West Africa News

US to cut Africom troops amid focus on Russia and China
Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be moved as the Pentagon focuses on advising in West Africa. www.bbc.co.uk | 11/16/18 11:52 AM
War Stories: George Washington, William T. Sherman and Viking Marauders
Lessons about war from the American Revolution, the Civil War, medieval Britain and West Africa. www.nytimes.com | 11/9/18 10:00 AM
ISIS-linked extremists in Nigeria kill 2nd of 3 abducted health workers
Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed the second of three abducted health workers, Nigeria’s government said late Monday — the death coming a month after the first health worker was killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province. www.foxnews.com | 10/15/18 10:47 PM
Data and tech to transform Nigerian retail market
The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking place on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Lagos. Considered one of the world’s most significant and [&hellip www.itnewsafrica.com | 10/13/18 12:39 PM
Letter from Africa: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail
Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about journalism in West Africa. www.bbc.co.uk | 9/24/18 11:54 PM
Gong Gong Gong – “Siren ???”
Beijing duo Tom Ng and Joshua Frank make transnational blues with swarming psychedelic borders as Gong Gong Gong. Drawing from the sounds of West Africa to Southeast Asia to Bo Diddley, they’ve forged rushing, pulsing rhythms with lyrics that recount Cantonese tales of absurdity, lust, and love. Their debut US single "Siren ???" is out today… www.stereogum.com | 9/20/18 2:00 PM
Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast
Orange and MainOne Cable Company has announced a partnership that will allow for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system. Through this partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the African telecommunications ecosystem. MainOne’s current cable system comprises a 7,000km submarine cable, which was launched in [&hellip www.itnewsafrica.com | 9/14/18 3:00 PM
MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa’s full scale data centre
Connectivity and data centre solutions provider in West Africa, MainOne, and data centre supplier Minkels announced the second phase of the MDXi project. MainOne constructed West Africa’s largest Tier III+ Data centre company (MDXi) in 2015. MainOne has announced plans to expand its data centre business, MDXi, into new territories across West Africa with a [&hellip www.itnewsafrica.com | 9/4/18 6:30 AM