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Villagers killed in central Mali as mediators seek to restore stability

Armed men killed at least 12 villagers in central Mali, local officials said on Thursday, while in the capital Bamako West African mediators held...

Amnesty says abuses rampant as West African armies target jihadists

Soldiers in three West African countries unlawfully killed or caused the disappearance of at least 199 people between February and April during stepped-up operations...

W.Africa bloc cites intimidation before Gambia vote

West African regional group ECOWAS said it would not send observers to Gambia's presidential election after its fact-finding mission found signs of...

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...