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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?
24 Apr 2020
In West Africa, the nation of Burkina Faso is a weak link in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. In the north of the country, which suffers constant terror attacks, entire provinces are threatened. And an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is underway, with Covid-19 just beginning to spread. Our reporters Jonathan Walsh and Kalidou Sy went to find out more.
14 Apr 2020
No one knows how many old masks, sculptures and other archaeological finds are traded illegally from West Africa every year. Setting up so-called culture banks in local communities may be a solution.
26 Feb 2020
Guardian TV takes a look at inside one of Nigeria's biggest leather market, Mushin. The market which started with about five people on Wey street today has expanded and grow to become an all commerce market where over 300 shops sell different leather materials.
12 Jan 2020
Heads of state from West Africa and France will be meeting in Pau, France on Monday, to find new strategies against jihadists in the Sahel. But resistance to the presence of French troops in the region is growing.
8 Dec 2019
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.
6 Nov 2019
Nigeria has given its West African neighbours requirements that must be met before it re-opens its land borders.⁣⁣ Here are the conditions... ⁣⁣
3 Nov 2019
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.
18 Sep 2019
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.
2 Sep 2019
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.

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