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9 Nov
Military leaders in Mali and Guinea are under pressure to follow a roadmap for elections after coups in recent years. The sanctions consist of travel bans and asset freezes.
25 Sep
On a visit to Conakry following the 5 September putsch, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara say they had 'very frank' talks with the putschists' leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. They were also able to meet with former President Alpha Condé, who is still being detained by the coup's plotters.
6 Jan
Thekiso Rakolojane, West African Hub Head, SA tourism spoke exclusively to GuardianTV about travel and tourism in the COVID-19 era.
29 Apr 2020
Nigerian officials say US President Donald Trump has promised to send the West African nations ventilators to help it tackle the Nigeria Coronavirus .
17 Feb 2020
A shooting near a Protestant church left dozens dead in northern Burkina Faso. The West African country, one of the poorest in the world, is one of several in the Sahel region dealing with a jihadist insurgency.
7 Jan 2020
It's January and harmattan is biting hard in Nigeria, especially Northern Nigeria. Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March.
28 Aug 2019
Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup, has died at the age of 95, the presidency said on Tuesday.
3 May 2019
Footage of the demonstrations shows security services firing their guns and water cannons at crowds. Activists have warned of deteriorating freedoms in the long-stable West African nation.
3 Feb 2019
The world's centre of poverty - the West African country of Nigeria has borne this sad title since last year. Despite enormous oil reserves, 87 million Nigerians, almost half the population, live in poverty.
6 Sep 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended further invitation to Chinese investors and tourists to Nigeria and the West African Sub-region.
4 May 2018
Insurgents in English-speaking regions of western Cameroon have launched a series of attacks on security forces. Calls for Anglophone autonomy in the West African country have escalated since the government cracked down on a protest movement.
20 Apr 2018
West African storytellers still sing the praises of Sunjata Keita today. Crippled as a child, he overcame his disability to unify the fragmented kingdoms of the region, creating the vast medieval Mali Empire.

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For almost a decade, international forces in Mali have been trying to help fight Islamist groups that threatened to take over the country in 2012. But today, the government still only controls the capital and a small area around it. DW's Fred Muvunyi reports.
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The new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy. He is now scheduled to be sworn in, along with a new Cabinet.
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The two leaders talked via videolink amid a tense standoff over Ukraine. US officials said Russia would face severe sanctions if troops crossed the border into Ukranian territory.
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Brussels says the Belarusian government created the crisis by luring migrants with false promises. But some say Poland and the EU are ignoring human suffering.
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Africa's abundant sunshine is ideal for renewable energy production. But the continent relies heavily on crude oil. Experts warn that the economy will continue to suffer if governments don't wean themselves off of oil.