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    Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

    The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

    Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

    Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

    By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

    West African consumer sentiment presents more positive picture

    Against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the NielsenIQ Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for West Africa has presented a more positive picture in quarter four of 2020...

    Issued by Nielsen 5 Feb 2021

    Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African Art

    Adjaye Associates has revealed the design for the new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in Edo State, Southern Nigeria...

    18 Nov 2020

    West African consumer sentiment reflects global uncertainty

    Against the backdrop of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, West African consumer sentiment has experienced a sharp drop in the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for Quarter 2, 2020...

    Issued by Nielsen 15 Jul 2020

    How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals

    Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow...

    By Sebastian Sterl & Robert Brecha 5 Jun 2020

    Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue

    The first Africa Luxury Dialogue event took place in Ghana recently, presented as a forum that explored the luxury landscape in West Africa...

    5 Mar 2020

    EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection laws

    The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 6 Nov 2019

    AREWA24 launches new all-Hausa language streaming service

    AREWA24 the new Hausa Language entertainment and lifestyle channel in Nigeria and West Africa, has introduced the launch of "Arewa24On Demand"...

    28 Oct 2019

    Canal+ partners with Mediawan to produce original content for Africa

    Canal+ International (the international subsidiary of Canal+ Group) and Mediawan are forming a partnership to invest in original content in French for the African audience....

    18 Oct 2019

    West Africa build gathers pace for The Conversation Africa

    The Conversation Africa bolsters West African team to continue expansion into the African continent...

    By Alexandra Storey, Caroline Southey, Lyrr Thurston 15 Oct 2019

    Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation

    The controversy over the CFA Franc gets revived on a regular basis by African politicians and intellectuals. The currency gives rise to both passionate debate and simplistic, sweeping political declarations...

    By Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne 22 Jul 2019

    M6 Group to roll out new TV channel in Sub-Saharan Africa

    New French content to be streamed for West Africa across broadcast channels...

    5 Jul 2019

    Marketing the African Cup of Nations in Nigeria

    Hotsports Media Group wins unencrypted broadcast rights for African Cup of Nations in Nigeria

    27 May 2019

    Guinea pigs cured of Ebola with antibodies, raising hopes for treatment in humans

    The Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 in West Africa caused more than 11,000 deaths. At the time, scientists were working on several experimental vaccines and treatments but none were licensed for use in humans...

    By Pramila Rajil & Alain Townsend 4 Apr 2019

    Canal+ rolls out new African TV show 'Sakho & Mangane'

    Canal+ Africa is planning to roll out new African TV cop show 'Sakho and Mangane' in French speaking African countries...

    29 Mar 2019

    Farmcrowdy closes $1m additional seed funding

    Nigeria's digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1...

    By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Mar 2019

    Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups

    20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

    12 Mar 2019

    Shifting sands of consumer sentiment across West Africa

    Ghana's latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the fourth quarter of 2018 shows a five point decrease to 108, while Nigeria's CCI has dropped one point to 117, presenting a diverse picture of consumer sentiment across West Africa...

    Issued by Nielsen 22 Feb 2019

    The dawn of an African financial union

    Eight countries in West Africa recently announced their collective decision to adopt an indigenous new currency...

    By Hemant G, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Jun 2020

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