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West Africa presidents meet on Burkina crisis

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The presidents of Senegal, Togo, Benin and Nigeria were due to travel to Burkina Faso's capital on Tuesday on a mission to...

Nigerian summit to be ‘decisive’ for Boko Haram task force –...

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Countries waging a regional fight against the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram will take significant steps towards establishing a joint task...

Africans may mandate regional force against Boko Haram this week

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The African Union (AU) might grant a mandate as early as this week for a regional military force to combat Islamist Boko...

Regional leaders step up Boko Haram fight with troops, command centre

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Leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin on Tuesday announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional...

Ten detained in Benin child trafficking probe

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Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to...

Benin receives US patrol boat

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Benin's navy has taken delivery of a Metal Shark boat from the United States, which will be used to improve maritime security...

Call for decriminalisation of drugs in West Africa

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Governments in West Africa should decriminalise drug use and treat the issue as a health problem, because a "war on drugs" will...

Call for decriminalisation of drugs in West Africa

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Governments in West Africa should decriminalise drug use and treat the issue as a health problem, because a "war on drugs" will...

Benin president pardons alleged plotters after French mediation

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Benin's President Boni Yayi has publicly pardoned those accused of trying to poison him in an alleged 2012 coup attempt after the...

Benin says frees Nigerian ex-militant after Jonathan intervenes

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Benin freed a former militant leader from Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region on Friday after a personal intervention by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...