storytellers still sing the praises of Sunjata Keita today. Crippled as a child, he overcame his disability to unify the fragmented kingdoms of the region, creating the vast medieval Mali Empire.
Ghana airport get e-gates
West African nation of Ghana has launched 10 e-gates at the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana. The e-gate is expected to Identify, authenticate and verify passengers and their documents for a more secure border management system.
People of Sierra Leone set to go to polls, finally
From civil war to Ebola to a deadly landslide, the people of the West African nation of Sierra Leone have been through a lot. Now, after a delayed election date, voters in the struggling democracy are set to vote, and turnout is expected to be high.
Guinea: Reintegration project for returnees
Ongoing political unrest and the ebola epidemic have seriously impacted the West African country, prompting many young people to leave in search of a better life. Those who have to return home face the challenge of rebuilding their lives.
U.S. lawmakers demand answers on Niger operation
U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military's presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the West African country.