Opinion

Egypt vs African Union: A mutually unhappy ending?

The year-long wrestling match between the African Union and Egypt has left its scars on both fighters.

Solomon Dersso

by Solomon Dersso

Solomon Dersso

Politics

West Africa 'should decriminalise drugs'

Report by regional commission, including ex-Nigeria president, says current drug policies causing public health crisis.

West Africa 'should decriminalise drugs'

Africa

Guinea-Bissau's rich fish stocks in peril

Foreign trawlers operate illegally and little of their catch is processed locally, hurting local exporters, UN says.

Politics

Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential run-off

Jose Mario Vaz and Nuno Gomes Nabiam will compete in second round to become the country's next president on May 18.

Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential run-off

Politics

Guinea-Bissau votes for new president

West African country goes to the polls for the first time since the 2012 military coup to elect a new president.

Politics

Guinea-Bissau holds first election since coup

Thirteen politicians in the running for the top job of president in first elections since military coup in 2012.

Politics

Guinea-Bissau to hold first polls since coup

Thirteen politicians running for top job in the first elections since president toppled by military in 2012.

Health

Scientists find aggressive new strain of HIV

Patients infected with new HIV strain develop AIDS over two years faster than those with other versions of the virus.

Scientists find aggressive new strain of HIV

South 2 North

The art and war of cinema censorship

What must film directors do when freedom of speech and national agendas clash?

Politics

Q&A: What does AU suspension mean for Egypt?

The African Union is the first international body to punish Egypt following Morsi's overthrow.

Q&A: What does AU suspension mean for Egypt?

Politics

African Union: Continental drift?

Group celebrates its anniversary, but the verdict is still out on whether it is meeting the needs of ordinary Africans.

Politics

Cocaine trade 'kingpin' in New York for trial

Ex-navy chief of Guinea-Bissau brought to US to face trial over his alleged role in international cocaine trafficking.

Cocaine trade 'kingpin' in New York for trial

Latin America

Drug traffic fuels addiction in Sierra Leone

As the global narcotics trade expands in West Africa, it leaves a trail of addicts in its wake.

Drug traffic fuels addiction in Sierra Leone

Opinion

Senegal rebels alienate those they fight for

A long-running movement for the independence of Casamance in southern Senegal is unlikely to succeed.

Lamin Jahateh

by Lamin Jahateh

Lamin Jahateh

Politics

Guinea-Bissau arrests 'counter-coup leader'

Officials say Captain Ntchama led an attack aimed at reinstating former Prime Minister Gomes Junior, ousted in April.

Guinea-Bissau arrests 'counter-coup leader'