The coronavirus pandemic has created an even larger population of widows on the African continent, and it has exacerbated the issues they face.
West Africa is grappling with a wave of military coups over the past 18 months that has some wondering which country could be next.
Witnesses in the Guinean capital say former President Alpha Conde has been flight out of the country for medical treatment abroad.
Mali's former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has died nearly 18 months after he was ousted in a military coup.
West African regional leaders have imposed new sanctions on Mali that suspend most commerce and financial aid to the country.
Authorities say at least 98 people are dead and 30 others critically wounded after an oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital.
Health officials are confronting vaccine reluctance among African women, especially those of childbearing age.
France's president says the head of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has been killed
Guinea's military rulers are expected to face more pressure to set a timeframe for new elections as they hold four days of meetings about the...
Many hoped that Guinea’s landmark 2010 election would finally give the West African country a democratic leader after decades of corrupt dictatorship. Here is a...