The Gulf of Guinea: A Haven of Operations for Pirates
The Gulf of Guinea is one of the most dangerous in the world because of widespread cases of piracy affecting a number of countries in West Africa and the larger international community.
Nigeria lists conditions for reopening its land borders
Nigeria has given its West African neighbours requirements that must be met before it re-opens its land borders. Here are the conditions...
How Nigeria's border closure is affecting trade with its neighbours
The ripple effects of Nigeria's partially closed borders continue to reverberate across neighbouring countries in West Africa. From Sochi in Russia – to discuss this story and more, Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre joins CNBC Africa.
West African leaders pledge $1 billion to fight jihadists
The leaders of West African nations have announced a plan to combat the growing problem of Islamist violence in the region. Jihadist groups have strengthened their presence across the arid Sahel region this year.
Final tribute held for DJ Arafat, the 'King of Coupe Decale' dance music
Thousands of fans of DJ Arafat, the king of 'Coupè Dècalè' dance music that is hugely popular in Ivory Coast and West Africa, gathered on Friday to pay tribute to him in a stadium in Abidjan on the eve of his funeral.
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.