The history of West Africa can be divided into five major periods: first, its prehistory, in which the first human settlers arrived, developed agriculture, and made contact with peoples to the north; the second, the Iron Age empires that consolidated both intra-African, and extra-African trade, and developed centralized states; third, Major polities flourished, which would undergo an extensive history of contact with non-Africans; fourth, the colonial period, in which Great Britain and France controlled nearly the whole of the region; fifth, the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed.
West Africa (1917-2005) was a weekly news magazine that was published in London for over 80 years and closed in 2005.
It was first published on 3 February 1917 from offices in Fleet Street, with the commercial backing of Elder Dempster Shipping Line and the trading company John Holt. It was to appear weekly, at a price of sixpence per copy. Its first editorial explained its raison d'etre:
The magazine was intended as "an open forum for the discussion of every question involving the welfare of the peoples of West Africa.... It offers itself as a friend to every cause which holds out a prospect of advancing the position of West Africa as a prosperous and contented member of the Empire...".
Having begun as a source of news about events and issues in the British colonies of West Africa as well as a link between the colonial power and its administrators in the field, for 80 years West Africa magazine was considered a major source of information about the region.
In the mid-1960s is was the target of a successful takeover bid by Cecil Harmsworth King’s media empire. In 1978 it began to publish poetry and fiction by some of the continent's leading writers. The literary editor from 1978 was Robert Fraser, followed in 1981 by the Booker Prize–winning novelist Ben Okri. In 1993 a commemorative volume was published, entitled West Africa Over 75 Years: Selections from the Raw Material of History, edited by the magazine's then editor, Kaye Whiteman (1936-2014), and researched by Kole Omotoso, Ferdinand Dennis and Alfred Zack-Williams.
PGAS) ("Petrogress" or the "Company"), a fully integrated oil commodity business that primarily serves the Mediterranean and WestAfrica, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Petronav CarriersLLC... The Upstream segment consists of exploration and production of crude oil in West Africa, associated with processing and storage.
The funds have been raised from the AfricaEnterprise Challenge Fund ($700,000) for Burkina Faso... The EIF OGEF’s contribution thus helps the French start-up to reach its goal of mobilising 6 million euros for the distribution of its solar kits in West Africa. The other part of the funding will be collected from business angels and individuals ... .
It also emerged last year that a statue commemorating Rustat - which overlooks WestCourt at The Old Schools, the original site of the library which he financed - could also be removed ...The Company had complete control of Britain's slave trade, as well as its gold and Ivory business, with Africa and the forts on the coast of west Africa.
Further, in WestAfrica, Guinea is battling an Ebola outbreak as well, with 7 cases confirmed ...World Vision has been a leader in facilitating Ebola vaccine deployment, acceptance and compliance during the worst Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as well as during the 10th outbreak in Goma, DRC 2019/20.
“With the branding side of my work, I started getting other businesses asking me for help ... I started the business while I was in Germany on a U.S ... We also include humanitarian tactics like digging water wells in Liberia, WestAfrica, and assisting in Puerto Rico with the devastation from Hurricane Maria ... My business has been pivoting.
The 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola in WestAfrica started in Nzerekore, the proximity of which to busy borders hampered efforts to contain the virus ... suffered so much from the disease," the WHO's RegionalDirector for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, was quoted as saying in a statement.
The 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola in WestAfrica started in Nzerekore, whose proximity to busy borders hampered efforts to contain the virus ... "WHO is ramping up readiness & response efforts to this potential resurgence of #Ebola in West Africa, a region which suffered so ...