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“Invisible shipwrecks” another contributor to migrant deaths

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A sharp increase in deaths and disappearances of migrants heading to Spain’s Canary Islands off the West African coast is a cause for “extreme...

‘Serious decisions’: West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

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West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders...

Regional envoys meet Guinea junta, ousted president after coup

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A delegation from West Africa's main political and economic bloc on Friday met Guinea's ousted president Alpha Conde and members of the junta that...

West African regional bloc suspends Guinea after coup

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West Africa's main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea's membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt...

Guinea military consolidates takeover, opposition leader signals openness to transition

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Guinea's main opposition leader said on Tuesday he was open to participating in a transition following a military coup over the weekend, as the...

France ends West African Barkhane military operation

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President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France's operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa would come to an end with...

With military victory elusive, West African nations quietly back talks with...

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Two years after local emir Djibril Diallo fled his home in northern Burkina Faso following death threats from Islamist militants, he received an unexpected...

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

French journalist kidnapped in northern Mali appears in video

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A journalist who disappeared last month in Mali’s northern city of Gao appeared in a video on Wednesday appealing to authorities to do everything...

First-ever West Africa Joint Operations exercise a good step towards prosecuting...

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The US Bureau of Diplomatic Security held the first-ever West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise on 29 March 2021. The exercise was aimed at connecting...

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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...