Nigeria’s foreign minister: Mali, Guinea coups ‘really a setback for democracy’
15 November 2021 | 10:48 am
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
August 19, 2023
August 17, 2023
August 22, 2023
August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023
September 2, 2023
Although education is a fundamental human right, it’s often out of reach for women, girls, and people living in low-income communities. The Recycles Pay Educational project in Lagos, Nigeria, ensures that children from these communities remain in school while promoting plastic recycling. The initiative allows parents or guardians to pay their ward’s school fees using plastic bottles and cans.
Niger's coup leader Abdourahamane Tiani sent a delegation, led by his defence chief General Moussa Salaou Barmou, to the Guinean capital Conakry on Saturday to thank leaders there for their support - a sign of the junta's desire to affirm alliances as it stands up to regional and other powers.
Doctors and nurses are leaving Nigeria in large numbers. A lack of medical staff has long been a problem, and it's getting worse. DW spoke with some of those who are considering leaving to find out what's motivating their decisions.
The pact allows Mali and Burkina Faso to provide military assistance to Niger in the event of military intervention against the putschists there.
Twenty-two soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed in an ambush by bandits in Niger state have been buried.
The EU is set to launch a new mission in West Africa in the fall, a German newspaper has reported. The combined military-civilian operation will aim to prevent instability triggered by jihadi groups.
Protests broke out after it was revealed that the minister had met with her Israeli counterpart, possibly breaking Libyan law. The minister is now facing an investigation.
Corporal punishment has long been a fact of life for Nigerian schoolchildren. In Katsina State, officials say school attendance improved after the practice was banned.
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
Europe seems to have ever fewer options as it watches West Africa experience a series of military coups.
President Bola Tinubu was elected in a closely contested poll in February. The losing candidates have challenged the results citing irregularities.
‘It is a battle between the will of the people and dis-information but democracy triumphs’ – Shettima
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday rejected challenges by opposition rivals to Bola Tinubu's win in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country.
1 hour ago
The Spanish international has reacted to the federation calling up players who are boycotting the women's national team, claiming the move showed "nothing had changed."
1 hour ago
At least 17 Japanese nationals have been accused of spying under sweeping "espionage" regulations introduced by Beijing in July, leaving companies reluctant to send their staff to China and imperiling local production.
2 hours ago
Israel complained about the presence of German Ambassador Steffen Seibert at a meeting in Israel's Supreme Court. Reform of that institution, sought by the government, is a contetious domestic issue in Israel.
2 hours ago
China has sharply rejected statements made by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in the United States about Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
3 hours ago
Germany has wanted reform of the UN Security Council for years. But its bids to join the exclusive circle of permanent members have always failed.