Africa

UNESCO World Heritage site 'used for drug trade'

The US says the West African Bijagos Islands are a hub for Latin American drug traffickers who use them as a transit point to Europe. The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site known for their unique ecosystem.

Africa

Protests over teachers' strike turn deadly in Guinea

At least five people killed and 30 wounded in Conakry demonstrations sparked by a teachers' strike, the government says.

Ebola

Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders'

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders': study

Politics

New Gambia leader promises truth commission

Adama Barrow says he wants to 'get the facts together' regarding possible crimes of outgoing president Yahya Jammeh.

Adama Barrow pledges truth commission over Yahya Jammeh

Africa

Guineans remember rape and murder at stadium massacre

Seven years ago, 156 people were killed at an anti-government rally. Now Guineans want justice and reconciliation.

Guineans remember rape and murder at stadium massacre

Guinea

Man killed as 500,000 join Guinea anti-government rally

One man shot dead and 12 wounded as at least half a million protest against alleged government corruption.

Man killed as 500,000 join Guinea opposition rally

Health

Guinea to vaccinate contacts of Ebola survivors

WHO says that while Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, flare-ups are still to be expected.

Guinea to vaccinate contacts of Ebola survivors

Opinion

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

The much-vaunted rebuilding of livelihoods ruined by Ebola is far from happening.

Fisayo Soyombo

by Fisayo Soyombo

Fisayo Soyombo

Humanitarian crises

Guinea declared free from Ebola after 2,500 deaths

Liberia remains the only country still battling the disease after Sierre Leone was declared free of virus in November.

Guinea

Guinea's President Alpha Conde easily wins re-election

Opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo says he does not recognise the result, calling for protests against "fraud".

Guinea's President Alpha Conde easily wins re-election

Inside Story

Can an election help Guinea's democracy?

Vote went peacefully, but there are fears of renewed violence when results are announced.

Elections

Guinea votes after campaign plagued with violence

Presidential election is expected to see incumbent President Alpha Conde re-elected for a second term.

Elections

Deadly clashes flare ahead of Guinea election

Tensions rise as opposition alleges vote-rigging ahead of Sunday's vote in the troubled West African nation.

Deadly clashes flare ahead of Guinea election

Health

UN: Sierra Leone to be Ebola free in 'matter of weeks'

UN Ebola chief says "only a matter of weeks" before S Leone stops epidemic but Guinea outbreak will take more time.

UN: Sierra Leone to be Ebola free in 'matter of weeks'

Environment

China accused of illegal fishing in West Africa

Environmental group Greenpeace says Chinese fishing boats, some state owned, took advantage of Ebola crisis.

China accused of illegal fishing in West Africa