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Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a
Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way".
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the West African nation's economy was in a "bad way".
[Africa Report] 21/02/2017

Gambia: Lessons on Democracy From Gambia
[The Conversation Africa] The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Gambia: Adama Barrow Sworn in On Home Soil As President
[Al Jazeera] Adama Barrow has been sworn in as president on Gambian soil, marking the end of a tense political standoff with the West African nation's former leader.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

West Africa: The Massive Task of Rebuilding the Gambia
[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia's new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh's successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic...
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow inaugurated on 52nd Independence anniversary of Gambia
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Newly elected President Adama Barrow on Saturday officially took the oath of office on the Gambian soil as the West African nation celebrated its 52nd independence anniversary. Society
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

Senegal: WAEMU countries in favourable outlook but subject to downside risks - IMF
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Slow implementation of key structural reforms would prevent the private sector to take over the lead in generating strong and inclusive growth in partner countries of the West African Economic and...
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Love dominates Google search
The importance of love to the world and ways to express it was top on Google search this week. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa made the announcement...
[The Nation] 16/02/2017

What’s Sen. George Weah Doing at ECOWAS Parliament?
THE SPEAKER OF THE ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cissé Lô from Senegal couldn’t have said it better when he described the absence and short stay of some Parliament members at session as “betrayal of confidence...
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 15/02/2017

PETAN Confirms Speakers for WAIPEC 2017 to hold in Nigeria
— LAGOS, Nigeria, February 13, 2017/ — The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) ( has announced the first set of speakers to feature on the programme at the West African International...
[Africa Herald Express] 15/02/2017

‘Guinea Bissau High on ECOWAS Agenda’ – Lewis Brown Tells UN Security Council
Monrovia – Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lewis G. Brown, has told Members of the United Nations Security Council that in continued efforts at finding an amicable and peaceful resolution to...
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 15/02/2017

USAfrica: Buhari gets invitation from Trump to White House; arms deal in consideration
USAfricaLIVE Special to @USAfricaLive [Reuters] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari discussed a possible new arms deal with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone on Monday [February 13, 2017] to...
[USAfricaonline] 14/02/2017

Namibia: Days of Old Identity Cards Numbered
[Namibian] Home affairs minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has reminded the public that the South West Africa identity documents will not be considered as legal after 31 March.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Varsities to support ECOWAS to implement agric policy
Enhancing Capacities on International Agriculture Agreements for Development of Regional Agriculture and Food Markets (ECIATA), a regional project collaboration between agriculture universities in the subregion, has...
[The Nation] 10/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow extends mandate of ECOMIG by 3 months
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has extended the mandate of the West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG) mission in the country to three months, saying it is subject to...
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

- Hope for The Gambia and Nigerian media under siege
While Gambia gives us one of the most hopeful stories of the year, Nigerian media feel the wrath of authorities: West Africa round-up.
[IFEX] 08/02/2017

West Africa: Nation Pulls Out of Hosting Ecowas Championship
[Concord] Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) has pulled-out from hosting both the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) senior and U-20 Athletics championship.
[AllAfrica] 08/02/2017

East Africa: Was Amina Mohammed 'Betrayed' By Her Sub-Region?
[Monitor] The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU) was founded in 1963. Out of the seven Secretary Generals who presided over the OAU until June 2002, when it became the AU, six...
[AllAfrica] 08/02/2017

UNOWAS condemns deadly attack against a UN team
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, strongly condemns Tuesday’s deadly attack against a United Nations...
[The Nation] 01/02/2017

UN: UN envoy condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon border
New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning an attack against a UN monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border that resulted in the death of five persons, the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel region, Mohamed Ibn...
[Panapress] 01/02/2017

Ethiopia: Gambia's power transfer dominates AU Summit opening session
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia and the role played by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) dominated the opening session of the African Union Summit in Addis...
[Panapress] 30/01/2017

Nigeria to battle Egypt, 13 others for Davis Cup promotion
Nigeria will take another shot at playing in the elite division of the annual Davis Cup tournament as the West African side has been grouped alongside host – Egypt and 13 others in the Europe/Africa Zone Group III of...
[The Nation] 29/01/2017

Gambia: President Vows Govt Overhaul, but Secret Police Remains
[Deutsche Welle] Newly sworn-in President Adama Barrow has promised a major political shake-up in The Gambia. The West African country is entering a new era after more than two decades under an oppressive regime.
[AllAfrica] 29/01/2017

Gambia : UN envoy commends Gambians for political maturity, peace
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN envoy for West Africa on Saturday commended Gambians for their political maturity and commitment to peace during the country's political impasse. Politics
[Panapress] 28/01/2017

Nigeria: UN official welcomes progress on anti-hunger programmes in north-east Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The head of the United Nations food relief agency on Friday welcomed the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the West...
[Panapress] 27/01/2017

West Africa: How Communities Fought the Ebola Epidemic and Won
[IRIN] London -Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;...
[AllAfrica] 27/01/2017

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won
While West African governments were overawed by Ebola, local communities organised and fought back, providing a lesson for future emergencies
[IRIN] 26/01/2017

Banks’ bad loans hit N856.9b, says report
Banks’ assets have depreciated in the last two years, with provisions for Non Performing Loans (NPLs) hitting N856.9 billion, a financial market report has said. The report by the investment and research firm Afrinvest...
[The Nation] 25/01/2017

Barrow asks ECOWAS to keep troops in The Gambia for six months
•Gambia parliament revokes emergency rule Gambian President Adama Barrow has requested that troops of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) should remain in his country for the next six months. ECOWAS...
[The Nation] 25/01/2017

Nigeria: Gambian President delayed in Senegal for security reasons
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Fear of a possible attempt on his life could be the reason for the delayed return of President Adama Barrow to Gambia after being inaugurated a week ago in the Senegalese capital, Dakar,...
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

Southern Africa: Has Ecowas Taught Southern Africa a Lesson?
[The Conversation Africa] Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a dictator to task...
[AllAfrica] 24/01/2017

Barrow returns to Gambia Tuesday
President Adama Barrow will return to Gambia on Tuesday now that West African troops have secured the country, his spokesperson said on Monday. Barrow will return to the capital, Banjul, from neighbouring Senegal, where...
[The Nation] 23/01/2017

Jammeh not granted immunity – Barrow’s aide
Former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has not been granted immunity from prosecution, a member of President Adama Barrow’s coalition said on Monday. Barrow rejected a proposal by the Economic Community of West African...
[The Nation] 23/01/2017

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Pivotal in Yahya Jammeh’s Exit
West Africa - "Liberia having experienced the death and destruction associated with war and conflict is committed to work with all nations, institutions and individuals to promote, ensure and maintain peace, security,...
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 23/01/2017

West Africa: UN, Ecowas, AU Hail 'Goodwill' of Jammeh
[UN News] The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the "goodwill and the statesmanship" of the former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who...
[AllAfrica] 22/01/2017

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia’s Jammeh, Senegal minister says
DAKAR/BANJUL (Reuters) – West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia’s longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal’s foreign minister said on Sunday....
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 22/01/2017

Gambia: West African troops clear ground before President Barrow's takeover
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Moving to ensure a peaceful take over of office by Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, a contingent of West African troops on Sunday secured two military barracks in Gambia's North Bank without...
[Panapress] 22/01/2017

Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea
Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea
Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations.
[IOL] 22/01/2017

Jammeh leaves Banjul today, ECOWAS forces await briefing
Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s...
[The Nation] 21/01/2017

UN: UN Security Council stresses need to address root causes of terrorist attacks in West Africa
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council, strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, on Friday stressed the need to...
[Panapress] 21/01/2017

Update: I have agreed to relinquish office – Jammeh
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday finally agreed to quit office following last-chance talks with west African leaders ahead of a possible military intervention. Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and Mauritania’s...
[The Nation] 21/01/2017

Letshego Acquires AFB Ghana
Letshego Holdings Ltd has this week confirmed the 100% acquisition of AFB Ghana, a non-bank financial institution, taking its total holdings in sub-Saharan Africa to a staggering 11 countries. The attainment of AFB Ghana...
[The Voice] 20/01/2017

West African mediators' convoy leaves Gambia state house
It was not immediately clear if Jammeh was aboard one of the two dozen vehicles seen departing the compound.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

`No war’, Gambian Army Chief pledges
Gambia’s Chief of Defence, Ousman Badgie, on Friday said there “is not going to be any war or any fighting’’ as talks to convince Yahya Jammeh to cease power continues. The Gambian Army Chief assured that the...
[The Nation] 20/01/2017

Gambia: Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance
[Reuters Media Express] BANJUL -West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on...
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

Senegal: CPJ denounces Gambian authorities for denying entry to seven journalists
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced Gambian authorities for denying entry to seven international journalists into the West African country. Society
[Panapress] 20/01/2017

Kenya: Kenya supports "bloodless" military moves on The Gambia
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has voiced support for the ongoing initiative by West African states to force defeated Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to relinquish power following the inauguration of the new President...
[Panapress] 20/01/2017

Senegal: UNHCR says some 45,000 people have fled Gambia to Senegal
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Some 45,000 people are now reported to have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia – according to the Senegalese Government, amid the ongoing political uncertainty as Senegalese and West African...
[Panapress] 20/01/2017

Senegal: Civil Society Forum urges gov'ts to condemn Gambia's Jammeh
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has called on all governments to condemn the actions of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and transmit such statement to the Gambian embassies...
[Panapress] 20/01/2017

US: US declares support for ECOWAS' Gambia intervention
Washington, DC US (PANA) - The US has declared its support for the the Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG), which has moved in to enforce the 1 December, 2016 election...
[Panapress] 20/01/2017

West Africa: Ecowas Troops Halt Gambia Military Advancement
[Premium Times] ECOWAS troops halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh one more last chance to leave Banjul.
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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