Tag: West Africa

ECOWAS envisions setting up of peacekeeping force to combat West Africa’s ‘coup belt’ reputation

December 5, 2022

The Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) leaders have agreed to establish a regional peacekeeping force to intervene in member states to help restore ... Read More

West African leaders, European allies seek to bolster ties to curb terrorism in Sahel

November 24, 2022

Leaders from West African countries that are members of the Accra Initiative met with European partners in Accra on November 22 for talks on "homegrown" ... Read More

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline to open new energy-supply route for West Africa, Europe (Bloomberg)

September 18, 2022

The Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline will open a new energy-supply route for West Africa and Europe, Bloomberg pointed out, recalling that the two countries signed Thursday ... Read More

Military Drills: Morocco takes part in US Obangame Express 2021

March 16, 2021

Morocco takes part in the Obangame Express 2021, conducted by the US Naval Forces Africa, the major multinational naval exercise in West Africa designed to ... Read More

Security Council calls for national, regional, international support to West Africa, Sahel

July 30, 2020

The Security Council, expressing concern about security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa — as well as the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate ... Read More

Kidnapping of vessels surges by 50% off West Africa – Report

January 15, 2020

West Africa’s coastline has recorded a 50% increase in kidnapping of sailors last year, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) annual report revealed on Tuesday. According ... Read More

West Africa to replace CFA franc; new currency pegged to the Euro

December 23, 2019

Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara has announced that West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut ... Read More

First petroleum academy opens in Dakar for West African countries

April 2, 2019

Der Mond Group, an Oil and Gas company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with Swiss consulting services company Iota Group to open ... Read More

Morocco’s BCP Secures Funds to Upgrade Business Financing in West Africa

June 29, 2018

The Central People's Bank of Morocco (BCP) has secured funds from Proparco and the African Development Bank, destined to upgrade its business financing in West ... Read More

Polisario Member Leads Terrorist Group Responsible for Killing US, Nigerian Soldiers in Sahel

May 12, 2018

“The group that claimed responsibility for the killing of four US and four Nigerian soldiers in Western Niger last October is led by Polisario member ... Read More