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West African countries adopt strategy to fight Ebola

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:40

West African countries have adopted a common strategy to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, a media report said Friday.

West African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:55

Health ministers from across western Africa gathered on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the world`s deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continued to emerge.

Burkina opposition in mass rally against extending president`s mandate

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:36

Tens of thousands of people Saturday answered a call by Burkina Faso`s opposition to protest against any move by President Blaise Compaore to get a fifth term in office.

Boko Haram shows changing al Qaeda threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 03:30

The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last month has sparked global outrage, launched an international manhunt and instantly turned an obscure West African militant group into a household name in the United States. And it has raised a central question: Does the rapidly growing number of al Qaeda splinter groups pose as much of a threat as al Qaeda itself?

Ghana`s president takes over as head of West African bloc

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 21:12

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has been elected the new head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at a summit of the 15-nation regional bloc, his Ivorian predecessor announced on Saturday.

Ebola outbreak toll rises to 60 in Guinea

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 05:25

Guinea has confirmed that a disease which has killed almost 60 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, is the haemorrhagic fever Ebola, a media report said.

Study reveals importance of rift orientation in sculpting Africa`s margins

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 19:40

Geoscientists have revealed that the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent.

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.

French president says war on terror won in Mali

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:00

French President Francois Hollande declared on Thursday that the war on terror had been won in the West African nation of Mali, listing the towns that French and Malian troops liberated from al Qaeda`s local fighters earlier this year.

Hijack was a traumatic experience; no ransom paid: Captain

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 22:22

After being in captivity of pirates for over a week, captain of oil tanker that was hijacked on July 15 near Gabon off West African coast said it was a traumatic experience, but no ransom was paid.

West African leaders gathering for Mali summit

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:02

In an attempt to control deepening crisis in Mali, African leaders are to meet in Ivory Coast to plan proper military action.

Guinea Bissau President, ex-PM freed by soldiers

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 12:14

Carlos Gomes Junior and Raimundo Pereira were released a day after ECOWAS announced the deployment of a force in Guinea-Bissau.