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Mali urges aggressive overhaul of UN peacekeeping mission

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:43

Mali called on the United Nations to speed up deploying the remainder of its promised 12,000-member peacekeeping force and station more troops in the West African nation`s turbulent north.

Ebola `out of control` in West Africa: MSF

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 03:16

An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Ebola death toll rises to 72 in Guinea

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 04:56

The Ebola virus has claimed 72 lives in Guinea since January, according to a latest update from the health ministry of the West African country.

Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 23:59

The World Health Organisation says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.

Mali goes to polls under threat of Islamist violence

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 19:08

Malians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections intended to cap the troubled west African nation`s return to democracy but overshadowed by the threat of Islamist reprisals.

West Africa calls for more troops to secure peace in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:29

Leaders of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS met in Senegal to call for "urgent steps" from the international community to secure peace in Mali and discuss the creation of a single currency.

Five new bat species discovered in West Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:52

Scientists have discovered five new species of bats in West Africa.

Family members fear for safety of hijacked ship crew

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 14:48

Family members of the captain urged the Ministry of External Affairs to take urgent steps to bring back crew members of Turkish oil-chemical tanker.

Zambia to camp in West Africa ahead of Ghana encounter

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 18:16

The Zambian government is considering camping the national football team in West Africa ahead of a 2014 Brazil World Cup against Ghana.qualifier match

Ghanaian president defies sanctions to host Ahmadinejad

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 21:49

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has defied international sanctions to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his three-nation West African tour that also took him to Benin and Niger.

Boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes in Gabon, 30 dead

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 09:18

At least 30 people died when a boat, carrying 60 illegal immigrants, capsized off the coast of Gabon, a west African country, Xinhua reported.

Mali fighting: Refugee count could rise to 700,000

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:43

A UN agency says up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the ongoing turmoil in Mali.