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Western nations urge Nigeria to exercise restraint

Three Western nations and the European Union urged Nigeria to adhere to its constitutional process in the "current period of uncertainty" caused...

Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark concern

The recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government and other undemocratic practices in West Africa, especially the situation in Guinea, could have...

Nigerian bomb suspect spent weeks in Ghana before flight

A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day spent weeks in Ghana...

Obama calls for more democracy in Niger

US President Barack Obama has called for more democracy in the African state of Niger, whose President Mamadou Tandja is facing growing...

Niger aid frozen in constitution row: sources

The United States has frozen $20 million in aid for Niger in protest at President Mamadou Tandja's moves to extend his time...

Protection force urgently needed in Guinea: ECOWAS

Guinea, whose military leader was the target of a botched assassination attempt last week, needs a West African protection force urgently, an...

EU extends Niger talks deadline: sources

The European Union has extended until next week a deadline it gave Niger for talks about the northwest African country's constitutional crisis,...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...