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21 Apr
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
8 Feb
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
2 Feb
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.
26 Sep 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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
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