France continues to be a major economic and political player in West Africa, especially in its former colonies
West Africa articles on Democracy Chronicles
West Africa is a core region of democratic progress in the world and also a region where many of the challenges to better and more widespread world democracy are evident. West Africa here will include 18 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo. Nigerian content on DC is so extensive, it won't be automatically included here, just click the link above. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Sierra Leonean popstar has been a thorn in the side of successive governments over his 15-year career
Sierra Leone’s High Court ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for March 27 presidential run-off
Sierra Leone has become one of the first countries to trial the use of blockchain technology during elections
S. Leone holds election with uncertainty over new movements vying to break the stranglehold of two parties
Guinea braced for a strike by unions and shutdown of economic activity demanded by the country’s opposition
Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
President has been in power since 2005 and took over from his father, who ruled the country for 38 years.
The chance for peace and dialogue might have been missed. A civil war, for some, and a war between two countries for others, is more likely than not underway in the Cameroons.
As the nation’s rulers plot, the losers in this are the Togolese people yearning for freedom and democracy.