In this issue: Towards a single currency: from CFA franc to the Eco; Embaló wins presidential election in Guinea-Bissau; No peace in sight in Burkina Faso; UEMOA economies are projected to grow by 6.6% in 2020.
In this issue: Niger mourns 71 soldiers following deadly terrorist attack; CILSS Day @COP25; Sahel Alliance looks at local solutions, governance and decentralisation; Africa’s integration: Investing in our common future; more than twice as many severely food insecure people.
In this issue: First Russia-Africa summit; UEMOA, Switzerland agree to deepen co-operation; 7th special envoys for the Sahel and partners meeting; new CILSS-trained hydrologists; Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019; Doing business in West Africa is getting easier, notably in Togo.
In this issue: West Africa in the African Continental Free Trade Area; ECOWAS summit focuses on security issues; Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative; Abuja roundtable on transnational security issues and Germaine Acogny, mother of African contemporary dance
In this issue: Merkel’s West African tour in support of G5 Sahel countries; Switzerland, BCEAO support financial inclusion in the UEMOA area; nearly 900 child soldiers released in Nigeria; Burkina Faso creates Faso dan fani label; Official development aid to West Africa