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.
Security Council circulated Friday that this is “especially true” in parts of west and east Africa where affiliates of both groups can also boast growing capabilities in fundraising and weapons, including the use of drones ...Nigeria into Cameroon, Chad and Niger in west Africa.
He was visiting Ghana with a team of industry experts as part of a WestAfrican working tour ... stability within the West African sub region, especially in Sahel ... Tomas Kopecny, West Africa is making impressive progress in economic growth, democratization and regional cooperation.
Africa’s most populous nation faces several security crises, including a 12-year-old insurgency in the ...Boko Haram and rival offshoot Islamic StateWest Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed at least 40,000 people and forced more than two million people from their homes since 2009.
NigerianGTBank named Africa’s best bank in the 2021 Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence... Africa’s Best Brands ... Chaka said in a statement that the funding will enable it to focus on its goals to build a roaster of formidable partners and accelerate its expansion to other markets within West Africa.
The stats of women editors in WestAfrica demonstrates a big gap as the majority of top editors are men and we encourage publishers around the continent and the globe to follow in the footsteps of our publisher Frank Aigbogun who has two female editors out of four, for a more enriching, inclusive, balanced voice and approach on issues.
Noting that “civil society groups have fought for years for this cruel punishment to be abolished”, Mahtani said the vote meant that Sierra Leone would become the first country in AnglophoneWestAfrica to scrap the death penalty ... Both executions and death penalties also fell across sub-Saharan Africa last year, the rights group said.
A court in Lagos, Nigeria has sentenced 10 pirates to prison for the kidnapping of the crew of the fishing vessel Hailufeng II last year ... An arrest and trial for piracy is a rare development in WestAfrica, the maritime kidnapping capital of the world ... They are expected to appeal their convictions ....
Lord Sani was awarded for his contribution to the development of start up businesses through partnerships and the leadership role he plays in the firms under the Sani Group.�Sani Group has vast interests in the real estate sector across WestAfrica and has recently ventured into manufacturing and recycling ... ....