The history of West Africa can be divided into five major periods: first, its prehistory, in which the first human settlers arrived, developed agriculture, and made contact with peoples to the north; the second, the Iron Age empires that consolidated both intra-African, and extra-African trade, and developed centralized states; third, Major polities flourished, which would undergo an extensive history of contact with non-Africans; fourth, the colonial period, in which Great Britain and France controlled nearly the whole of the region; fifth, the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed.
West Africa (1917-2005) was a weekly news magazine that was published in London for over 80 years and closed in 2005.
It was first published on 3 February 1917 from offices in Fleet Street, with the commercial backing of Elder Dempster Shipping Line and the trading company John Holt. It was to appear weekly, at a price of sixpence per copy. Its first editorial explained its raison d'etre:
The magazine was intended as "an open forum for the discussion of every question involving the welfare of the peoples of West Africa.... It offers itself as a friend to every cause which holds out a prospect of advancing the position of West Africa as a prosperous and contented member of the Empire...".
Having begun as a source of news about events and issues in the British colonies of West Africa as well as a link between the colonial power and its administrators in the field, for 80 years West Africa magazine was considered a major source of information about the region.
In the mid-1960s is was the target of a successful takeover bid by Cecil Harmsworth King’s media empire. In 1978 it began to publish poetry and fiction by some of the continent's leading writers. The literary editor from 1978 was Robert Fraser, followed in 1981 by the Booker Prize–winning novelist Ben Okri. In 1993 a commemorative volume was published, entitled West Africa Over 75 Years: Selections from the Raw Material of History, edited by the magazine's then editor, Kaye Whiteman (1936-2014), and researched by Kole Omotoso, Ferdinand Dennis and Alfred Zack-Williams.
They accuse the west of an attempt to kill Africa’s culture ... Africa today is in a much better place with its youthful population ... The coalition noted that the battle for the soul of Africa by the west was propelled increasingly by the convergence of both profit and the hedonistic lifestyle of the liberal order.
The berthing of Glo-1, a wholly-owned facility that brought unprecedented bandwidth from Europe to Nigeria and other WestAfrican countries, marked the beginning of the crashing of bandwidth costs in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa, thereby facilitating more access to broadband internet.
Raheem Akingbolu. By 2025, Unilever WestAfrica would have empowered at least 500,000 women in Africa, Category Manager, Homecare, Oladapo Oshuntoye, has stated ... He stated that the vision for the Sunlight brand in Africa is to empower 500,000 women by 2025 ... .
No, it wasn’t the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, but a previously unknown crater that formed around the same time 400 kilometers (248 miles) off the coast of WestAfrica... “At about 400 meters, the airburst (which caused the crater in West Africa) would have been very large.”.
The BBC reports. Dubbed NadirCrater, the new feature sits more than 300m below the seabed, some 400km off the coast of Guinea, west Africa. With a diameter of 8.5km, it's likely the asteroid that created it was a little under half a kilometre across ...Scientists will only know for sure when rocks from the west African crater are inspected in the lab ... .
Managing Director for WestAfrica, TradeDepot Inc., a B2B e-commerce platform, Chidi Akubuiro, speaks with Kunle Aderinokun on some causative factors of the unabating inflation, its impact on the retail marketing space and role of his firm in helping consumers navigate their ways out of the predicament ...Bread is a big market in Nigeria and Africa ... .
According to WHO technical lead RosamundLewis, vaccines against monkeypox are not 100 per cent effective. Hence, people must reduce their own risks of infection. ... READ . Post-Covid condition can cause THIS heart problem ... It originates in animals like rodents and primates and occurs in remote parts of Central and WestAfrica. .
Saudi Arabia stayed at number three spot among India’s suppliers ... India has raised imports of Russia’s diesel-rich ESPO grade and that could further dent purchase of similar grades from west Africa, said Haq, adding ESPO is cheaper than Brent-linked Atlantic basin crude as it is sold at a discount to Dubai oil ... .