A Taste of West Africa and Beyond

Nina Oduro and Maame Boakye have always been passionate about cultivating meaningful connections within their communities. So when they reconnected in Washington D.C., years after first meeting at a networking event in their native Ghana, they lamented the transactional nature…

Rise to the challenge: building intelligent enterprises in West Africa

by Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director for West Africa at SAP The past few years have been a wake-up call to businesses to speed up their digital transformation efforts and more quickly adopt the technologies needed to deal with disruption.…

The First Direct Chemical Evidence for Honeybee Product Exploitation in West Africa

There are several groups in Africa, such as the Efe foragers of the Ituri Forest, Eastern DRC, who have historically relied on honey as their main source of food. They collect all parts of the hive, including honey, pollen and…

Three ways West Africa’s digitalization can improve

According to a report by the African Union and the OECD, a shift to digitalisation is essential for successful development in West Africa. The Covid-19 pandemic has provided a strong incentive to the African Union (AU) and the EU to…

Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

By Iwa Salami The eight francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA franc. Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo will soon start using new currency,…

Anti-French sentiment on the rise in West Africa as security situation deteriorates

by Ineke Mules Despite the ongoing presence of French troops in the troubled Sahel region, violent attacks against civilians and security forces are still commonplace. So why isn’t the situation improving? French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou…