The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth
The Gambia is looking to rejoin the Commonwealth after a four-year absence. The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.
Liberian navy tackles piracy
The International Maritime Organization warns that crime syndicates are thriving in the Gulf of Guinea.
West Africa is becoming a hot spot for piracy.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Monrovia.
Senegal: Poor sanitation put lives at risk
More than two billion people in the world have no access to proper toilet facilities. Many lives are lost through diseases as a result.
In Senegal, rights groups are pushing for massive investment in water and sanitation infrastructure.
Doctors in Liberia test new Ebola vaccine
It has been three years since the United Nations declared an Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. Yet doctors still do not know how the virus was passed from animals to humans.
Dakar mayor charged with embezzlement
Khalifah Sall, mayor of Senegal's capital, along with three other officials, has been charged with embezzling $2.8m. Hundreds gathered outside the courthouse in protest and riot police were deployed.