Security in the capitals of Senegal, Ghana and Ivory Coast has been tightened al-Qaeda killed more than 20 people at a Radisson hotel in Bamako
Scarcity in sea of plenty: 10 African nations produce lots of these items, but locals think it’s a rumour
Surrounded by valuable commodities, but not seeing the benefits - coffee growers who've never drank coffee, and gas producers who live in darkness.
The UN Economic Commission for Africa report estimated that illicit flows of money from Africa could be as much as $50 billion a year.
A final ruling in Ivory Coast’s favour would probably result in the oil project becoming part of a joint development zone with Ghana.
In August 2006 toxic residue was sent to Abidjan, where it was later dumped in several sites around the city by a local hauler.
A new $75m factory is being constructed in the western city of San Pedro with a capacity to handle 75,000 tonnes of cocoa beans each year.
West Africa chooses: Cote d'Ivoire's Ouattara wins backing for re-election bid as Nigeria set for crucial vote
Regional economic powerhouses set for crucial elections this year, with ballot in Africa's most populous country closely watched.
The west African nation pipped Ghana on penalties in the final in Equatorial Guinea to lift their second title after 1992.
The Afro-Arab integration dream is not working too well. It may be time to rethink it, or let history run its course.