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U.N.: 18 million facing severe hunger in West Africa’s Sahel
The U.N. is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, citing the impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, climate-induced shocks and rising costs.
West Africa bloc suspends Burkina after coup
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday suspended Burkina Faso following a coup, but will not impose other sanctions for the time being, a participant at a virtual summit said.
Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa
Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by terrorists, continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the UN’s top official in the region warned the Security Council, calling for sustained engagement with all partners to urgently advance a holistic approach to peace.
West African nations rename common currency, sever its links to France
Eight West African countries agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc's links to former colonial ruler France.
West Africa Monetary Union to reform CFA franc, keep euro peg
The West African Economic and Monetary Union has agreed with France to a number of changes to the CFA franc currency, including a new name, Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara said , as the West African bloc inches closer to a split from the French-backed currency.
Dozens of refugees trying to reach Europe drown as boat sinks off Mauritania
At least 58 refugees trying to reach Europe from West Africa die as their makeshift boat capsized off the coast of Mauritania, but dozens of survivors managed to swim to shore.
New Ebola virus strain discovered in West Africa
Epidemiological researchers in West Africa discovered a new strain of the Ebola virus among bats in Sierra Leone.
Building West Africa’s capacity to access climate funding
When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa’s largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.
Report on Zarif's West Africa visit to be presented to Veep
Director General of the Strategic Economic Affairs Department at Foreign Ministry Fereyedoun Haghbin said on Fridady that the report on the visit of Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif to West Africa will be presented to the First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri.
Zarif back home after tour of West Africa
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif returned to Tehran on Friday morning after a six-day tour of West Africa, which took him to Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Mali.
Iran sees ‘new chapter’ in ties with West African states
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his current visit to West Africa will open a new chapter in cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the African nations.
Foreign minister to kick off West Africa tour today
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leading a politico-economic delegation leaves for West Africa for a six-day official visit today.
Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study.
UN: Bird flu spreading across West Africa
A highly contagious strain of avian flu is spreading across West Africa, decimating poultry farms and stoking fears the virus will jump from birds to humans, the UN's food agency warned on Monday.
Ebola death toll crosses 10,000
The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has crossed 10,000, according to the latest tally released by the World Health Organization.

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