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26 Oct 2018
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?
23 Oct 2018
The family of a healthcare worker murdered by Islamic State in West Africa want her body back to give her a proper burial.
22 Oct 2018
Nigerian company Medsaf is combatting the spread of fake drugs in West Africa by connecting hospitals and pharmacies with multinational and local drug manufacturers.
30 Apr 2018
Known by his people as "!Nanseb Gaib Gabemab" ("the snake in the grass"), Hendrik Witbooi rallied his Nama people to rise up in a guerrilla war against German imperialism in what was then German South West Africa.
26 Nov 2017
About a hundred migrants a day from north and west Africa come to Spain seeking a better life. What most find instead is not a gleaming Europe filled with riches but little work and poor living conditions.
14 Oct 2017
Med view to commence flights to Francophone West Africa.
8 Sep 2017
An eight-member U.S congressional delegation recently visited Nigeria as part of a tour of West Africa.
25 Jul 2017
In this exclusive seven-part series, we are exploring the world of the Wood Merchants of Ebute Metta; the enterprise, the people, the engineering and the health and environmental impacts of West Africa's largest wood market.
23 Jul 2017
Do you really understand why a piece of furniture costs what it costs? In this episode of the Wood Merchant series, we follow the money and break down the costs of what it takes to get a piece of furniture out of wood.
22 Jul 2017
In this episode, we follow the journey of the logs down to the wood market where they are chopped into lumber, before being turned into different furniture.
21 Jul 2017
Every aspect of the wood business is crude and the players are proud to let you know. In this episode of our seven part series, you will get a first hand look at the ingenuity of the players in the market and how home-grown technology is powering the wood market.
20 Jul 2017
Behind West Africa's largest Wood market are men and women who have invested heavily in the business. In this part of our Wood Merchant series, we look at the life and stories of the people involved in the wood business.

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