In this issue: Fespaco turns 50; Beating famine in the Sahel; Senegal: Macky Sall wins re-election; Nigeria: President Buhari wins second term, and voter turnout in West Africa
G5 Sahel: Niger transfers presidency to Burkina Faso; UK’s new Joint Sahel Department; Gold at the crossroads; West Africa’s growth prospects remain strong and the new ROPPA president
In this issue: Burkina Faso, Mali: A bloody start to the new year; UEMOA celebrates its 25th anniversary; Niger, EU start work on Zinder-Tanout road; Controversy about the new polygamy law in Guinea
In this issue: The Sahel and West Africa Week 2018; New programme to support regional governance; Emerging Senegal Plan benefits from OECD analysis; Regional action to combat fall armyworm; and Togo’s Port of Lomé becomes regional transit hub.
Contents: West Africa @UNGA; Luxembourg: The road to 2030; Good harvest forecast for West Africa; G5 Sahel Security College inauguration, etc.
In this issue: Africa-China Summit; Lake Chad Conference in Berlin; CILSS, G5 Sahel join forces to build resilience; France unveils new development strategy; Chancellor Merkel visits Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria; and UK to open embassies in Chad and Niger
In this issue: Mali’s 2018 presidential election; Lomé hosts UEMOA, ECOWAS, ECCAS summits; Cross-border development in the Sahel; 7th UEMOA high-level committee on food security; summer reading
In this issue: Ibrahim Mayaki becomes new SWAC president; 17th ECOWAS-UEMOA meeting; ECOWAS ministers discuss governance of the regional food security reserve; USAID, CILSS continue to discuss food security strategy; and President Kaboré advocates for girls’ education.
In this issue: AfDB annual meetings: Focus on West Africa; the EU mobilises support for Gambia’s development plan; Nigeria: After three years in power, how is Buhari doing? Opinion: We are exhausted by the talk, talk and talk.
In this issue: Ghana hosts World Press Freedom Day 2018; ministers aim to boost African continental free trade area; IMF predicts 3.4% growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2018
In this issue: Food security stakeholders call for action; ECOWAS promotes peaceful cross-border transhumance; new agro-ecological transition support project ; and Belgium supports health insurance system in Senegal.
In this issue: The 2017-18 agro-pastoral campaign and food situation; World Water Day; The UN refocuses its support for the Sahel; and Mali, four months ahead of the presidential election.

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