Nigerians disagree over legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler
In Sokoto, an old city in northern Nigeria, Usmane Dan Fodio's tomb attracts pilgrims from all over West Africa. For many Muslims, this scholarly and reformist Fulani is considered a saint. In 1808, he established the Caliphate of Sokoto, an Islamic state that extended from Burkina Faso to Cameroon.
West African nation Islamic Republic of Mauritania heads to the polls
It's the first time voters are electing a successor to a democratically elected president in the West African state, whose history has been strewn with military coups. A former general is heavily tipped to win the vote.
Unpacking AfDB's integration strategy for West Africa
In a bid to boost economic integration in West Africa, the African Development Bank recently approved $70 million for the Ebonyi ring road project. Ebrima Faal, Senior Director for Nigeria at AfDB joined CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss this and more.
Lagos: world's largest oil refinery project backed by World Bank
West Africa correspondent Fanny Facsar talks to DW about the world's largest refinery project in Lagos, Nigeria. Behind it is Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote. But the World Bank is also supporting it - despite pledging to heavily reduce investment in fossil fuel projects.
Wife stealing festival
You can steal someone's wife in a part of the West Africa nation of Niger. Wife stealing is widely accepted by the people of the Wodaabe tribe, a small subgroup of the ethnic group in the country.
Cutting chemical fertilizers in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast is the largest agricultural producer in West Africa - and most farmers use chemical fertilizers. But an eco-friendly business based in the capital Abidjan has found success producing organic alternatives.
Nigeria's Third Mainland Bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland in Nigeria. It was the longest bridge in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed. But it remains the longest in West Africa.
Stanbic IBTC’s Nigeria headline PMI at 54.4 in October
Stanbic IBTC reading puts Nigeria’s headline PMI at 54.4 in October to signal a further improvement in the health of the Nigerian private sector. Gbolahan Taiwo, Regional Economist, West Africa at Stanbic IBTC joins CNBC Africa to discuss the details.
What is the potential for retail development in Nigeria?
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development notes that West Africa recorded a 17 percent decline in Foreign Direct Investment in the first half of the year, But how does this affect the potential for retail development in the region's most populous country?
Family devastated by murder of Nigerian aid worker
The family of a healthcare worker murdered by Islamic State in West Africa want her body back to give her a proper burial.