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.
• Three of the four are in WestAfrica... All these leaders were produced in the last three years, three in West Africa and one in Central Africa ... GhanaWeb profiles three of them, specifically those in West Africa as leaders of the regional bloc, ECOWAS, readies to meet over the ...
According to him, Nigeria has been ranked as the second most corrupt country in WestAfrica and 154 out of 180 countries globally ... the 2021 Transparency International (TI) which ranks Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa and 154 out of 180 countries globally.
Following the military takeover in Burkina Faso, regional analyst PaulMelly considers why WestAfrica is seeing a new wave of coups after democracy had seemingly become entrenched in the region ... Yet, West Africa was a region where constitutional multi-party civilian politics had become the norm ... Why France faces so much anger in West Africa.
Earlier this week, the military seized power in Burkina Faso, ousting the country’s democratically elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The coup was announced on state television Monday by a young officer who said the military had suspended the constitution and dissolved the government. Beside him sat a...read full story. "When the U.S ... .
The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in West and CentralAfrica through a humanitarian budget of €175 million in 2022 ... "*A complex humanitarian crisis continues to affect the populations of West and Central Africa ... The EU's humanitarian funding in West and Central Africa countries aims to.
"The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in West and CentralAfrica through a humanitarian budget of 175 million in 2022," the commission said in a statement ... in Africa, with at least 25 million of this sum earmarked for West and Central Africa.
It is on the back of this performance that Acting Vice President & Head of WestAfrica, Joshua Mortoti, said as part of its strategic vision the company will seek to extend the LoM of Damang Mine after investing some US$360million into the facility when approved by management.
It is on the back of this performance that Acting Vice President & Head of WestAfrica, Joshua Mortoti, said as part of its strategic vision the company will seek to extend the LoM of Damang Mine after investing some US$360million into the facility, when approved by management.
"Iran plans to enter WestAfrica and to spread the Shia doctrine in the region," he told the committee, local media present at the meeting reported ... as soft power to spread its influence across the world, particularly in West Africa, Asia, and parts of the Middle East.
This document presents the resumption of migration from the coasts of WestAfrica to the Canary Islands (Spain) ... West African Coasts, representing a slight decrease of 707 people compared to 2020 (23,023) (3) . Data on the West Africa - Atlantic route remain scarce and incomplete.