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26 Sep
Regional leaders from the ECOWAS group of countries have called for elections in Guinea following a military coup. It is the second country in the region now under the rule of a junta.
12 Sep
The ECOWAS bloc called on Guinea to return to "normal constitutional order" after President Alpha Conde was deposed in a coup by special forces.
8 Sep
West Africa's leaders will hold an emergency ECOWAS summit on Guinea on Wednesday amid fears the military takeover could spark further instability in the region. But ECOWAS faces its own credibility problem.
28 Feb
A startup in West Africa has developed an app to help improve the efficiency of collecting and recycling waste. It connects homes and institutions with plastic and metal recycling collectors with the click of a button.
7 Feb
Are you yearning for frogs today? Then this is the place to go: Nigeria's Bunza Frog Market is the biggest selling spot in West Africa.
31 Jan
Are you yearning for frogs today? Then this is the place to go: Nigeria's Bunza Frog Market is the biggest selling spot in West Africa.
25 Jan
The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.
23 Sep 2020
West Africa's aspirations for a single currency hit a setback after its leaders met in Niamey for a one-day summit earlier this week and passed a resolution to delay the proposed adoption until all critical issues are resolved.
20 Sep 2020
How West Africa’s investment banking space is coping with COVID-19
18 Jul 2020
A start-up in West Africa has developed an app to help improve the efficiency of collecting and recycling waste. It connects homes and institutions with plastic and metal recycling collectors with the click of a button.
18 Jul 2020
Bringing solar power to remote villages in Mali. Millions of people in Mali have no access to electricity, but a start-up wants to change that by providing mini solar power plants to remote villages.
24 May 2020
What's West Africa learned since the Ebola pandemic? When's the right moment to ease lockdown? What are the conditions for staging elections during the current crisis?

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