Category - West Africa

  • April 20, 2017

    Adolescents and young people in the West African countries of Togo and Benin are confronted by various obstacles in accessing sexual and reproductive health services.

  • November 19, 2015

    Transmission of Ebola has been stopped in Liberia and Sierra Leone, while Guinea is now treating a baby believed to be its last case, the United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr David Nabarro, has reported.

  • October 29, 2014

    The UN Secretary-General has urged countries not to close borders or impose travel bans as a response to the Ebola outbreak, but to deploy the essential human resources.

  • August 26, 2014

    The UN has cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying limitations prevent the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies.

  • February 1, 2014

    Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, Anglican primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of just 59.

  • December 16, 2012

    A West African states' court judgment is being hailed as a key moment in holding governments and companies to account for pollution.

  • April 11, 2011

    The humanitarian situation in Ivory Coast, where dictator Laurent Gbagbo has now been captured, has been worsening, say church leaders.

  • March 25, 2011

    The news is full of Libya. And it’s a frightening situation for everyone on the ground. But meanwhile, in Cote d’Ivoire, civil war has broken out.

  • January 8, 2011

    As I have observed in previous articles arising from my 2011 Ghana trip, economic and political life here is comparatively stable and prosperous, and there has been substantial growth over the past decade - but how benefits are assessed very much depends on perspective. Structurally, and in terms of levelling income and power distribution, things look much less rosy, for sure.

  • January 5, 2011

    The current government in Ghana has declared that it intends to make the West African nation a 'first world' country by 2020. That is clearly fanciful, but recent oil discoveries mean that huge amounts of money will undoubtedly be spent over the next ten years. The question is, what will this mean for the people of Ghana as a whole, and especially for those trying to escape poverty?